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Pixar Drops First Trailer - Chris Evans to Star in ‘Lightyear’

Captain America himself will journey to infinity and beyond in the definitive origin story of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise’s legendary Space Ranger; the sci-fi adventure blasts off June 17, 2022.

Pixar has just dropped the first real glimpse of the Toy Story franchise spin-off we’ve all been waiting for! Captain American himself, Chris Evans, soon heads to infinity and beyond as he takes on the coveted role of Buzz Lightyear in Lightyear, coming June 17, 2022.

The sci-fi action-adventure shares the definitive origin story of the hero who inspired the toy, introducing the legendary, fan-favorite Space Ranger who won generations of fans with his charming blend of loyal friendship and clueless bravado.

See what fun awaits us all next June!

Evans (Knives Out, Avengers: Endgame) lends his voice to Buzz. “The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” he says. “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.”

Annie Award-winning director and veteran Pixar animator Angus MacLane, who co-directed 2016’s Finding Dory, helms Lightyear. Galyn Susman (Toy Story That Time Forgot short) produces.

Source: Disney

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