'Toy Story 4' Is A Very Real Thing That's Happening

John Lasseter will direct the movie, set for release in June 2017.

First, there was a rumor, no more than a whisper something Tom Hanks said one time, but now it's a reality.

"Toy Story 4" is coming to theaters in June 2017.

The news came — as all glorious things do — out of a Disney corporate earnings call (via The Hollywood Reporter). Chief creative officer, "Toy Story" director and human enthusiasm machine John Lasseter will direct.

Listen, of course I'm going to be game for more time with Woody, Buzz and the gang, but the end of "Toy Story 3" was a little too perfect to be thrilled about this.