Keanu Reeves re-asserts his action man status in the extravagantly action-packed John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, out now in Cineworld. And he's set to steal the show in another major summer release: Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 4, which reaches us this June.
Nine years after the release of the bittersweet Toy Story 3, in which teenager Andy gave up his beloved toys to Bonnie, we pick up the thread of the action with Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the gang.
Now firmly entrenched in Bonnie's affections, Woody and Buzz prepare to greet the arrival of makeshift toy Forky (Tony Hale), who is experiencing something of an existential crisis. Is he destined to be a toy or a piece of cutlery? Such is Forky's confusion that he and Woody end up being separated from the rest of the team, only to run into the latter's old flame Bo Peep (Annie Potts).
Amid the plethora of new characters, which also includes comic double-act Jordan Keele and Keegan Michael-Key as plush toys Ducky and Bunny, Reeves looks to be a standout as the fearless Duke Caboom. The flexible, moustachioed motorbike rider (we wonder why they cast Reeves for the role?) is set to play a key role in the story as Woody must lead an escape from an antiques store presided over by porcelain doll Gabby Gabby (Drive's Christina Hendricks).
Directed by longtime Pixar storyboard artist Josh Cooley (in his feature film debut), co-written by Finding Nemo's Andrew Stanton and scored as before by Randy Newman, the movie features a host of returning faces. These include Joan Cusack as Jessie, Blake Clark as Slinky, Wallace Shawn as Rex, John Ratzenberger as Hamm and the late Don Rickles as Mr Potato Head.
Check out Reeves' debut Toy Story appearance in the trailer below. Toy Story 4 is released on 21st June.