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Lightyear: trailers, release date, confirmed cast & plot of new Disney Pixar movie

Disney and Pixar officially released the trailer Wednesday, confirming the new Toy Story prequel "Lightyear" will reach the public on June 22, 2022.

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Lightyear: trailers, release date, confirmed cast & plot of new Disney Pixar movie
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The popularity of the Toy Story brand is almost immeasurable, and there is soon to be another movie based within the same universe. A trailer of the prequel to the Toy Story trilogy, named Lightyear, was released on Wednesday.

Pixar's latest release: Lightyear

Disney is introducing a film that will focus in on one of the integral Toy Story characters: Buzz Lightyear, a toy that has been part of the gang since the first movie hit our screens.

The entertainment behemoth has reportedly confirmed the new movie will be released in theatres on June 17, 2022, so pencil the date into your diaries. The prequel will be directed by a long-time Pixar employee, Angus Maclane, who has played important roles in the Pixar world including his time as co-director for the successful "Finding Dory" in 2016. Keep swimming!

The trailer that was put out on Wednesday, following the announcement, lasts for a minute and a half and gives a brief peek at what the narrative will feature.

What will the prequel be about?

The film will portray the story of Buzz Lightyear's first steps into existence and his evolution prior to arriving into Andy's room as a birthday present and into our hearts thereafter in the original Toy Story.

Viewers will follow the journey and adventures of the man and not the toy, as he dreams of becoming a pilot then gets his chance.

The future release has been described as "the definitive story of the original Buzz Lightyear" that will deep dive into the story of the "young test pilot who became the Space Ranger we all know him to be today."

Who will play Buzz Lightyear?

Chris Evans will be the actor behind Buzz Lightyear's voice in the new film Lightyear and he's emotional about getting the opportunity to voice the animated icon.

"Animated movies were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams," Evans wrote on his social media account.

"They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing.

"To Pixar and Angus MacLane: Thank you doesn't even come close."