When Toy Story 4 ended, many believed it would be the last that we saw of our beloved childhood toys on the big screen. It was the perfect ending, a heartwarming send-off for Woody as he joins Bo Peep as a "Lost Toy."
Turns out, Disney needs money and after a string of box office flops, Pixar is returning to its roots in hopes of recapturing audiences. In addition to Inside Out 2, Pixar is also developing a new Toy Story.
Not much is known about Toy Story 5. We don't have any plot details or casting information. And one major question we had when the movie was announced was whether or not Woody and Buzz will be returning. Well, we finally have an answer.
Will Woody and Buzz return in Toy Story 5?
Speaking to Variety in a wide-ranging interview, Pete Doctor, Pixar's creative chief officer, let it slip that both Woody and Buzz will be back for another big screen adventure.
"We have another “Toy Story,” so Woody and Buzz are back. "- Pete Doctor, CCO, Pixar
We don't know what sort of role Woody and Buzz will play in the film, but simply having these two beloved characters return should be enough to get fans excited. Now another big question we have is whether the original voice actors, Tim Allen and Tom Hanks, will also return for the film.
Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, certainly seems interested in returning. Following the announcement of Toy Story 5, Allen took so social media to share his excitement.
Allen has been the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story for all four feature films. Disney opted to go in a different direction for the spin-off movie, Lightyear, casting Chris Evans as the titular space ranger. It was a move that made sense for the plot, as the film followed the human version of Buzz Lightyear, but fans were still unhappy it wasn't Tim Allen's voice. Hopefully, Disney smartens up and casts Allen for the role he has been doing since 1995.
We haven't heard from Tom Hanks, but hopefully he joins his pal for another rodeo.