Chris Evans stars as Buzz Lightyear in first ‘Toy Story’ spin-off trailer
Hailed as the “definitive Buzz Lightyear origin story” that someone apparently asked for, Pixar’s previous film sees the “Avengers” star take the reins from Allen, who voiced the character in four “Toy Story” movies.
Among other reveal in the trailer, the iconic figure was a true space ranger who flew to distant worlds and perhaps most notably had full hair under his purple cap and helmet the whole time. time.
Bathed in lens flare and well tuned to the tune of David Bowie’s âStarman,â the short clip seems more inspired by sci-fi epics than anything we’ve seen from Buzz before, repeating the character as daring young pilot who earns his stripes as part of the Space Ranger Corps Universe Protection Unit of the Intergalactic Alliance, by Weekly Entertainment.
First announced at a Disney investor event last year as part of the studio a full list of new projects, this is the first sequence we’ve seen of âLightyear,â which is directed by veteran Pixar host Angus MacLane, who co-directed âFinding Doryâ.
âBack when we created the first ‘Toy Story’, we designed Buzz Lightyear with the idea that it was a toy based on a really cool character from an epic hit movie,â said Pixar’s Creative Director at the time, Pete Docter. “Well, all these years later we decided to make this movie.”
Evans, who only says one word of the character’s tagline in the trailer, said in december that he “didn’t stop smiling during the whole pitch” for the film.
“The phrase ‘a dream come true’ is used a lot, but I’ve never thought of it so much in my life,” Evans said in a statement accompanying the release of the trailer, according to EW. âAnyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe I can be part of the Pixar family and work with these really brilliant artists who tell stories like no one else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.
And for anyone who might feel protective of Lightyear’s legacy, Evans promised when its cast was announced that the movie “doesn’t work on one thing” fans loved the “Toy Story” franchise.
As the trailer released, social media was, well, buzzing with reactions to the new version of the figure, with some feeling nostalgic and others predictably thirsty after the jaw-dropping animated character. .
âLightyearâ is set to hit theaters on June 17, 2022. Okay, but where’s our brutal Bo Peep reboot?
This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.