Chris Evans is Buzz Lightyear in His Own Origin Story: ‘LIGHTYEAR’
Buzz Lightyear to Star Command: Chris Evans is set to launch in space as the new voice of Buzz in Disney Pixar’s new origin flick, LIGHTYEAR.
The beginning of the trailer shows the Toy Story character that we all know and love leave for a space expedition. as David Bowie’s “Starman” plays, we see Buzz smile at the unveiling of his iconic astronaut suit.
Disney shared the poster on Twitter:
Chris Evans shared his excitement for the animated film, writing on Twitter, “I’m covered in goosebumps. And will be every time I watch this trailer. Or hear a Bowie song. Or have any thought whatsoever between now and July cause nothing has ever made me feel more joy and gratitude than knowing I’m a part of this and it’s basically always on my mind💙🚀💫” He then revised the release date to June in another tweet:
In another tweet, Evans, 40, got nostalgic about his childhood writing, “Animated movie 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.” The Knives Out actor included a screenshot of a statement he shared, giving thanks to Pixar and animated film director Angus MacLane.
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
Fans who know about Evans’ love for animated movies shared their excitement on Twitter:
One user shared a photo of Evans’ Captain America suit unveiling next to Buzz’s suit writing, “Same energy.”
Same energy pic.twitter.com/TAcJDmIgAz— The Handsome Gamer aka B E A N Z (@photosbybeanz83) October 27, 2021
One user compared the new Buzz to the old writing, “Super Smash Bros Brawl vs. Super Smash Bros Ultimate be like:”
Why does the new Buzz Lightyear trailer look like a "this pic goes hard feel free to screenshot" image pic.twitter.com/8potEUqXmy— Dolan Dark (@DolanDark) October 27, 2021
Who knew Buzz had hair?!
Buzz Lightyear has hair and I don’t know how to feel. pic.twitter.com/jbmzwiQKvI— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) October 27, 2021
Apparently, as one Twitter user pointed out, “If the Buzz Lightyear film really is an in-universe movie that explains why he’s a popular toy in the Toy Story world, that would be mind-blowing af. Because Disney will sell new Buzz toys that parents will buy for their kids making their fiction become our reality.”
If the Buzz Lightyear film really is an in-universe movie that explains why he's a popular toy in the Toy Story world, that would be mind-blowing af.— SPOOKY J 🔥 (@DynamoSuperX) October 27, 2021
Because Disney will sell new Buzz toys that parents will buy for their kids making their fiction become our reality. pic.twitter.com/abIOon82mj
One user is happy that Evans is voicing Buzz instead of 1995’s Tim Allen:
Chris Evans voicing Buzz Lightyear instead of Tim Allen is an upgrade. Sorry, not sorry.— Rob M. | Tokkan (@tokkanram) October 27, 2021
Watch the trailer for LIGHTYEAR below, set to release in June 2022: