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Chris Evans to Voice Buzz Lightyear in Pixar Origin Movie

Chris Evans Is Headed to Infinity and Beyond in Pixar's Buzz Lightyear Origin Movie

LIGHTYEAR, slated to open in theaters on June 17, 2022, is a sci-fi action-adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans)—the hero who inspired the toy. The film reveals how a young test pilot became the Space Ranger that we all know him to be today. © 2020 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Chris Evans said he isn't done with Disney just yet! During Disney's Investor Day on Dec. 10, the former Captain America was revealed to be voicing the lead in Disney and Pixar's upcoming film Lightyear, an origin story about the man behind Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear.

Described as "the definitive story of the original Buzz Lightyear," the film follows the journey of a young test pilot who becomes the space ranger that spawns the ever-popular Buzz Lightyear action figure from Toy Story. So maybe Buzz had a reason to believe he was a real man after all! Evans will voice the young pilot with Angus MacLane, the co-director of Finding Dory, at the helm. The film is slated for release in theaters on June 17, 2022.

Evans took to his social media right after the reveal, writing, "Working with Pixar is a dream come true. I've been a massive fan of their films since the very beginning. My team could barely contain their excitement when they told me that Pixar had a pitch for me. All they said was 'Buzz Lightyear.'" Though the actor wrote that Tim Allen's voice work could never be touched, he went on to say, "This one is gonna special, and it doesn't step on a single thing. I can't even put my excitement into words. I smile every time I think about it."

Check out Evans's full post below and look out for more information as production on Lightyear develops!

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