After Toy Story 4, audiences are calling for a Duke Caboom spin-off as fast as humanly possible.
He may have dodged bullets as Neo in 1999 and again in 2003, but with John Wick, a gentle heart and Duke Caboom, the beloved Keanu Reeves has conquered 2019.
Continuing to delight audiences in a number of ways, the actor has popped up in a wildly different flick to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. He lends his voice to the wonderful Canadian daredevil Duke Caboom, one of many exciting new additions to the Toy Story universe.
Toy Story 4 has finally landed and Reeves’ character has proven to be one of the most charming highlights of the entire production. So, as is the case with all good things, we want more!
A worthy sequel?
Understandably, scepticism was rife when the unexpected fourth instalment was announced. Toy Story 3 felt like such a logical and beautiful end to a cinematic trilogy, so there were fears that a fourth would feel unnecessary.
The characters – and Pixar on the whole – are adored by many, and fortunately, disappointment wasn’t on the agenda for their return.
Needless to say, it’s a roaring success. However, fans are now asking whether we’ll close the book on this incredible universe, once and for all…
Could we get a Duke Caboom spin-off?
Toy Story 4 hasn’t exactly lined things up for a sequel, but then again, neither did the third film. They certainly took their time with another instalment, almost a decade on from its predecessor, but there’s sneaky suspicion that we won’t have to wait so long this time.
What we’re waiting for exactly isn’t at all clear right now. We’re all still enjoying the latest franchise entry, but there’s arguably more interest in a Duke Caboom spin-off than there is in a potential Toy Story 5.
Could we see Reeves’ stuntman return in his own solo venture? Well, it looks like there’s a good chance!
A world of opportunity!
While in conversation with US Weekly, the voice of Buzz Lightyear – Tim Allen – touched upon the potential for a wide and wonderful world:
“There’s very little to suggest that this isn’t,” reveals Allen, “at the very least, [part of] a much bigger world.”
Perhaps he’s hesitant to give anything away prematurely, but if they are to explore the toys’ world further, then Duke Caboom would be a great launching pad for spin-off’s.
While discussing the franchise, he elaborated, saying that “It reminds me of the Avengers movies — there are not only offshoots of characters that have simultaneous stories, but the world itself got much bigger.”
He’s absolutely right, and while Toy Story sequel talk is incredibly speculative for now, there is clearly a greater desire to continue exploring the world they have just broadened so thoughtfully.
The audience – and indeed, the box-office – have spoken, and they have said, “We want more Duke Caboom!”