We’ve all heard of Buzz Lightyear at some point in our lives. Andy’s famous toy that captivated us so much in the Toy Story movies is making the leap back to the big screen. While in these films we are given to understand a little about the story of the real Buzz, in Lightyear Pixar’s goal is to go much further to explore the character that inspired the toy and, as you can see in the new trailer for the film, the adventures will not be lacking in this proposal.
In Lightyear we will meet an intrepid astronaut voiced by Chris Evans who suffers an accident with his crew and end up trapped on an unknown planet. Thanks to the trailer we see that one of Buzz’s tests with the hyperspace jump ends with him returning to the same planet many years later. And now a new threat awaits him in the form of an alien invasion.
On his side will be a rather unexpected group of heroes and heroines, led by Izzy, the granddaughter of his former boss and friend. Darby is a rather old woman but a real explosives expert, and Taika Waititi lends his voice to Morrison, a rather clumsy cadet. Joining them will be Sox, a robot cat voiced by Peter Sohn.
Disney continues to emphasize that Lightyear, unlike the latest Pixar films, will be in theaters. It will be released on June 17. The first glimpse of this film could come even before its release date. It is said that Lightyear would have its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
As the film’s director, Angus MacLane, said at a press conference, “The cast of Litghtyear is a dream team.” He added, “Each performer immediately got into the skin of their character and that allowed us to play around a bit during the filming sessions. The result is that each character has a distinct personality, which enhances the material and brings more depth to the characters’ relationships. It has been a privilege to work with such a generous and talented cast.”
In addition, following recent protests by Disney workers, a deleted scene from the film that featured a kiss between two women has been returned to the final footage. Hawthorne’s character, voiced by Uzo Aduba, is in a relationship with another woman, something the film did not completely rule out. However, executives did remove a scene of the two women kissing, but fortunately for everyone it has now been reinserted into the final production.