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WATCH: To infinity and beyond! The first ‘Lightyear’ trailer is here

WATCH: To infinity and beyond! The first ‘Lightyear’ trailer is here

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The 'Toy Story' prequel tells the origin story of Space Ranger superhero Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans

Disney and Pixar debuted the first official trailer of Lightyear, starring Chris Evans (Captain America) as Buzz Lightyear after Tim Allen’s voicing of the character throughout the first four Toy Story movies. 

The Toy Story prequel follows the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the Space Ranger superhero who inspired the production of the toy. 

“The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear – the hero who inspired the toy – introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans,” the official synopsis from Disney wrote. 

Award-winning director and veteran Pixar animator Angus MacLane directed Lightyear. He told Entertainment Weekly that “this is its own thing…. This is standalone. It’s the Buzz Lightyear movie. It’s that character but as the space ranger, not as the toy.” 

The feature film was first announced last December at Disney Investor Day. Lightyear is set to be released on June 17, 2022. – Patrick Miguel/Rappler.com

Patrick Miguel is a Rappler intern.