First ‘Lightyear’ Trailer: Chris Evans is Buzz in Disney•Pixar Adventure

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The official teaser trailer has arrived for Lightyear, the upcoming CG-animated adventure from DisneyPixar with Chris Evans voicing Buzz Lightyear. This is not, however, the Buzz you may remember from the Toy Story movies.

The film unveils the origin story of one Buzz Lightyear, a Space Ranger whose exploits would go on to win generations of fans and, of course, inspire a popular line of toys. If this pic does well, perhaps can we expect a Woody origin story next? Who was that cowboy?

An exciting and very well-crafted teaser below, using David Bowie’s “Starman” to great effect. Smartly, the exact plot isn’t spelled out, with just hints of the aliens and tech our hero will be interacting with. And, of course, there’s that signature suit.

“The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” said Evans in a statement. “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.”

Finding Dory co-director Angus MacLane is at the helm here, working with a screenplay by three-time Oscar-winning Pixar guru Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., WALL·E, Up, Inside Out, Soul). Have to hand it to Disney•Pixar; they’ve managed to find a way to dip back into the franchise without just going for Toy Story 5.

Lightyear will open in Australian cinemas on 16th June and US cinemas on 17th June, 2022.

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