What could possibly be worse than that infamous incinerator scene in Toy Story 3? Tom Hanks knows…but don’t worry, no spoilers! The actor recently appeared on BBC’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show to discuss his role in Toy Story‘s fourth installment.
“The way you record Toy Story, you’re in a room with the team that has created it. When I went in for my last day of recording, I wanted to have my back to them, because usually you’re facing him so you can look right up and you can talk about it. But I didn’t want to see them and I wanted to pretend they couldn’t see me. When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history.’”
A moment in history. That’s quite a reveal! Of course, we still don’t know much about Toy Story 4 beyond these sparse details, and the blogosphere will be humming with theories about what Hanks could mean. Is there anything in Toy Story 4 that could equal or even rival the devastating third act in the previous film? Will Toy Story 4‘s ending be the perfect conclusion for this series? It’s still too early to tell, and no doubt people will remain skeptical. But all we can do now is put our faith in Josh Cooley and his crew and hope a teaser is on its way!
Update: Tom Hanks is not the first cast member to discuss the film’s emotional toll. Tim Allen, aka Buzz Lightyear, reported that he “couldn’t even get through the last scene.”
Allen also expressed his disbelief over the film’s ending, since he thought the third film was amazing. How could they top it? We’ll know in about seven months time!
Toy Story 4 opens nationwide on June 21, 2019.