Chucky is continuing his attack against the toys from Toy Story 4 once again in an all-new Child’s Play poster, which hints at the destruction of Buzz Lightyear. The shot is clearly poking fun at the shared release date between the two movies, which will both premiere this month on June 21. Previously, Chucky has seemingly killed Woody and Slinky Dog in other posters, which were humorous in their own macabre way. As there’s still some time to go before the movies hit the big screen, Chucky may continue the murders in other teaser posters, meaning the Toy Story 4 toys need to start watching their little plastic backs.
There’s a lot of hype going into the Child’s Play Remake ahead of its release. Recently, a new sneak peek clip was released highlighting new voice actor Mark Hamill as Chucky. Because it’s reminiscent of the original voice from Brad Dourif, it serves as an effective homage, yet that trademark Hamill touch makes it unique. There are some fans of the original movies apprehensive about seeing the reboot, though there hasn’t been a lot of argument as to whether Hamill’s casting was a bad choice. It appears to be one aspect of the reboot every fan seems to agree on.
Co-starring with Mark Hamill will be Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out) as Andy Barclay, the young boy unfortunate enough to be given the killer doll as a present. Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Rec) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) also star as Andy’s mom Karen and Detective Mike Norris, respectively. Because Andy’s claims that the doll is responsible when a rash of murders start happening around him, Karen and Mike both question Andy’s involvement, but they’ll learn soon enough that the cute little doll is not really the “best friend” he purports himself to be.
The “old” Chucky will be back as well, but he will this time be plying his murderous trade on the small screen, Syfy has ordered a Chucky TV series, and creator Don Mancini says it will arrive sometime in 2020. The show will follow the events of the original movie series concluding with Cult of Chucky, meaning many of the same characters will be returning. This includes Brad Dourif voicing Chucky once again, and it’s probably we will see other franchise favorite actors like Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, and others appear as well. It should help fans of the original timeline to know that Dourif’s Chucky is still far from finished.
In any case, it’s nice to see the franchise make its way back into theaters, even as a reboot with an all-new Chucky. The trailers seem very promising, so hopefully the project ultimately delivers. Despite the humorous marketing campaign, it doesn’t seem likely the movie will top Toy Story 4 at the box office, but there’s still room for it to perform well and potentially start a new movie series. You can take a look at the new poster of Chucky destroying Buzz Lightyear below, and watch Child’s Play when it premieres in theaters on June 21.