Woody the Cowboy from Disney Pixar's Toy Story movies has been lured away to Universal by the promise of some big movie deals.
So far the only one confirmed is Brokeback Mountain 2, where Woody will star alongside GI Joe. The story is much the same as Brokeback Mountain, but will be in 3D and totally animated.
Insiders at Hollywood are said to have a whole host of remakes they wish to do with the popular toy cowboy, including a Hang 'Em High by their own Drawstring and The Good, The Bad and the Cabbage Patch Doll.
"I'm quite looking forward to the challenging new roles," said Woody in an exclusive interview. "Obviously, I can't rule out a reprise in Toy Story 4, but I'd need to see the script before committing to that venture. Toy Story 3 kind of left me drained. I did all my own stunts you know. Plus, the end of the film has kind of closed the chapter on Andy's toys. I need to look after Numero Uno."
Woody admits he would like to break out of the cowboy typecasting. "I'd love to do some romantic comedies," he said. "Possibly opposite Meg Ryan, she's hot."
Most of the toys from the first three films have gone on to do their own shows, with Buzz Lightyear on his third series of a popular children's cartoon, whilst Barbie has a range of models in her image. The small green aliens get regular cameo appearances in Buzz's show, whilst Jessie has been seen auditioning for a remake of Debbie Does Dallas.