Lightyear: Everything we know so far about the most anticipated Disney movie

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Waiting for Buzz Lightyear’s solo debut? Read on to get the latest information on Disney’s Lightyear.

Lightyear is an upcoming computer-animated adventure film that revolves around the character Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. The film is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Lightyear is a spin-off of the Toy Story series, and it will tell the origin story of the fictional astronaut character, Buzz Lightyear. Buzz ends up traveling 62 years into the future when he tries to test flight for Star Command. Now, he has to find a way to return home, while dealing with Emperor Zurg who is a threat to the universe’s safety and Buzz is the only hope to save the universe.

In December 2020, Lightyear was announced as a spin-off film depicting the in-universe origin of the human Buzz Lightyear character, with Chris Evans providing the character’s voice.

Here’s everything you need to know about Lightyear.

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Lightyear Release Date

The wait is finally going to be over as Lightyear is coming to theatres on June 17, 2022. So, get ready to experience a thrilling ride to the space along with Buzz Lightyear.

Check out the official poster below:

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Check out the tweet by official Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear below:

Lightyear: Is there a trailer yet?

Yes, and not just one, but there’re two trailers! Both the trailers are full of heroic moments revolving around Buzz Lightyear, and we can’t help but get emotional after seeing the past life of our favorite Toy Story character as he is a part of almost everyone’s childhood.

Check out the first trailer below:

Lightyear | Official Trailer

Check out the latest trailer below:

Lightyear | Official Trailer 2

The first trailer was revealed in February and showed the adventurous and thrilling images of the film. Buzz Lightyear is shown as a heroic caption, and he is destined to save the world from the evil practices of the antagonist, Emperor Zurg.

Lightyear: What will be the story?

The official description of the movie is as follows:

“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”. 

The movie will be an origin story of Lightyear and revolves around his life and adventures. In the new trailer, Buzz and Alisha Hawthorne are preparing for a launch involving one of Star Command’s first gates, seemingly designed to facilitate long-distance. But Buzz’s solo flight somehow goes into the future. Buzz sees a friendly face in the new world who tells her that she’s Izzy and Alisha is her grandmother. He immediately realizes that he has wandered much farther.

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Lightyear Cast

The main cast members are Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, Keke Palmer as Izzy Hawthorne, granddaughter of Buzz’s best friend Alisha, and Taika Waititi as Mo Morrison, both of whom are aspiring Space Rangers. Apart from the main characters, the cast also includes Dale Soules, Peter Sohn, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

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Recently, Pixar has released a video showing the cast members Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, and Taika Waititi reacting to the film’s new trailer.

Check out the video below:

Lightyear | Trailer Reaction

Where to watch Lightyear?

Lightyear will be available to watch in theatres on June 17, 2022, and we can expect the release on Disney later this year.