A new special look at Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear gives a better look at the film’s story, Buzz’s team of almost-rookies, and Emperor Zurg’s new robot form.
The special look reveals that the Star Command crew featured in Lightyear have been marooned on an alien planet after Buzz crashed their ship there. Buzz is seen refusing his copilot’s help, uttering his Toy Story counterpart’s line “I’m Buzz Lightyear, I’m always sure,” apparently setting up a character arc that will see him needing to learn how to work with others. Unfortunately, the others he ends up working with appear to be less than proficient in their Star Command duties.
Chris Evans’ Buzz Lightyear partners up with Keke Palmer’s Izzy Hawthorne. When she tells him that she and her team have had “partial” munitions training, Buzz remarks “So you’re rookies?” to which Izzy responds “Oh, boy, we’d love to be rookies.” The special look trailer goes on to show an exasperated Buzz leading his new team and includes a look at Zurg’s towering robotic form. “We’re being pursued by a… just a massive robot!” Buzz exclaims, as the villain tears through the corridors behind him. Check out this special look at Lightyear below:
Alongside the new trailer for Lightyear, Pixar have released a new poster, which spotlights Chris Evans’ Buzz, his team, Sox the robotic cat and Zurg. Check it out below:
The Toy Story spinoff acts as a film within a film, with Toy Story‘s Buzz Lightyear action figure being based on the character Chris Evans plays in Lightyear.
Here is the synopsis for Lightyear:
The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.
Directed by Angus MacLane, the film features the voice talents of Chris Evans, Uzo Aduba, Peter Sohn, Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Efren Ramirez, and Keira Hairston.
Lightyear blasts off into theaters on June 17, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Toy Story spinoff, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.