Disney Reached Out to Tim Allen and Tom Hanks to Appear in “Toy Story 5”

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Screenshot from "Toy Story 3." Photo by Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock (1940211d)

Disney and Pixar produced many animated masterpieces by each other’s side, but none of them compares to Toy Story. The fifth installment in this franchise is on the way, and Disney already reached out to Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to reprise their iconic voice roles.

Allen dropped some hints about the Toy Story sequel in a recent interview on The Tonight Show and told the host Jimmy Fallon that he’s been contacted by Disney.

“Bob Iger, head of Disney, said it was on. He actually said it was going to happen. They have reached out to Tom and I to reprise the roles. They’re not saying anything about it,” said Allen.

Allen also revealed that he has been reluctant about returning as Buzz Lightyear because you must wonder if five movies are too many. He decided to come back because one of the original scribes is involved with the sequels, adding this could be “a very, very interesting way to reunite it.”

Upon its release in 2019, Toy Story 4 garnered critical acclaim and crossed the coveted $1 billion mark to become the highest-grossing film in the franchise. The sequel would serve as a potential revival of this franchise, which is yet to recover from the disappointing box office numbers of the polarizing spin-off Lightyear.