Chris Evans to star as Buzz Lightyear in upcoming film


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Chris Evans to star as Buzz Lightyear in upcoming film

BUZZ LIGHTYEAR. The 'Toy Story' space ranger gets his own film.

Photo from Chris Evans' Instagram

Tim Allen will not be reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear in the feature film on the 'Toy Story' space ranger’s origin story

Lightyear, a feature film on the origin story of Toy Story hero Buzz Lightyear is set for theatrical release in the summer of 2022 with Chris Evans set to voice the title role.

The Disney Company made the announcement at their Investor Day event on Thursday, December 10, where they presented its plans and projects for the coming years.

The actor took to Instagram on Thursday to assure the public that Pixar would not disappoint fans with Lightyear.

On taking on the iconic role originated by Tim Allen, Chris said, “[Tim] is Buzz Lightyear, and no one could ever touch his performance,” but that the new film “is gonna be special, and it doesn’t step on a single thing.”

Investor Day 2020’s Pixar Highlights

With COVID-19 restrictions affecting theatrical releases, Disney focused on its plans for direct-to-streaming services. Disney Animation and Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm announced new productions slated for release in the near future.

Pixar announced 5 animated series for release on Disney Plus.

SparkShorts, a series of independent animated short films produced by Pixar Animation Studios, has a new episode entitled “Burrow” arriving on Friday, December 25. Pixar will also be streaming Pixar Popcorn, a series of shorts featuring Pixar characters, in January 2021.

Fans of Up will be reunited with Dug in a spin-off series: Dug Days. This is set to premiere in fall 2021. Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars will also be starring in their own untitled series set for release in fall 2022.

In the fall of 2023, Pixar will debut its first original long-form animated series, Win or Lose, which follows a co-ed softball team in middle school.

Three new feature films were also announced by the animation studio.

Luca, a film about a young boy’s summer on the Italian Riviera with his secret best friend – a sea monster – is eyeing a theatrical release in June 2021. Turning Red, a coming-of-age film created by Bao director Domee Shi, centers around a 13-year-old girl navigating puberty and her devotion to a boy band. It is currently in development.

Ahead of these projects, fans can head to Disney+ on Friday, December 25, to watch Pixar’s upcoming film Soul. – with reports from Wyanet Alcibar/Rappler.com

Wyanet Alcibar is a Rappler intern

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