A fourth “Toy Story” film has seemingly been in the works for some time, though appeared to hit a speed bump when originally hired scribes Rashida Jones and Will McCormack departed the project a while back and the film was delayed from its originally planned Summer 2018 release.
Late last year it was revealed Jones and McCormack’s decision ultimately had to do with Pixar head John Lasseter who is currently on leave following several misconduct claims brought against him. Now one of the other talents involved, actress Annie Potts, has revealed that the delay went beyond merely a change of writers.
Speaking with The Radio Times, she revealed the entire project was overhauled because the studio has the creative freedom to start from scratch if something is not working:
“[Toy Story 4] was supposed to come out this year and then they threw out three-quarters of it and rewrote. Usually, it takes, from start to finish, two years. But because they threw most of it in the bin and started over [my time on the project has] been extended a little bit. I’ve done a lot of work on it… I have a big part! I’m thrilled!
They’re funny those Pixar people. They just take their time. It’s very painstaking work. If they don’t like whole sections then they just chuck it and start over again. They have that great creative liberty to do that.”
Stephany Folsom is penning and Josh Cooley is helming “Toy Story 4” which is finally slated to arrive on June 21st 2019.