Into Infinity and Beyond Tim Allen, here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Toy Story spin-off The Bright Year, starring Chris Evans as the hero who inspired the action movie for kids.
Hailed as “the definitive Buzz Lightyear origin story” that someone apparently asked for, the Pixar prequel shows the Avengers star taking the reins from Allen, who voiced the character in four Toy Story films.
Among the trailer’s other discoveries, the iconic figure was a true space ranger who flew off to distant worlds and, perhaps most notably, had full head of hair under a purple cap and helmet all this time.
Drenched in lens flare and finely tuned to the tune of David Bowie’s Star Man, this short clip seems more inspired by sci-fi epics than anything we’ve seen before, and features the character of a daring young pilot earning his award. patches as part of the Intergalactic Alliance’s Space Ranger Corps universe defense unit, according to Entertainment Weekly.
First announced at Disney’s investor event last year as part of the studio’s packed roster of new projects, this is the first stills of Lightyear directed by veteran Pixar animator Angus McLain, co-director of the film. Finding Dory.
“When we created the first Toy Story, we designed Buzz Lightyear from the idea that he was a toy based on some really cool character from an epic blockbuster,” Pixar chief creative officer Pete Docter said at the time. “Well, all these years later we decided to make this film.”
Evans, who only utters one word from the character’s keyphrase in the trailer, said back in December that he “never stopped smiling at ALL the presentation” for the film.
“The phrase ‘dream come true’ is common, but I’ve never meant it again in my life,” Evans said in a statement accompanying the release of the trailer, according to EW. “Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films is very deep. I can’t believe that I will become 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. “
And to all those who can defend Lightyear’s legacy, Evans pledged when his casting was announced that the film “treads on nothing,” fans love the Toy Story franchise.
After the trailer was released, social media buzzed with reactions to the new take on the figure, some feeling nostalgic, while others predictably longed for an animated character with a strong jaw.
Light Year will be released on June 17, 2022. Okay, but where is our harsh Bo Peep reboot?