Toy Story 4 won’t be released until next year, but fans may want to start stocking up on the tissues now.
In an interview with the BBC’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Tom Hanks said he got emotional recording the ending of the Pixar film, to the point that he could not even look at the crew he was recording with.
“I didn’t want to see them and I wanted to pretend they couldn’t see me. When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history,” Hanks said on the show.
Hanks goes on to say that Toy Story 4 is going to have “an impactful ending,” noting that the story of Woody, Buzz and the gang as emotionally resonated with fans since the original film’s released in 1996.
Hanks, who has voiced Woody in every installment of the Toy Story franchise, is not the first star to speak about the emotional end to the upcoming film.
In September, Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear, appeared on “The Talk” and said that he couldn’t get through the last scene.
“I’ve got to resist getting emotional, I don’t want to give it away, but this is an incredibly great story,” he said during the interview. “It is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big, the idea they’ve come up with, I’m startled. I couldn’t even get through the last scene. I would love to a be a Washington leaker. I just can’t do it; I can’t give any more away.”
Toy Story 4 was originally scheduled to be released in 2017, but the date was pushed to 2018, and later to 2019, after Pixar threw out most of the script.
The plot of Toy Story 4 is believed to revolve around the relationship between Woody and Bo Peep (Annie Potts). In the movie Buzz Lightyear and Woody set out on a quest to find Bo Peep, who was sold at a yard sale by Andy’s mother sometime between the events of Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.
The script will be written by Stephany Folsom (“Black List”). Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, were originally supposed to pen the film, but left the project due to creative differences.
Toy Story 4 is scheduled for release on June 21, 2019.