Lightyear, a Toy Story spin-off film that revolves around the ‘human’ Buzz Lightyear was released in June 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about Lightyear.
Where To Watch Lightyear In Australia
Lightyear is available to stream exclusively on Disney+ as of the 3rd of August 2022.
Want to see the Lightyear trailer? You can watch it below.
The Cast & Crew
Chris Evans, best known for portraying Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stars as the voice of Buzz Lightyear.
However, if you ask Taika Waititi, who voices a supporting character in Lightyear, Evans’ is not the lead, despite the fact he’s voicing the titular character. Waititi took to Twitter shortly after the first Lightyear trailer dropped and joked that he’s “the main star of this movie” and that he “pulled rank” to make the trailer focus on Evans’ character instead of his own.
Of course, Waititi was clearly joking and even hilariously misspelled Evans’ character’s name to further the joke. However, Evans handled the joke with gentlemanly grace Tweeting that, to him, Waititi is “the main star of every movie”.
Lightyear also stars Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, Peter Sohn, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Lightyear was written by Oscar-winner Pete Docter, known for co-writing the first two Toy Story films as well as co-writing and directing the Pixar film Up. Lightyear was directed by Angus MacLane, who’s previously directed several Toy Story short films.
First of all, the Buzz Lightyear in this film is not the same Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. This film focuses on the ‘human’ Buzz on which the toy Buzz, originally voiced by Tim Allen, was based.
In Lightyear, Buzz is a space ranger stranded on a strange planet with his crew and they are trying desperately to get home when they encounter a robot army ruled by Emperor Zurg.
What The Critics & Reviews Say
Currently, Lightyear has a 5.4 IMDb score and a critic rating of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Australian Release Date
Lightyear was released on June 16th 2022.