'Toy Story 4': Josh Cooley is Now The Director, John Lasseter Steps Downby ZachPerilstein
John Lasseter has stepped down as director of Toy Story 4, leaving his co-director Josh Cooley to take over the directors chair.
Lasseter revealed the news during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. He will stay on as executive producer. Lasseter has directed all three Toy Story films.
Don't worry this Toy Story continuation is in good hands. Josh Cooley was the head of story on Pixar's critically acclaimed hit Inside Out. Cooley started as an intern at Pixar back in 2006 working on Cars.
Toy Story 4 will bring back original stars Tim Allen and Tom Hanks to voice Buzz Lightyear and Woody. The script is written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. The story was created by the Pixar Braintrust (a group that consists of John Lasseter, Coco's Lee Unkrich, Finding Dory's Andrew Stanton, and Up's Pete Docter.)
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the Toy gang return to theaters on June 21, 2019.