The photo features Chucky in a multi-colored rainbow sweater under denim overalls, similar to the look he had in the original Child's Play, released in 1988. This Chucky looks kinder, gentler, all the more likely to insinuate itself into your child's life as their friend to the end; and yet, there's that mischievous, nearly malevolent glint in those red eyes, perfectly matched by the glint coming off the blade of that enormous freaking butcher knife the doll's packing. Child's Play this summer, we're gonna have some fun.
The actual doll doesn't come with the razor-sharp butcher's knife Chucky is holding, though, which he uses to terrorize a young family.
Though some fans of the 1988 slasher balked at the sleek makeover that the demonic doll received for the upcoming remake, their enthusiasm was won back with the announcement that Mark Hamill was voicing Chucky.
The 34-year-old actress plays a well-meaning mother who buys her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll.
The cast also includes Brian Tyree Henry playing Detective Mike Norris and Tim Matheson playing Henry Kaslan, CEO of the company that makes the Buddi dolls. Though the Star Wars: The Last Jedi star is best known for playing a Tatooine farmboy, Hamill is one of the most talented voice actors working today, and has originated some of the most sinister roles on the small screen, including the Joker from Batman: The Animated Series. It's a real turning-the-page moment for the Child's Play franchise.
Dourif also returned for the 2013 straight-to-video sequel Curse of Chucky and 2017's Cult of Chucky. You can bet we'll be here to break it down for you, as well as any other Child's Play news that breaks between now and the film's release date of June 21.
It also arrives a week before Sony's Men In Black International and Warner Bros.