Pixar Has Been Working On A Buzz Lightyear Film For Five Years

For more than five years, Disney and Pixar have been working on Lightyear.

Chris Evans will take over the part previously voiced by Tim Allen in the Toy Story spin-off, which explores the real story of the in-universe Buzz Lightyear on whom the toys were based.

The film is expected to be the type of film that inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy line and piqued Andy’s interest in purchasing the action figure.

Lightyear director Angus MacLane told Fandango that Pixar has been working on the picture since 2016.

Shortly after the release of Finding Dory (which he co-directed with Andrew Stanton), MacLane offered the concept to the studio, and they’ve been working on it ever since.

The movie was difficult to keep a secret because they began working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, and MacLane’s children began to notice what he was working on.

Due to the fact that Lightyear was proposed to Pixar in 2016, the studio was working on two Toy Story-related films at the time.