Tim Allen Compares The Upcoming ‘Toy Story’ to ‘Avengers Infinity War’ (Kind of)


When Toy Story 3 hit theaters, it was a common occurrence for both adults and children alike to leave the theater wiping a tear from their eyes. It was thought at the time that Toy Story 3 was going to be the last one. It was handled brilliantly and it ended with just the right amount of melancholy but still left hope for the future. Of course, most fans have learned to never say never, because Toy Story 4 is in production and according to Tim Allen, who has voiced Buzz Lightyear in every Toy Story film, fans can expect an experience that will be just as emotional as the last one, maybe even more so.

Allen recently appeared on an episode of The Talk, where he discussed the  upcoming fourth installment of the franchise he has been a part of since the beginning. When asked to describe a little about the new film, Allen shocked some by comparing Toy Story 4 to Avengers: Infinity War.

Yes…THAT Infinity War. Where people left the theater in disbelief as by one snap of a gloved hand, half the universe was extinguished. Including some very popular heroes you might have heard of.  That little bit of theater had children in tears wondering if their heroes were gone forever. It is that kind of emotion that Allen claims is in store when Toy Story 4 premiers next year.

Yes. I can’t believe it,” Allen said. “I gotta resist getting emotional because I don’t wanna give it away but this is an incredibly great story. If you’re at all a big superhero fan, Infinity War – I’m a big superhero fan – that didn’t seem like it was going to work [but[ it was a lot of vignettes that all made sense. This Toy Story 4 [did that]. We’ve only been through it once, there will be several more incantations, but it is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big the idea that they’ve come up with. I’m startled. 3 I thought was amazing. This one, I couldn’t even get through the last scene, OK?”

With a setup like that, leaving the television audience, and us wanting to know more, Allen decided to keep any remaining information to himself.

I’d love to be a Washington leaker, but I just can’t do it,” he said. “I can’t give it any more away. They’ve got great characters, but a couple of the scenes towards the end were really hard to get through.

Does Tim Allen’s description of Toy Story 4 make you wonder what the folks at Pixar have in store for us? Will something catastrophic happen to the toys? Perhaps Emperor Zurg will come out wearing an “infinity glove”? Share your Toy Story opinions with us at GVNation.

Toy Story 4 is currently set to hit theaters on June 21, 2019.