Last month it was announced that Keanu Reeves is set to join the Toy Story Gang with an appearance in next year’s animated sequel Toy Story 4, and during an interview with Collider the John Wick star has spoken briefly about how his casting came about.
“I got a call which was really cool out the blue from the lovely people at Pixar and the creators of this number, this edition, or continuation of the story. They pitched the character to me and then we spoke and they allowed me to kind of riff on it.”
Reeves’ role is being kept tightly under wraps, but Buzz Lightyear voice actor Tim Allen did previous tease that, “Keanu Reeves has got a great part. Actually, a little inside story [about Reeves]: Even he 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.”
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.
Toy Story 4 is set for release on June 21st 2019.