Stephany Folsom, who recently had a feud with Marvel after being denied a “Story by” credit on Thor: Ragnarok, has been tapped to write the script for the upcoming fourth installment of the long-running Pixar franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Rashida Jones was initially attached as writer for the film, along with her writing partner Will McCormack, but she left the project last year. It was initially reported that Jones decided to step away from the project because of unwanted advances from Pixar head John Lasseter, who took a leave of absence following claims of sexual harassment and misconduct, but Jones refuted the reports in The New York Times, saying, “We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances. … We parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences.” Jones and McCormack went on to say that Pixar has a “a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice.”
For Folsom, the role as writer on Toy Story 4 is her first major credit. She appeared on The Black List in 2013 for her original screenplay 1969: A Space Odyssey, or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon.