Lightyear’s Poster and Images Further Tease Chris Evans’ Debut as the Beloved Space Ranger
An epic new poster and a handful of images from Pixar’s next film toy story spin off, Light year, further teasing the cosmic adventures of the titular Space Ranger. Voiced by Captain America: The First Avenger star Chris Evans, Light year will introduce audiences to the real-life version of beloved Pixar character, Buzz Lightyear, who must embark on an adventure to save himself and his crew.
The poster gives us a good look at this “real life” version of Buzz Lightyear, with the brave astronaut looking heroic as he emerges from the fog. Dressed in his signature green and white spacesuit, it’s still a little shocking to see the character with hair instead of his purple spandex cap. The recent trailer offered a much better idea of what to expect Light year, which finds Buzz abandoned on an alien planet and trying to get himself and the rest of his crew back to Earth. Their only hope lies in the results of an experimental test flight, which will send Buzz on his greatest adventure into the unknown. Thrown through a multicolored wormhole, Buzz is thrown into a world full of all sorts of sci-fi staples, including giant robots and lasers, where he’ll come face-to-face with a much more intimidating version of Emperor Zurg.
These images not only give us another look at Chris Evans as the title character, but also the delightful supporting cast that will support him on his interstellar journey. This includes household names such as Keke Palmer, Dale Soules and Taika Waititi as a group of ambitious rookies, with Peter Sohn voicing Buzz’s companion robot Sox. The rest of the cast includes the voices of Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Chris Evans is extremely excited to join the world of Pixar
Although there was some initial disappointment toy story star Tim Allen would not give voice to Light year, director Angus MacLane has since explained why this is the case. “‘Set in the world of Toy Story’ is a little weird,” the filmmaker began. be like a movie that Andy might have seen that made him want a Buzz Lightyear action figure.”
So Marvel star Chris Evans was asked to voice this new version of Light year, with the actor as excited as anyone to see the character go off on his own. “Working with Pixar has been a dream come true. I’ve been a huge fan of their films from the very beginning,” Evans said when announcing her casting. “My team could barely contain their excitement when they told me Pixar had a pitch for me. All they said was ‘Buzz Lightyear’. The actor himself had some concerns about stepping on Tim Allen’s toes, but clarified: “I couldn’t stop smiling the ENTIRE pitch. Ear to ear. 2. Everyone can rest easy. And be very excited. Trust me when I say they REALLY know what they are doing there. This one is going to be special, and it doesn’t work on just one thing. I can’t even put my excitement into words. I smile every time I think about that.”
Light year is set to hit theaters on June 17, 2022.
Pixar’s Lightyear’s latest trailer reveals more of the plot, Chris Evans’ heroic central performance, and a revamped Emperor Zurg.
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