Toy Story 4, one of the summer’s most anticipated movie events, is still three months away from its release date in late June, but Pixar just gave us a brand new trailer to tide us over until the main event — with at least a couple new surprises.
First, we get a deeper look at the existential crisis faced by Forky, a new character that Bonnie (who now owns Woody, Buzz, and the gang) literally made at school out of a plastic lunch spork. As Woody attempts to teach Forky what it means to be a toy, adventures ensue that result in Woody running into his long-lost friend Bo Peep. Somewhere along the line, they run into some menacing looking ventriloquist dolls and there’s a blink-and-you-might-miss-it cameo from Keanu Reeves as a brand new character — Duke Caboom.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s a quote from the official press release announcing Reeves’ joining the cast:
In the all-new story, Duke Caboom is a 1970s toy, based on Canada’s greatest stuntman, who Woody meets in an antique store. Riding his powerful Caboom stunt-cycle, Duke is always prepared to show off his stunt poses with confidence and swagger. However, Woody learns quickly that Duke has an Achilles heel: He has never been able to do the awesome stunts advertised in his own toy commercial. For years, Duke has been sitting in the antique store, constantly reliving the failures of his tragic past.
Being a proud Canuck, Duke Caboom needed to be voiced by a great Canadian and Keanu Reeves was up for the ride. “The first time Josh [Cooley] and I talked with Keanu about the role, Keanu became Duke Caboom,” says producer Jonas Rivera. “Keanu was asking great questions that dug deep to find the soul of the character. At one point he stood up on the table in the middle of Pixar’s atrium and struck poses while proclaiming victory. It was so funny. It’s all in the movie and it’s all Keanu.”
Toy Story 4 will also feature the voices of Tony Hale as Forky, Christina Hendricks as Gabby Gabby, Ally Maki as Giggle McDimples, and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as Ducky and Bunny. Plus, of course, the returning Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
It will be in theaters on June 21.