Chris Evans’ animated character Buzz is introduced in Pixar’s Lightyear, and fresh artwork combines the actor’s animated avatar with his Knives Out adversary.
Tim Allen initially brought the renowned Space Ranger to life in 1995’s Toy Story as an astronaut action figure; who develops an unexpected friendship with an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy toy named Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks).
The success of this film, as well as its 1999 sequel; spawned a spin-off series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command; in which Patrick Warburton took over as the main voice actor. Now, Chris Evans will be the next actor to portray the character in Lightyear; which appears to be a full-fledged origin narrative for the human astronaut who inspired the Toy Story action figure.
The next film from Disney and Pixar will follow Buzz Lightyear during his early days as a Star Command Space Ranger. This project was first announced at Disney Investor Day last year, with Evans voicing the title character.
Boss Logic the famed internet artist dropped a new piece of art that startlingly puts Buzz Lightyear’s head onto the body of Chris Evans. This comes after the first teaser for Lightyear made waves online. His face is placed on Chris’ character from Knives Out, who is donning the character’s signature sweaters. There’s also a hint of his Marvel persona in there, as he appears to be holding a little Mjolnir in his hands.
Evans’ performance in Rian Johnson’s 2019 murder mystery is possibly his most memorable role outside of Captain America. The actor’s superb versatility is on display in the picture as the obnoxiously privileged playboy Ransom Drysdale; a far cry from his straight-laced Marvel avatar.
After it is discovered that Ransom plotted to kill the family patriarch, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer); in retaliation for denying him his inheritance, he becomes the film’s main adversary.
Evans is going to show off his range once more in Lightyear, this time with more family-friendly fare. Marvel fans seem to appreciate how the teaser continues a running Captain America gag from The Avengers; so it’s possible that Lightyear will make references to some of Chris Evans’ other roles, such as the eccentric Ransom Drysdale.
Expect more Lightyear-inspired fan art from now until the animated picture hits theatres on June 17, 2022; now that the first teaser trailer has been out.
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