Tim Allen Teases Keanu Reeves' Role in 'Toy Story 4'
The 'Last Man Standing' actor also revealed that he "couldn't even get through" the ending of the film, because it "was so emotional."
Toy Story 4 doesn't hit theaters until next summer, but that's not stopping Buzz Lightyear himself from teasing out some details.
Tim Allen, who voices the character, stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, and he shared the first details of Keanu Reeves' role in the animated film.
"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. And the guy said, 'So we calmed him down a little bit,' and they reminded me his toy is only that big." He then used his fingers to indicate a very small toy.
Allen also teased the film's emotional moments. "[Co-star Tom] Hanks said it best — of course he always says stuff best — but the last scene of the movie I couldn't even get through it. I thought there were pages after it," he said. "I read it and I had to turn around from reading it in the studio, it was so emotional. It's a 'Scarlett, I don't give a damn moment,'" he explained, referencing the iconic ending moments of Gone With the Wind.
Allen added that the film would surprise fans. "It is so good, these guys are geniuses, it's so deep and moving and a wonderful plot. I can't give anything away, but it's about different kinds of toys. They will really surprise you with the toys they come up with, characters come back, new guys [are] in it."
The fourth installment of the beloved animated franchise catches viewers up with Woody (Hanks) after one of his human owners, Bonnie, adds a new toy named Forky (Tony Hale) to her room. The toys embark on a road trip adventure that shows them just how big and exciting the world can be.
In addition to Allen and Hanks, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Don Rickles, Jeff Pidgeon, Michael Keaton, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin and Laurie Metcalf also star. Josh Cooley directed the film.
Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 21, 2019.