KEANU REEVES IN TOY STORY?
Keanu Reeves’ secret role in Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 is finally known now. It sees the John Wick star depict a hero toy, as per new details distributed by Observer.
Reeves is purportedly playing Duke Kaboom, who “hails from a place where discounted toys are sent.” Porcelein shepherdess Bo Peep swings to Duke for help after her sheep have been taken from her.
In November, long-term Buzz Lightyear star Tim Allen let slip on The Tonight Show Reeves was voicing another character he portrayed as being just a couple of inches tall.
“They really will surprise you with the toys they came up with. Characters came back, new guys in it that are great. Keanu Reeves has got a great part,” Allen said.
“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.
“I got a call which was really cool, from the lovely people at Pixar and the creators of this number, this edition, or continuation of the story,” Reeves told Collider in December, forgoing details surrounding his character. “They pitched the character to me and then we spoke and they allowed me to kind of riff on it.”
MORE DETAILS ON TOY STORY 4:
Returning close by Buzz and Woody are warbling cowgirl Jessie (Joan Cusack) and anxiety-ridden dinosaur toy Rex (Wallace Shawn), joined by newcomers Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key), Bunny (Jordan Peele) and makeshift toy Forky (Tony Hale).
Announced plot details that surfaced a week ago proposed the pack will set out on “one final trip” together. While the manly Forky, who doesn’t trust he’s a toy, gives Toy Story 4 the perspective of “an existential crisis through the eyes of a toy.”
Potts, who had to sit out 2010’s Toy Story 3, recently commented she has a “major part” when revealing to Radio Times the film underwent noteworthy modifies.
“Most of [my work] is with Tom. I’ve never done any animation before where you got to work with the other actors,” Potts said. “ It’s just a single voice at a time. But because of the nature of what we’re doing, we’ve been having Tom and me together. That’s fun! That is really fun!”
The undertaking was first created under then-chief and Pixar CCO John Lasseter. Toy Story 4 was described in 2015 as a romantic tale between Woody and Bo propelled to some extent by Lasseter’s own history with wife Nancy.
Lasseter later left Pixar following “slips” with different workers. This happened after the project saw the departure of screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, in light of creative differences.
Lasseter imagined the story with Pixar Brain Trust members Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich. First-time feature helmer and long-lasting Pixar worker Josh Cooley directs.
Observer includes the film will feature new song “Friendless Cowboy,” composed by Academy Award champ Randy Newman.
Toy Story 4 opens June 21.