TV - Movies
Chris Evans
Defends His
Controversial
Lightyear Tweet
By SAM SKOPP
Disney and Pixar’s "Lightyear” exists in the world of "Toy Story," meaning that the Tim Allen-voiced version of the character and the Chris Evans-voiced Buzz Evans both exist in that world. However, the nature of "Lightyear" was initially unclear, largely due to some promotion and a Tweet from none other than Evans himself.
His Tweet reads, "And just to be clear, this isn't Buzz Lightyear the toy. This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on." With little else available to parse the plot of "Lightyear," fans at the time were understandably confused.
Evans said that he proofread his Tweet multiple times before sharing it, believing it would help clear up confusion. To clarify, he described director Angus MacLane’s pitch for the project, characterizing "Lightyear" as a film Andy would have seen, thus sparking his interest in owning a Buzz Lightyear toy.