Chris Evans set to play Buzz in new spin-off Lightyear film
Fans have been treated to a glimpse of Disney Pixar’s new film ‘Lightyear’, starring Marvel superhero Chris Evans.
The spin-off is a sci-fi action-adventure following the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, revealing how a young test pilot became the iconic space ranger.
Watch the Teaser Trailer
The teaser shows a young Buzz rocketing into space, followed by snippets of adventures and action.
We also get a look at him without his iconic suit and helmet:
So, Why Is Tim Allen Not Involved?
Tim Allen voiced the original Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, and some fans are wondering why he hasn’t been cast in the latest film.
Some have explained that Evans has been cast to voice the ‘human’ Buzz, given that this film is based on the real-life, younger Lightyear that went on to inspire the toy version.
Director Angus MacLane explained:
“In the Toy Story universe, it would be like a movie that maybe Andy would have seen, that would have made him want a Buzz Lightyear figure.”
Chris Evans is excited for Lightyear as well
It’s not just us who is excited as well – Chris Evans is also fangirling.
“Animated movies were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams. They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing.”
Animated movie were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 27, 2021
They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing.
To @pixar and @AngusMacLane:
‘Thank you’ doesn’t even come close❤️#Lightyear pic.twitter.com/DD1N7aYhKT
Lightyear is set to be released in June 2022.
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