Tom Hanks Reveals About Chris Evans Being Cast In Lightyear Instead Of Tim Allen

Tom Hanks, who starred in “Toy Story,” has finally commented on Chris Evans replacing Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear in the upcoming Pixar film.

Recently, Chris Evans provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear, the fictional figure that served as the model for the Toy Story version of Buzz, in Pixar’s new movie Lightyear. Since the release of Lightyear, there has been speculation about why Chris Evans took over Tim Allen’s role as Buzz in the Toy Story franchise.

Tom Hanks speaks about Chris Evans starring as Buzz in Lightyear
Tom Hanks speaks about Chris Evans starring as Buzz in Lightyear

When it was revealed that Chris Evans, not Tim Allen, would be voicing the part of Buzz Lightyear in the upcoming film Lightyear, Toy Story fans, including Tom Hanks, were perplexed. What do you say? I actually wanted to compete against Tim Allen, but they disallowed Tim Allen from doing so. I don’t comprehend that the eminent performer stated CinemaBlend.

In each of the four Toy Story films, Tim provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear, just as Tom did for Woody. 2019 saw the release of the most recent Toy Story film, which earned over $1 billion at the box office.

Hanks continued, “Chris Evans plays Buzz in the movie,” according to the Independent “Yes, I am aware. I want to return to the theatre with a group of strangers and leave having found something in common. That’s what I want to accomplish, and I’m looking forward to seeing a movie with [Allen].” With regards to the Lightyear, Allen has also expressed his displeasure with the lack of a more direct connection to his original character in his public statements.

Technically speaking, Lightyear has nothing to do with the doll that Tim voices in the Toy Story movies. The Captain America actor described how his interpretation of Buzz differs from—yet is tied to—the one Tim voices in the Toy Story film series when Lightyear was first unveiled in 2020.

“I believed it was a live-action,” Allen continued. I took the phrase “live-action” to refer to actual people, not an animated production when they claimed they were performing it.

“Furthermore, this is not Buzz Lightyear the toy, just to be clear. The toy Buzz Lightyear is based on a real person, and here is his origin story,” Chris tweeted. Even Lightyear’s title card begins, “In 1995, a child called Andy received a Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday. It came from his preferred film. That movie is this one. Recently, Tim Allen himself weighed in on the subject of Lightyear and explained how it was a very new story unconnected to the toy he portrays in the franchise. Although it’s a “great story,” the actor insisted to an extra that it has nothing to do with the toy. The actor also admitted that since Buzz Lightyear is not a central character in Lightyear, he “stayed out” of the discussion.

According to MacLane, “We wanted a different voice to differentiate Buzz as we were going to alter the character from the toy to the action hero because you really want this to be a separate movie from Toy Story.

There are some references to it very early on, but it should stand alone and there was some ambiguity about that; it was obvious that we needed a new voice. The character must perform several tasks for the film’s narrative thrust because he is the main character and not a supporting one.”We needed an actor who could play a heroic, emotional, dramatic, and humorous character without being overly silly or undermining the drama. With that in mind, Chris was an obvious choice as the iconic star for such an iconic character.


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