No, Chris Evans is NOT Replacing Tim Allen As Buzz. What You Need to Know About Lightyear.

Yesterday’s Investor Day brought a ton of exciting announcements regarding upcoming television series and movies in the world of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and more!


One of the biggest announcements from Pixar was the news that there would be an all-new film called Lightyear, all surrounding our favorite Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear!

There was probably some confusion, however, when it was unveiled that the voice actor playing Buzz would NOT be Tim Allen, who is arguably just as iconic as Tom Hanks playing Woody in the Toy Story series. This time around, Buzz Lightyear will be played by Captain American himself, Chris Evans!


But wait! Why the change? Did Disney really just say that they are replacing Tim Allen with Chris Evans? Let’s take a closer look.

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

According to Disney, this will not be a Toy Story film. Rather, it’s an original story about the actual human named Buzz Lightyear, of which the toy version was based off of. So, Chris Evans is NOT playing Buzz Lightyear the toy, he will be playing Buzz Lightyear the man. Does that make more sense?

Lightyear ©Pixar

We know that it’s hard to imagine anyone else saying “To infinity and beyond!” but Tim Allen! Just remember that Chris Evans is NOT playing the Buzz Lightyear we’ve known and loved since 1995. Chris Evans even chimed in yesterday on Twitter, offering some clarity on who he will actually be portraying in the film.

No surprises here; Lightyear is the project we may be the most excited for following Investor Day! Be sure to keep checking in for the latest news on all of Disney’s upcoming films and television series!

Click here to read about some major Star Wars news from Disney’s Investor Day!

Out of all the projects announced yesterday at Disney’s Investor Day, which one are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!

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