To infinity and . . . well, you know the rest. But what you don’t know is how Buzz Lightyear’s story actually began. Now that a teaser trailer for Disney and Pixar’s new origin movie, Lightyear, is out, fans are starting to get clues about his past — and noticing Buzz’s full head of hair!
The action-packed prequel follows the journey of a young test pilot who becomes the space ranger that spawns the ever-popular Buzz Lightyear action figure (you know, as seen in Toy Story). In the sci-fi adventure, the young Buzz is voiced by Chris Evans, who is no stranger to Disney following his long run as Captain America.
“The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” Evans said of taking on the role. “Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.”
Keep reading for a look at the epic Lightyear movie posters, and mark your calendars: the film will hit theaters this summer, on June 17, 2022.