Just when we thought Toy Story 4 couldn’t get more bonkers with the introduction of Forky, Ducky and Bunny, Tim Allen has gone and dropped a new character bombshell that should silence any doubters while also making everyone supremely worried about poor Slinky Dog.
During a chat with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Allen revealed that Keanu Reeves has a part in Pixar’s upcoming toy flick and is essentially going to be a foil to Buzz Lightyear.
As for who Reeves is voicing, Allen unsurprisingly kept his cards close to his chest and only offered up hints that the character will have an “interesting relationship” with Buzz and is the size of those little green army men.
It sounds like Reeves’ character is there to solely rub Buzz (and by extension Woody) the wrong way, but I’m not ruling out the possibility that his presence in the movie means we may be saying goodbye to Slinky.
The last time Reeves was in a movie with a dog it didn’t end well for the poor pup, and that makes me super worried that poor ol’ Slinky is going to the pearly gates or wherever toys go when they shuffle this mortal coil.
Now that I think about it, I may have stumbled across the plot of Toy Story 4.
Hear me out here: Mr. Potatohead steals Reeves’ character’s car, setting off a rip-roaring rampage of revenge in which Slinky dies in Woody’s arms and Buzz and Reeves’s character go face to face at the film’s climax. Sounds like the perfect story for a children’s film.
I’m obviously taking a wild stab at Toy Story 4‘s plot here but given how the whole movie is being kept more secret than whatever is going on at Area 51, we also can’t rule it out as a possibility.
Think of it like Schrödinger’s plot: anything could and couldn’t happen until Toy Story 4‘s story is finally revealed.
With Toy Story 4 hitting our screens on June 21, 2019, we won’t have to wait long to find out how Pixar plan to make us cry our eyes out this time around. Hopefully it doesn’t involve Reeves’ character taking Slinky to a farm up north somewhere.