After completion of his iconic role Captain America, Chris Evans is now becoming the iconic Disney Pixar character Buzz Lightyear!
He will be voicing Lightyear in the new stand-alone movie Lightyear, which will be an animated flick.
After Disney tweeted the news and announced it at their Investors Day presentation, Evans responded tweeting, “I don’t even have the words.”
Chris has also explained the difference between this Buzz Lightyear and the talking toy from Toy Story.
“This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on.
Toy Story creators designed the Buzz Lightyear toy like it came from a big movie, and Pixar’s Chief Executive Pete Docter explained that “Lightyear will expand on that idea and will follow Buzz as he grows from a young test pilot to a Space Ranger.”
Chris Evans explained the movie in greater detail on Instagram.
“Working with Pixar is a dream come true. I’ve been a massive fan of their films since the very beginning. My team could barely contain their excitement when they told me that Pixar had a pitch for me. All they said was ‘Buzz Lightyear.’ I didn’t know what that meant, since Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear and no one could ever touch his performance.”
“Trust me when I say that they REALLY know what they’re doing over there. This one is going to be special, and it doesn’t step on a single thing. I can’t even put my excitement into words. I smile every time I think about it.”
This new Lightyear film is set to be released on June 17, 2022.
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Written by Ashley Riordan