Gotta admit, never really considered that in all four Toy Story films, that the toy, Buzz Lightyear, was actually based on a man. Shame on us. Last year, during the December 10 Disney Investor Event, writer/director Pete Docter announced an epic, sci-fi adventure which would give us the back story of the test pilot who became a hero and then became a toy.
Smart, Pixar. The film, Lightyear, focuses on Buzz’s human years and it looks like it will be a big sci-fi adventure story. The film will see Chris Evans (Captain America, himself) voicing the human version.
From the looks of the sneak peek, directed by Annie award-winning director and writer of Finding Dory, Angus MacLane, promises to uncloak the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, while introducing us to new characters and worlds.
During the Disney reveal last year, Doctor said, “At first glance, you might think, ‘this is a Toy Story film.’ Well, not so fast! See, back when we created the first Toy Story, we designed Buzz Lightyear with the idea that he was a toy based on some really cool character from an epic blockbuster film. Well, all these years later we decided it’s time to make that film.”
You can watch the trailer for the film they decided it’s time to make below:
There’s even a poster:
“The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” says star Chris Evans. “Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.”
If this Buzz really did inspire the toy, then does that mean the Toy Story films exist in a universe where there are aliens?
Lightyear opens June 17, 2022.