'Lightyear': Everything We Know So Far

'Lightyear': Everything We Know So Far

An animated film starring Chris Evans and based on the original Space Ranger that inspired Buzz Lightyear is coming next year.

Buzz Lightyear fans, it's time to scream "To Infinity, And Beyond!"

An animated movie based on the life of the original Buzz Lightyear is coming to theaters next year. 

The film is titled 'Lightyear.' Pixar first announced the animated project during the 2020 Disney Investor Day.

The film is already in the works, with Chris Evans lending his voice to the galaxy-hopping journeyman. 

Lightyear will follow how the young test pilot became the space hero that inspired the Buzz Lightyear action figure made famous in Pixar’s Toy Story movies.

The co-director of Finding Dory, Angus MacLane will be taking the reins on 'Lightyear.'

Here's everything you need to know about 'Lightyear', including release date, plot, cast, and more.


When Will ‘Lightyear' Release?

Infinity is not that far away. Lightyear, the new animated origin story for the galaxy-searching space ranger will drop in theaters on June 17, 2022. The Chief Creative Officer for Pixar, Pete Docter, talked about the project shortly at Disney Investor Day 2020. While he kept details scanty, he did announce the film would release in theaters next year.

Lightyear is already in the works, and Disney is confident that it will be ready to go by next summer.

Who Is Cast In ‘Lightyear'?

Chris Evans will voice Buzz Lightyear in the upcoming Pixar flick.

Evans is best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films.

The casting is a massive switch-up. Tim Allen has portrayed the toy version of the character since the original Toy Story in 1995, and now, Avengers star Chris Evans is taking over the role.

So far, only Chris Evans is the confirmed voice cast for the upcoming film. We will update this space once more casting details are out. 


What Is The Plot Of ‘Buzz Lightyear'?

When Lightyear announced that Chris Evans would voice 'Buzz Lightyear,' Toy Story fans were concerned if this meant the end of Tim Allen's time with the character. Fortunately, the actor explained everything with a follow-up tweet:

"Just to be clear, this isn't Buzz Lightyear the toy. This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on," he explained. 

Disney/Pixar said that the animated movie would center around the futuristic space hero who inspired the toy.


Is There An Official Trailer For ‘Lightyear'?

There is no official trailer for 'Lightyear,' yet. Disney will likely drop the trailer soon.

No worries, we will make sure to update this space once the official trailer drops.  

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