Toy Story 4 Director Talks about Franchise’s Future Direction

No doubt most people today already caught the teaser trailer released for Toy Story 4 (See it here) and right now I’m sure a lot of people are questioning what’s to come. Especially given the chaos that occurred in production. Director Josh Cooley, who took over for original director John Lasseter after he was fired from Pixar for sexual assault allegations, seems determined to immediately get out front and center to tackle any doubt audiences have about the new film. Especially given how beautifully Toy Story 3 seemed to end the story.

In a new interview he had today with Entertainment Weekly, Cooley discusses how his own doubts were squashed when he saw the direction the new film might take for the characters, particular lead character Woody who serves as a continuous point-of-view in the series:

Like most people, I assumed that Toy Story 3 was the end of the story. And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.

Hopefully, the result is a good film that continues the ridiculously high standards the previous Toy Story films have upheld, even when Pixar has faulted with their other projects. Stay tuned!