“Lightyear” looks like it’s going to be out-of-this-world.
Pixar has released the first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated “Toy Story” spin-off, with Chris Evans (“The Avengers,” “Captain America”) giving voice to title character Buzz Lightyear and set to land in cinemas next summer.
The animated flick will tell the origin story of the “real” space ranger, whose daring adventures inspired the action figure — famously voiced by Tim Allen and owned by a child named Andy in the original “Toy Story” films.
“Lightyear” is directed by Angus MacLane, who has been working with Pixar for more than two decades.
The new 90-second teaser doesn’t feature Evans’ pipes, so fans still don’t know how the Hollywood heartthrob will sound as the space jockey. However, the trailer appeared to show “Lightyear” will revolve around Buzz undertaking a dangerous outer space mission — to the franchise’s trademark “infinity and beyond.”
To the surprise of fans, it also reveals that the space ranger has a shock of brunette hair beneath his famous helmet.
“Buzz Lightyear has hair and I don’t know how to feel,” one fan quipped on Twitter, sharing a screenshot from the trailer that showed the character’s locks.
Meanwhile, Evans himself took to Twitter to share his excitement about the teaser trailer’s release.
“Animated movie [sic] were an enormous part of my childhood. They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams. They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing. To @pixar and @AngusMacLane: ‘Thank you’ doesn’t even come close,” he wrote.
“Lightyear” is scheduled for release on June 17, 2022.