Chris Evans on Channeling Captain America, Taking Over for Tim Allen in ‘Lightyear’
films, audiences will meet a new version of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s latest film,
, which tells the story of the man who inspired the iconic action figure voiced by Tim Allen.
In this story, Buzz is a space ranger embarking on an intergalactic adventure, leading a team of recruits in a fight against invaders.
Chris Evans, who takes over for Allen as the voice of Buzz, has some
experience playing such a character from his years as Captain America,
and his former role as a Marvel hero trickled into his portrayal of Lightyear.
“The characters themselves have a lot of similar overlap in terms of their sense of responsibility and leadership,”
the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
But they’re very different men, so you take the things that are useful and you leave the things that make Cap, Cap.”