While we’re still in the midst of 2021, Pixar is reminding us that soon we’ll be blasting off into the beyond as Lightyear sets its course for a 2022 theatrical release. Today, the first teaser trailer and official poster for the film have been released (embedded below) and it looks like an amazing adventure!
The teaser begins with all the nervous and excited energy that undoubtedly comes before you launch into space, and from the looks of it, Lightyear is going to orbit the sun! We love foreshadowing and this teaser had so many great “Buzz Lightyear” moments, especially when Lightyear blasted off into space, you can clearly see that his spaceship window is the “Buzz Lightyear” iconic toy box as it reflects onto his helmet.
Lightyear was first announced back on December 10, 2020, during the Disney Investor Event where Pete Docter shared that Lightyear will be an epic, sci-fi adventure about the back story of the hero that inspired the space ranger toy, Buzz Lightyear.
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Lightyear is a sci-fi action-adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans)—the hero who inspired the toy. The film reveals how a young test pilot became the Space Ranger that we all know him to be today. Lightyear is directed by Angus MacLane, produced by Galyn Susman, and opens in theaters in Summer 2022.
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Lightyear is set to release in June 2022.