Toy Story spin-off Lightyear on the way with Hollywood star voicing Buzz

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11 Dec 2020, 17:05

With Indiana Jones 5 making a return and Sister Act 3 we’ve also got a classic animation to cry nostalgic tears over. The countdown to June 2022 is on when the new Toy Story spin-off is coming to a screen near you.

And the stars of the show? Buzz Lightyear, of course, along with a little help from (another) heartthrob Chris Evans - no, not our one. 

The Hollywood star will voice the iconic character Buzz in the new Pixar film, Lightyear, Disney has confirmed.

The spin-off will tell the tale of the 'original' space hero going from being a young test pilot to the legendary Space Ranger we all know him to be today.

The actor tweeted: “And just to be clear, this isn’t Buzz Lightyear the toy. This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on.”

Pixar tweeted: "Blasting into theatres June 17, 2022, Lightyear is the definitive story of the original Buzz Lightyear.

"Voiced by @ChrisEvans, get ready to go to infinity and beyond with Lightyear."