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Buzz Lightyear is getting a little bit of a makeover in Disney Pixar’s 2022 film “Lightyear”. The brand new animated movie, a prequel to the Toy Story franchise, facilities on the true astronaut Buzz Lightyear and tells the story that impressed the space-loving motion determine we grew to like within the Toy Story films. Tim Allen has lengthy voiced the toy Buzz. Nonetheless, together with trying barely completely different (aka extra actual), Lightyear‘s Buzz Lightyear may even sound barely completely different as a result of Allen is out and Chris Evans is in.
Evans will take over the long-lasting function of Buzz when the movie comes out subsequent June, and Captain America himself is just about through the roof with excitement. In a press release, per Leisure Weekly, Evans mentioned, “The phrase ‘a dream come true’ will get thrown round rather a lot, however I’ve by no means meant it extra in my life. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of that my love for animated movies runs deep. I can not imagine that I get to be part of the Pixar household and work with these actually sensible artists who inform tales not like anybody else. Watching them work is nothing wanting magic. I pinch myself day-after-day.”
Evans went even additional on Twitter by opening up about how a lot the animated world means to him, writing, “Animated films have been an infinite a part of my childhood. They have been my escape. My adventures. My goals. They have been my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing.”
It might be an enormous departure for “Lightyear” to not embody Allen, however Evans getting into the function of the real-life Buzz makes a lot sense. Except for his love of animation, Evans is greatest identified for enjoying the long-lasting Marvel superhero Captain America (a franchise that is additionally a part of the Disney household), which implies he is absolutely ready to play Pixar’s beloved motion hero (even when solely in animated type). Some eagle-eyed viewers of the “Lightyear” trailer even caught a cheeky parallel between this movie and “Captain America” when Buzz sees his spacesuit. There is a comparable shot from “Captain America” when Steve Rogers sees his iconic go well with. Now, we’re tremendous curious to see if Pixar vegetation some other Easter eggs to Evans’s previous roles in “Lightyear”.
Evans additionally performed the same motion function of Johnny Storm within the Improbable 4 movies and even performed the dangerous man in 2019’s “Knives Out.” Evans has performed somewhat little bit of every thing in his storied profession, even the questionable Jake Wyler in “Not One other Teen Film.”
“Lightyear” will give viewers the prospect to see Buzz’s origin story — earlier than he grew to become the space-ranger toy we all know and love — when it lands in theaters on June 17, 2022.