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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:
Keanu Reeves has got a great part. Actually, a little inside story, even [Reeves] said --- gentle, wonderful guy that he is --- 'This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear.' And his character does have an edge to that. And the guy said, 'So we calmed him down a little bit,' and they reminded me his toy is only that big.
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.
After meeting Forky in the first teaser, Toy Story 4 unveiled a second look that showed off Ducky and Bunny, two new characters voiced by Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. Check that out here:
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!