Keanu Reeves thankful for internet’s obsession with him in 2019
Keanu Reeves is having a big year, from the success of his latest John Wick movie to his upcoming part in Toy Story 4.
If you go on Twitter, it won’t take long to find someone professing their love for the actor. It seems as though 2019 is his year, and Reeves has noticed.
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At the Toy Story 4 premiere in Hollywood, Reeves addressed his popularity and thanked fans.
“It's been really nice and special for me. Just how well the John Wick film was received, and then also recently with Always Be My Maybe, and then being connected with CD Projekt Red. I've just had the chance to be working with really cool people and be a part of really cool projects. And so to be here with Toy Story 4 is a lot of fun. It's nice when it's nice,” he said.
Reeves starred in this year’s action-packed John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum which beat out Avengers: Endgame during its debut weekend. And when there’s a lot of action, there’s usually a lot of killing, which is seen across the John Wick franchise.
In fact, in the course of the three films, John Wick has a higher kill count than Jason Voorhees and Michael Myerscombined, which is probably a shock to horror buffs.
According to Bloody Disgusting, the three John Wick films beat the number of kills in both the Halloween and Friday the 13th franchises put together.
Their calculations state that John Wick has killed 306 people while Michael Myers is at 140 and Jason has killed 157. Meanwhile, in the Friday The 13th films, there have been 181 kills total. Therefore, in the 20 films that span both franchises, that’s 297 kills total.
In case you haven’t seen it, you can watch the latest trailer for the third John Wick film below.
Speaking of Toy Story 4, the film will be the first Pixar film since 1995 to run without a short film before the feature.
The first short film feature before Pixar films occurred in 1998 with A Big’s Life. Before this, only one other Pixar film has been aired without a short, the original Toy Story which was also Pixar’s first-ever feature. Also, the home release featured a short film called Ton Toy.
The film clocks in at 1 hour and 40 minutes, so it’s not like cutting the short saves on time. Therefore, it’s unclear why Disney and Pixar decided against it, especially considering how well the shorts by the company do at the Academy Awards each year.
Despite the lack of short, Toy Story 4 will apparently contain a major cameo we can’t believe — an Easter egg from everyPixar movie ever.
Director Josh Cooley revealed the news at a conference in Orlando and was reported by Cinema Blend.
“If you pause any frame in the story, you’ll see something in the background. From every movie Pixar’s ever done, there’s something in the antique store,” Cooley said.
Many scenes in the film take place inside an antique store, so there’s plenty of opportunity for sneaky cameos.
We previously knew the film had Easter eggs from Monsters Inc. and the Incredibles, but apparently, there’s a lot more in store.
Cooley also explained part of the reason why there are so many cameos in the film, which was partially for convenience.
“The technical challenge in this one was the antique store because there’s 10,000 items for the antique store that all had to be built and shaded and set dressed and everything,” Cooley said. “We didn’t even know if the computers would actually render that … So then we needed to just make more stuff to go into that antique store so a lot of it was made for this film. There’s a lot of Easter eggs in this movie because we just got lazy.”
Last month, Disney and Pixar released the final trailer for the film.
The new trailer shows some more clips of Bo Peep and her new badass look, Woody trying to keep everyone together and clips of some new characters that will be introduced in the fourth film.
The new trailer also showed Doom Caboom, voiced by Keanu Reeves, for the first time doing some serious stunts.
You can watch the new trailer for the film below.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21.
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