Chris Evans recently lent his voice to the new Pixar film Lightyear, which revolved around the character of Buzz Lightyear. The character from the film that inspired the Toy Story version of Buzz. The story has been presenting as a film that exists in the Toy Story universe. It spawned the line of toys that the action figure version of Buzz Lightyear is part of.
Tim Allen’s ‘Toy Story’ co-star Tom Hanks has revealed that he never understood the latest ‘Lightyear’ decision not to play the veteran actor again.
Tom Hanks has revealed that he feels disappointing that Chris Evans replaced Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear in the new Disney / Pixar movie. In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Hanks was asked about his movie Elvis vs. Lightyear, which is a spin-off from the Toy Story series. In the movies, Allen voiced the space ranger character and Hanks voiced his cowboy doll friend Woody.
He said, “How about you? I actually wanted to head-to-head with Tim Allen and then they didn’t let Tim Allen do it. I don’t understand.”
Speaking more about Chris Evans voicing Buzz in the film, Hanks told The Independent: “Yeah, yeah, I know. Here’s the thing: I want to go back to the cinema with a bunch of strangers. And hang out with something in common. This is what I want to do and go see a movie with [Allen], I can’t wait. “
Recently, Tim Allen also broke his silence over the controversy surrounding Lightyear’s casting. Speaking with Extra, Allen said he remembered talking about making such a movie with the Toy Story team many years ago. But that he wasn’t part of the official Lightyear discussions, as the spinoff comes from a new creative team. Allen wasn’t particularly upset about the role recast. As he wasn’t too happy that this new Buzz was a bit of a departure from the Toy Story. Moreover, buzz fans have grown so fond of.