Have you ever wondered what happened to Buzz Lightyear’s parents? Not the action figure that made Toy Story so popular, but the real-life space ranger? With the upcoming film Lightyear, Disney and Pixar certainly hope so. Movie’s being billed as “Buzz Lightyear’s ultimate origin narrative,” and the first trailer makes it appear like a Star Wars-style sci-fi adventure, complete with amazing spacecraft and future alien worlds. Buzz’s voice is provided by Chris Evans, who plays an action hero in the film. The film is directed by Angus MacLane, who also co-directed Finding Dory.
Lightyear was initially revealed last year, but you’d be excused for overlooking it because it was part of a large wave of more than 50 Disney upgrades. Both Pixar and Toy Story have taken a different tone with this film. The film will be released on June 17th, 2022, according to Disney, however it is unclear if it would be limited to cinemas or available on Disney Plus as well.