Buzz Lightyear is getting his own movie – but it’s a little more confusing than you’d think.
Recently Disney’s Pixar announced news that has left many thrilled and confused simultaneously. Buzz Lightyear’s origin story is soaring to the silver screen, but this film, titled Lightyear isn’t about the toy Buzz we’ve come to know and love. ‘Well, who is it about then?’ the curious reader might ponder. This is where it gets, interesting.
Voiced by Chris Evans, who is stepping outside of the Marvel universe where he plays Captain America, the Buzz set to be our main character is an actual astronaut. This Buzz was so heroic that he had blockbusters made about him, and those blockbusters were made into toys, which is where the Buzz we were first introduced to in the 1995 Toy Story voiced by Tim Allen, came from.
If that felt like a bit of a winding road and your mind is scribbling, you’re not alone. As Movieweb puts it, the trailer has been met with just as much confusion as adoration.
Nonetheless, people are still in anticipation. The first trailer, which was only released last week quickly became Pixar’s second largest trailer release behind the Incredibles 2, with 83 million views in the first 24 hours as per Movieweb.
It’s set to premiere on June 17, 2022 as Variety reports.
Take a peak for yourself!
WATCH: Lightyear Teaser Trailer