‘Toy Story 4’ won’t continue story from ‘Toy Story 3’, says Pixar president

Instead, the eagerly-anticipated sequel will be a "separate story" designed as a "romantic comedy"

Toy Story 4 will not continue the story from Toy Story 3, Pixar’s president has revealed.

Instead, the eagerly-anticipated sequel will be a “separate story” designed as a “romantic comedy”, Jim Morris explained in an interview with Disney Latino.

Disney confirmed in November that Toy Story 4 is now in the works and is set for release on June 16, 2017. John Lasseter, who directed the original Toy Story, will return to shoot the fourth instalment and Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are set to reprise their roles as Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

“The third movie ended in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy. I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know if will be continued,” Morris explained in the new interview.

“It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3,” he continued. “Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.”

Disney also announced in November that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack have signed up to write Toy Story 4. The pair previously penned the acclaimed 2012 comedy-drama Celeste & Jesse Forever. Jones is also known for her acting roles in Parks And Recreation and I Love You Man.