Hopefully Tom Hanks isn’t getting his ass absolutely handed to him by a cadre of Disney goons today, despite what the Toy Story 4 star joked about on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night after revealing his well-worn list of spoiler-preventing dos and don’ts for the film’s press tour. “I have these talking points that Disney gives you at the beginning of the press junket thing, and these things are like Gutenberg Bible stuff,” Hanks joked, revealing several pages, allegedly soiled by tomato juice. “Do you know how many executives right now want to kick my ass because I brought this out? They have an entire division over there! It’s called Disney Corporate Vertical Integration Marketing Division.”
Of course, Hanks is a total professional and would never reveal an actual spoiler (you knew Bo Peep was a strong character, right? And that Buzz should learn to listen to his inner voice? And that it’s the best film Tom Hanks has ever seen?), but considering it takes years to create an animated film, it’s no wonder the studio wants to avoid anyone accidentally blurting out Forky’s fate or some such. Besides, if Tom Hanks is, in fact, getting wailed on by Disney’s henchmen, at least he can call on fellow Toy Story 4 star Carl Weathers to come to his aid. Unless Carl Weathers is scheduled to get his ass kicked some other time, in which case, why, they might never actually see each other in the flesh.