Disney Pixar’s upcoming Toy Story 4 introduces a number of new toys, and one of them will be played by John Wick and The Matrix star Keanu Reeves. Tim Allen, who plays Buzz Lightyear, revealed to Jimmy Fallon that Reeves is in the film, though Disney hasn’t confirmed this.
Allen said Reeves’ character “has an edge” in a similar way that Buzz Lightyear does. Reeves’ toy is really tiny, Allen said, though that’s all he had to say about it, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to learn more. Toy Story 4 also introduces new toys voiced by Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele.
Also during the interview, Allen talked about how Toy Story 4’s plot is “so deep and moving,” in particular the ending. Allen said he got very emotional at the end, going on to say Toy Story 4’s ending is heavy in a similar way to the ending of Gone With The Wind.
Toy Story 4 is directed by Josh Cooley, who previously co-wrote Inside Out for Pixar, and Jonas Rivera. It was originally announced back in 2014 with a 2017 release date, but delays caused the film to switch release slots with The Incredibles 2. Former Disney Animation head John Lasseter was set to direct, but sexual harassment allegations against him resulted in him stepping away and ultimately leaving the company.
Allen isn’t the only Toy Story star to have spoken about the impactful ending of Toy Story 4. Tom Hanks, who plays Woody, said in a previous interview, “When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history.'”
Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 21, 2019. Here is the official description of the film:
“Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called ‘Forky’ to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”