Mr. Hanks talks.
Tom Hanks (and voice of Woody) was asked by a BBC interviewer if there would be a new movie in the series.
“I think there will be, yeah,” Hanks replied. “I think they’re working on it now.” ...
21st century Hollywood travels on Big Box Office. Produce a movie about giant robots that makes a bundle, go make another one. Green ogres do business, you create more tales with green ogre.
Nobody but nobody walks away from features generating 800 million or a billion dollars in box office receipts. Shrek might be over (for the moment) but the spin-offs whirl onward. Toy Story 3 made $1,063,171,911 during its theatrical incarnation. You think Richard Ross will let Emeryville call it a day with Woody and Buzz? Like hell he will. He'll be memoing and phoning and enticing Pixar management until Ed Catmull goes into screaming fits and the next installment gets itself made. (Iger will make tearful pleas.)
So, yeah. They're probably going to make ... or are making already, Toy Story 4. Unless, of course, Tom Hanks is just blowing smoke.
And Tom Hanks wouldn't do that, would he?