Update: A new poster and some Pixar shade
The only thing the Toy Story franchise has in common with Child’s Play is they both feature talking toys, and a great new poster for Chucky’s next big screen adventure shows it’s a good thing Woody and the gang have never encountered our favorite murdering Buddi doll. Let’s just say they would not find a friend in him.
— Child’s Play Movie (@ChildsPlayMovie) April 30, 2019
And we thought Lotso was scary. Here’s a great side-by-side of the Toy Story 4 poster this parody one is based on.
Sonic the Hedgehog has been distracting me from A CRIME pic.twitter.com/7BEbnGouuH
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) April 30, 2019
Any chance when Disney buys Orion Pictures and every other studio in the world some day this crossover actually happens?
Our First Look at Our New Buddi
After the film’s trailer only showed Chucky from behind, the new voice of the killer doll, Mark Hamill, shared the first image of the Buddi toy on Twitter. He looks a lot neater (at least to start) than we remember him, and it’s weird he was sold with a giant butcher knife. What did his makers think was gonna happen?
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 16, 2019
Mark Hamill joins the cast!
On the Saturday night of WonderCon, Mark Hamill announced he is the new voice of Chucky for the Child’s Play film reboot. Watch the announcement video:
“People let me tell you ’bout my best friend…”🎶
The wicked fun begins when @ChildsPlayMovie is unleashed in theaters: Friday, June 21st 2019. #SoLuckyImChucky 🤪 @MGM_Studios @OrionPictures pic.twitter.com/ExOYuwj9sP
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 31, 2019
Toys have changed a lot over the last 30 years. Back in the ’80s the only thing you had to worry about was whether or not a serial killer transferred his soul into your Good Guy doll. It was a simpler time. Now, as the first teaser for the the new Child’s Play reboot shows, we’ve got to deal with Chucky dolls with artificial intelligence. As if they weren’t scary enough already.
This first look at the film is half commercial/half terrifying promise of what’s to come when Karen Barclay (played by Aubrey Plaza) gives an A.I. “Buddi” doll birthday gift to her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman). While this teaser doesn’t cover exactly how the doll’s artificial intelligence leads it to becoming a killer, it does offer a few hints at how much carnage this whole mess will lead to, and we can see the bodies really start to pile up. And in true Child’s Play fashion, that looks to include some pretty gnarly (even funny) death scenes.
While still very much feeling like a Child’s Play movie, it’s clear the film is really leaning into the modern fear of what could go wrong when we lean too heavily into the artificial intelligence gambit. Below we have a previously released “commercial” for the Kaslan Corporation, where we see the spokesman talking about their new Buddi doll, also focused on the toy’s incredible advancements.
You’d really think that after 30 years they would have figured out how to make sure our toys don’t gain consciousness or a soul and try to murder us and everyone we love.
Directed by Lars Klevberg, and also starring Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist series), and Ty Consiglio (Wonder), the new Child’s Play slashes into theaters this summer, on June 21, 2019.
Featured Image: Orion Pictures