Disney/Pixar is sharing the official trailer for Lightyear, the origins story of Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story film franchise.
Chris Evans takes over the titular voice role from Tim Allen, who voiced Buzz Lightyear in all four Toy Story features, shorts and spinoffs. Set to David Bowie’s “Starman,” the Lightyear trailer follows our hero as he takes a first test flight “after a full year of being marooned on this planet.” Young Buzz – joined by robot cat Sox (Peter Sohn) — encounters the expected turbulence on his intergalactic journey, which includes an encounter with “just a massive robot.”
The voice cast also includes Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Dale Soules, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Lightyear is directed by Angus MacLane, who also directed the 2013 short Toy Story of Terror! Said MacLane: “Buzz’s world was always something I was excited about. In ‘Toy Story,’ there seemed to be this incredible backstory to him being a Space Ranger that’s only touched upon, and I always wanted to explore that world further. So my Lighytear pitch was, ‘What was the movie that Andy saw that made him want a Buzz Lightyear toy?’ I wanted to see that movie. And now I’m lucky enough to get to make it.”
Check out the trailer for Lightyear – here. The film opens in theaters on June 17, 2022
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