Chris Evans Goes To Infinity and Beyond In New ‘Lightyear’ Trailer

Chris Evans Buzz Lighyear
Credit: (Left) Marvel / (Right) Pixar

In 2022, Chris Evans will be going to infinity and beyond, and Disney has just shown us how in the newly released trailer for Lightyear.

Lightyear will focus not on the toy Space Ranger that fans have come to know and love since he was introduced to the world in the 1995 film Toy Story and voiced by Tim Allen. Instead, the film will feature Evans as Buzz Lightyear, the “real-life” astronaut who became the inspiration for one of the world’s most popular toys — and the toy that caused Sheriff Woody so much angst.

In the trailer, we see the “real-life” Lightyear as he boards a ship and launches into a dangerous journey into outer space. We see the astronaut learn about space and aliens from an incredibly intelligent robot. In the trailer’s final moments we see Lightyear see his new spacesuit, which will become Buzz Lightyear’s iconic look, and what would the trailer be without Buzz’s most famous saying?

Buzz Lightyear

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You can watch the trailer below and get goosebumps, just like we did!

In celebration of the trailer’s release, star Chris Evans released the following statement on Twitter, along with an excerpt from an interview that he had done.

Animated movie were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams.

They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing.

To @pixar and @AngusMacLane:

‘Thank you’ doesn’t even come close#Lightyear

The interview that Evans shared said:

“The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” Evans said in his own statement. “Anyone who knows ne 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 brillant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.”

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Lightyear was announced in 2020 at Disney’s annual Investors Day and is scheduled to soar into theaters on June 17, 2022. Disney has not announced when the movie will be coming to its streaming service Disney+.

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