The level of secrecy surrounding Disney and Pixar's highly-anticipated Toy Story 4 could rival any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films -- and with good reason. The heart-wrenching ending of Toy Story 3 was viewed by many as the perfect conclusion to the popular franchise, and the addition of a new chapter means that, in some ways, we are heading into uncharted territory.
Even the first teaser trailer of the fourth film, which was released last week, offered very little information about the movie's plot. In fact, other than a shot of all characters spinning, the only thing we have to go on is the introduction of a new toy named Forky.
But now, thanks to Buzz Lightyear voice actor Tim Allen's recent visit to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we have a new clue about the film -- and it's something we didn't expect: Keanu Reeves is voicing a mystery character.
"I can't give anything away," the Last Man Standing actor said, before revealing that some new characters would be introduced in the film, one of them voiced by Keanu Reeves. "Keanu Reeves has got a great part," Allen chuckled. "Actually, a little inside story, even he said -- gentle, wonderful guy that he is: 'This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear.' And his character does have an edge like that," he revealed, before adding that they had to remind Reeves that his character is relatively small compared to Lightyear.
According to Allen's gesture, it appears Reeves' character may be no bigger than a LEGO figure, or something close to it. It sure sounds like there will be an interesting dynamic at play here, even if there is much we still don't yet know about the film.
The official synopsis for Toy Story 4 states:
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.
Directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Tony Hale. The film opens June 21, 2019.