Did you know that Keanu Reeves was in Toy Story 4? We didn't, either, but what a pleasant surprise! We're just now starting to learn more about next year's Pixar sequel, which will return Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as iconic toy characters Woody and Buzz. And it was the later who revealed Reeves' role in Toy Story 4, explaining:
Tim Allen makes a very tiny gesture with his fingers as he explains the size of Keanu Reeves' toy in Toy Story 4 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. But a quick scan of IMDB doesn't have Keanu Reeves listed at all, so this mysterious part is breaking news.
The focus of the marketing on the first trailer fell on Forky (voiced by Veep's Tony Hale), and from what we can tell, Forky is a craft project -- probably created by Bonnie -- who has an existential crisis when he comes to life. Deep stuff.
As Tim Allen elaborates in this Jimmy Fallon interview, there are several new characters who will be introduced in this sequel, and now we know that Keanu Reeves will voice one of them. The Toy Story sequels have done an excellent job at bringing in memorable new people, from Jessie (Joan Cusack) and Barbie (Jodi Benson) to the menacing Lotso. Way to ruin the smell of strawberries for us, you huggin' bear.
Watch Tim Allen talk about the emotional ending of Toy Story 4, elaborating on what Tom Hanks has said about the movie, without revealing any spoilers.
So far, thankfully, the people involved with Toy Story 4 have revealed a few fun things without giving away the farm. That means we will patiently wait for the full movie to get here on June 24, 2019. It's the only Pixar title on the radar for a while, so let's hope Toy Story 4 delivers in a massive way!
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