Lightyear Release Date: Pixar Animation Studios’ Lightyear is an anticipated American computer-animated science-fiction action-adventure film that will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
It’s a Toy Narrative spin-off that serves as an origin story for the fictional test pilot/astronaut character that inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy/action figure featured in the earlier films, and it’s presented as a blockbuster film within a blockbuster picture that the Toy Story characters would watch.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, a 2000 direct-to-video film that served as the pilot for a spin-off television series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000–2001), addressed this topic previously.
Here’s all we know thus far about the movie.
Lightyear: Voice Cast
Angus MacLane wrote and directed the movie.
- Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear
- Keke Palmer as Izzy Hawthorne
- Keira Hairston as Young Izzy
- Peter Sohn as Sox
- James Brolin as Emperor Zurg
- Taika Waititi as Mo Morrison
- Dale Soules as Darby Steel
- Uzo Aduba as Alisha Hawthorne
- Mary McDonald-Lewis as I.V.A.N.
- Efren Ramirez as Diaz
- Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside
What Will be the Plot of the Lightyear Movie?
The premise of the film will go into the origins of astronaut Buzz Lightyear, who inspired the in-universe space ranger of the same name.
The teaser gives us a glimpse of the adventures we may expect from the renowned Buzz Lightyear. As part of Star Command, Buzz will be stuck on an extraterrestrial planet, as fans may recall from the Toy Story movie.
Buzz, accompanied by Sox, his new robotic cat companion, faces a fight against Emperor Zurg, a previously established archenemy.
Lightyear Movie: Release Date
On June 17, 2022, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release Lightyear in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX formats in theatres across the United States.
It will be Pixar’s first theatrical release since Onward (2020), following the direct-to-streaming releases of Soul (2020), Luca (2021), and Turning Red (2022) on Disney+ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is There a Trailer Available for Lightyear?
Yes, an official teaser clip has been published, showing the man who inspired the Buzz Lightyear action figure that has appeared in all four original Toy Story films.
The teaser, set to David Bowie’s Starman, depicts Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear shooting off into space and encountering a variety of exhilarating and dangerous circumstances!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Watch Lightyear Movie?
Lightyear Movie is not Available on any OTT platform.
Will Lightyear be Available on Disney+?
Like Previous Recent Pixar Films, “Lightyear” Will Not Be Available on Disney+ and in Theatres at the Same Time.
What Is Chris Evans’ Age?
40 Years (June 13, 1981)