Why is Chris Evans playing Buzz?

Why is Chris Evans playing Buzz?

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Buzz Lightyear is back. Three years after the publication of toy story 4Pixar’s iconic character has returned with his own spin-off film.

light yearstreaming now on Disney+ tells the story of the action figure’s origin and his adventures to infinity and beyond.

But the character sounds a little different than the Space Ranger that appeared in all four toy story movies.

That’s because Tim Allen, who voiced Buzz Lightyear in the popular franchise, has been replaced by Marvel star Chris Evans.

The move to recast Allen has caused some confusion among fans, but there’s a simple reason Evans was chosen as Buzz’s new voice.

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Toy Story 4 is one of the latest Pixar releases to be seen on Disney+ in the UK.  (Image credit: Pixar/Disney)

Buzz Lightyear and Woody enter toy story 4. (Pixar/Disney)

light year it’s not about the Buzz Lightyear toy from the toy story movies. Instead, it focuses on the hero who inspired the toy.

“I’ve always wondered what movie Buzz was from,” director and screenwriter Angus MacLane told Yahoo earlier this year.

“Why couldn’t we just do this movie? So we did that… [Lightyear is] the movie Andy saw that changed his life… Andy’s war of stars.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 8: Chris Evans visits Disney and Pixars

Marvel star Chris Evans replaces Tim Allen to voice Buzz Lightyear. (WireImage)

Pixar made the decision to replace Tim Allen with Chris Evans in the spin-off because they wanted to differentiate between the two characters.

MacLane told Vanity Fair, “Tim’s version of Buzz is a little sillier and a little bit dumber, so he’s the comic relief.

“In this film, Buzz is the action hero. He’s serious and ambitious and funny, but not in a goofy way that would undermine the drama.

“Chris Evans has the seriousness and movie star quality that our character needed to differentiate him and the film from Tim’s version of the toy toy story.”

What did Chris Evans say about the role?

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 8: Chris Evans attends the world premiere of Disney and Pixar's feature film

Chris Evans attends the Disney and Pixar World Premiere light year. (Getty Images for Disney)

Evans has admitted that taking on the role of Buzz Lightyear was “intimidating”.

The actor, best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, said, “I took my cues from Tim Allen.

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“He did such a good job and I would be an idiot not to acknowledge his work. But I couldn’t just make a shameless impression.

“I kind of had to come up with my own understanding of the character and try to make some fresh tracks in the snow while paying tribute to his great work.

“Eventually I felt comfortable enough to do my own rendition, and part of that was lowering the tone of my voice. I basically have to lower the pitch of my voice in everything I do.”

What did Tim Allen say about his replacement with Chris Evans?

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 04: Actors Tim Allen (L) and Buzz Lightyear attend the official opening of the new Tomorrowland attraction

Tim Allen voiced Buzz Lightyear in all fours toy story movies. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In the absence of press interviews for the Pixar film, Tim Allen remained silent about being replaced by Chris Evans ahead of its release.

However once light year Hit theaters, Allen spoke to Extra about why he didn’t speak up.

“The short answer is I stayed out of it because it’s unrelated [with my Buzz Lightyear]’ Allen said.

“It’s a wonderful story,” said the actor light year. “It just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy… It just isn’t connected. I wish there was a better connection.”

Woody and Buzz.  (Pixar)

Woody and Buzz. (Pixar)

Speaking about Buzz, Allen added, “That’s it [Tom] Hank and I There really aren’t any toy story Hum without Woody.”

Despite rumors that Disney caught him off guard, Allen is continuing to work with the studio on his upcoming Disney+ series The Santasin which he returns as Scott Calvin.

What did Tom Hanks say about the controversy?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - JUNE 8: In this handout provided by Disney Resorts, DisneyPixar's Toy Story 4 stars are Woody (in costume), Tom Hanks (2nd-L), Tim Allen (2nd-R) and Buzz Lightyear (seen in costume) ) appear in Lake Buena Vista, Florida with characters from the film at Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort on June 8, 2019.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Resorts via Getty Images)

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in 2019. (Matt Stroshane/Disney Resorts via Getty Images)

In a strange twist of fate, Tim Allens toy story Co-star Tom Hanks had his new movie elvis the week after light year, Woody and Buzz compete at the box office.

“How about that?” Hanks told CinemaBlend. “Actually, I wanted to compete against Tim Allen, and then they didn’t let Tim Allen do it. I do not understand that.”

light year is currently obsolete elvisbut is underperforming compared to its Toy Story predecessors.

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Lightyear hits theaters June 17, 2022.  (Pixar/Disney)

Pixar light year hit theaters on June 17. (Pixar/Disney)

light year follows Buzz after he is stranded on a hostile planet 4.2 million light years from Earth.

He must work with a group of new recruits including Mo Morrison (Taika Waititi) and Darby Steel (Dale Soules) to find a way back home.

The mission is commanded by Alisha Hawthorne, voiced by Orange is the new black Star Uzo Abuda.

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Buzz meets Zurg light year. (Disney/Pixar)

James Brolin plays Buzz’s nemesis, Emperor Zurg, while Keke Palmer provides the voice for Alisha’s granddaughter, Izzy Hawthorne.

Peter Sohn, who directed Pixar’s 2015 film The good dinosaurlends his voice to Buzz’s robotic cat companion, Sox.

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