Keanu Reeves will voice Duke Caboom – a toy based on Canada’s greatest stuntman – in Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story 4. The character is featured in the film’s new trailer.
Toy Story 4 opens on June 21st.
Toy Story 4 | Official Trailer
KEANU REEVES TO VOICE CANADIAN CHARACTER, DUKE CABOOM, IN DISNEY·PIXAR’S “TOY STORY 4”
TORONTO, ON. (March 19, 2019) – Canadians can begin counting down to June 21 when DUKE CABOOM, voiced by Keanu Reeves, will be crashing into theatres and into hearts across the country in “Toy Story 4.”
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.”
Reeves is the latest addition to the “Toy Story 4,” voice cast and joins other new characters including 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.
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) 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. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to theatres on June 21, 2019.