Chris Evans plays ‘original’ Buzz Lightyear in new trailer



Fans were initially confused as to how the Sudbury native would play “the original Buzz Lightyear”.

Chris Evans plays Buzz Lightyear in the upcoming Disney movie “Lightyear”. Disney / pixar

The first trailer for Disney’s upcoming “Lightyear” film debuted on Wednesday, giving a first glimpse of Sudbury native Chris Evans voicing a younger version of the “Toy Story” space ranger.

Don’t know how Buzz Lightyear the toy became Buzz Lightyear the (animated) man? As a Pixar executive explained when announcing the project last December: “When we created the very first ‘Toy Story’, we designed Buzz Lightyear with the idea that it was a toy. based on a very cool character from an epic hit movie. “

This “very cool” character will be played by Evans, who takes off into space in the trailer with David Bowie’s “Starman” in the background, showing off hair we didn’t think was hiding under the helmet. by Buzz.

“The phrase ‘the dream comes true’ is often used, but I have never thought of it so much in my life,” Evans said in a commentary. statement posted on Twitter. “Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe I can be part of the Pixar family and work with these really brilliant artists who tell stories like no one else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.

“Lightyear” hits theaters on June 17, 2022. Watch the unusual trailer below:

Chris Evans fans will also be able to see him in “Don’t Look Up,” the locally filmed and star studded satire that hits Netflix in December.

Evans also recently wrapped up production on “The Gray Man,” a spy adventure starring Ryan Gosling that will mark Netflix’s most expensive film to date.


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