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Chris Evans Goes Infinity & Beyond in ‘Lightyear’ Trailer

Disney and Pixar have launched the trailer of the original Sci-Fi action-adventure, Lightyear, with Chris Evans in the titular role.

Helmed by Finding Dory‘s Angus MacLane, it is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear— the hero who inspired the toy. The legendary Space Ranger sets on an intergalactic adventure. “Buzz’s world was always something I was excited about,” said MacLane. “In Toy Story, there seemed to be this incredible backstory to him being a Space Ranger that’s only touched upon. I always wanted to explore that world further. So my Lightyear pitch was, ‘What was the movie that Andy saw that made him want a Buzz Lightyear toy?’ I wanted to see that movie. And now I’m lucky enough to get to make it.”

Joining Evans, who lends his voice to Buzz, are Keke Palmer, Dale Soules and Taika Waititi as a group of ambitious recruits. Peter Sohn voices Buzz’s robot companion, Sox, and the cast also includes the voices of Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr. “The cast for Lightyear is truly a dream team,” adds MacLane. “Each of the performers immediately inhabited their character, which gave us the opportunity to play a bit during recording sessions. This resulted in a level of specificity that elevated the material and brought additional depth to the characters’ relationships. It has been a privilege to work with such a talented and generous cast.”

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who’s behind the scores for the upcoming film The Batman, as well as Spider-Man: No Way Home, is on board to score Lightyear.

The picture hits cinemas on June 17, 2022.

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