During the D23 Expo, John Lasseter confirmed that the sequel will explore the romantic relationship between Woody and Bo Peep. The fourth installment of the Toy Story franchise is rumored to feature Woody and Buzz Lightyear in an adventure to find Bo Peep, who was presumed to be given away in the last movie.
Toy Story 4 will also focus its attention on Buzz Lightyear finally pursuing Jessie, as their characters seemed to have a growing romance ever since Toy Story 2 (and even had a dance performance together in Toy Story 3). As stated by Star Mine News, the upcoming Toy Story 4 will be a love story between the characters, which is a very different genre compared to the previous films.
Each of the stories is a different genre and 'Toy Story 4' is a love story. It’s a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. Bo’s returned for 'Toy Story 4.' Woody and Buzz head out to find Bo. It’s a very, very emotional story, and it’s very fun doing a story about [Woody and Bo].
Lasseter even stated that the inspiration behind the movie's storyline is his wife, Nancy, and the first time they met each other.
Tom Hanks will reprise his role as the cowboy Woody in tandem with Annie Potts as Bo Peep and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear.
Toy Story 4 is set to hit the theaters in June 15, 2018 and is slated to be released alongside Disney's other animated offering that year, Gigantic.
If you can't wait that long you could always head to theaters in June to catch the highly-anticipated Finding Dory, or take a trip to Hollywood Studios, where they're planning to build an entire Toy Story-themed land.