It's been so long coming, I can't believe the time is actually here: According to a tweet from Good Morning America, sourced to Disney's D23 Expo, the plot for Toy Story 4 , America's favorite action movie franchise, has been revealed — and it's keying into a story line that's been hinted at ever since the first movie. Actually wait, sorry: everything else was true, but I'm just getting word now that Toy Story 4 isn't actually an action movie franchise, it's a lovable Pixar series that can honestly do no wrong. I just figured it was because I love it as much as everyone else loves The Fast & The Furious and Mission: Impossible. ANYWAY. It was reportedly announced this morning that the fourth film in the series will center around the love story between our old pal Woody and our new pal Bo Peep. Or, not necessarily new, but she hasn't been given a ton to do over the trilogy so far, so this will be a welcome change!
And speaking of the trilogy, just a reminder that this film won't be slotting in to make the series a quadrilogy (is that even a word?!), as has been mentioned before. Instead, Toy Story 4 will have a stand-alone plot, for an entirely new adventure. It's understandable that some might be nervous about this — after all, it means straying from a tried-and-true formula — but, in some ways, I'm actually quite glad director John Lasseter won't just be trying to slap a new ending on such a perfect trilogy.
As previously mentioned, the news came out at the D23 Expo, which is a Comic-Con-like Disney fan convention that I honestly cannot believe we're not all at right now. If you're at it, I don't want to hear about it. Or, I do eventually, I'm just not ready in this moment to live in a world where I'm missing out on something like that. But regardless, Good Morning America announced the news via their Twitter, and I've been on the edge of my seat ever since, hoping for more sweet detail-y nuggets of information.
So, I don't know if you're optimistic about the fourth movie or not, but this franchise has never done me wrong, so I personally can't wait 'til it hits theaters on Jun. 16, 2017.
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