New Toy Story Keanu Reeves
Vulture is reporting that Keanu Reeves will join the cast of the 4th Toy Story film. What we know of the Keanu’s character was unearthed by Tim Allen, who plays franchise co-star Buzz Lightyear. According to Allen, Reeve’s character is a little more eccentric than the rest of the regular cast, although he does bear a slight resemblance to Buzz, due to his “gentle and calm demeanor.”
“They really will surprise you with the toys they came up with,” Allen told Deadline. “Characters came back, new guys in it that are great. Keanu Reeves has got a great part.”
His inclusion in Toy Story 4 marks the first time in Keanu Reeves’ career that he will undertake a voice role in an animated film. Reeves who made his debut in 1986’s River’s Edge with Crispin Glover has been a mainstay in Hollywood ever since, most recently as cerebral assassin John Wick.
Interestingly enough, this past Thursday was the 23rd anniversary of the original Toy Story release, the very first feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar would go onto push the boundaries of digital culture until it was eventually purchased by Walt Disney Studios in 2006. Toy Story 4 is expected to hit theaters on June 21, 2019.