The movie reveals the “real-life” (or human) space ranger that inspired the Pixar franchise’s toy line. The animated sci-fi film, which stars Chris Evans as Buzz, will be released in theaters on June 17.
“Animated movie[s] were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams,” Evans tweets on October, following the release of a teaser for the film. “They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing… ‘Thank you’ doesn’t even come close.”
After being stranded on a distant planet, Buzz blasts out into space in the trailer. He finally arrives on alien planets on the experiential flight, where he is hunted by armies of robots and mysterious creatures. He’s accompanied by other space rangers and Socks, a talking cat toy.
Tim Allen, who voiced the famed plastic astronaut alongside Tom Hanks (who stepped into the shoes of the adored Woody) in the “Toy Story” franchise, which spans four films, from the first smash film in 1995 to “Toy Story 4” in 2019, has passed the cosmic torch to Evans. Although Woody, Bo Peep, Rex, and other talking toy characters have appeared in various “Toy Story” shorts throughout the years, from “Lamp Life” (2020) to “Partysaurus Rex” (2020), “Lightyear” will be the franchise’s first feature-length spin-off prequel film for one of the talking toy characters (2012).
“Lightyear” was initially revealed during Disney’s annual Investor Day in 2020. Galyn Susman produces the movie, which is directed by Angus MacLane. Peter Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, and John Lasseter are among the writers.
Check out the trailer below: