Disney has announced that Tim Allen is making a comeback as our favourite intergalactic space ranger in Toy Story 5.
We were first introduced to the gang in 1995, when the original Disney and Pixar production, Toy Story, graced screens. The film was a big hit and therefore, bagged itself 3 more movies in years since.
We all may have grown to love the toy clan, but behind them are a whole host of star-studded celebs voicing our favourite characters, including Tom Hanks, who voices cowboy doll, Woody; Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear; and, of course, the proud owner of the unconventional toy box, Andy, is voiced by John Morris.
The news that Tim Allen would be returning to voice Buzz has left a lot of fans relieved, after Chris Evans took on the mantle for the latest Lightyear movie, which caused a lot of hard-core fans to speak out in protest.
However, Allen seemed pretty laid back about the decision, as he confessed at the time that the movie “has nothing to do with the first movies.”
“There’s really no ‘Toy Story’ Buzz without Woody,” Tim told Huffington Post, while talking about the cowboy toy character voiced by Hanks.
The actor then went on to mention that he “enjoys films with a major plot” and unfortunately Lightyear “lacked a big adventure.”
“It just seems kind of… I don’t know. There’s no connection. I just wish there was a better connection [to the toy],” the actor concluded.
The director-screenwriter for Lightyear, Angus MacLane also spoke out after people voiced their concerns. He opened up to Vanity Fair about the casting choice.
“Tim’s version of Buzz is a little goofier and is a little dumber, and so he is the comic relief… Chris Evans has the gravitas and that movie-star quality that our character needed to separate him and the movie from Tim’s version of the toy in Toy Story,” he said.
But now, it seems Allen will have the chance to make the character his own once again. He took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing: “See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity. And off we go to a number five! To infinity and beyond.”
One user said: “The REAL Buzz Lightyear is coming back! I’m so excited for all the amazing projects you are going to be a part of.”
Another added: “Wonderful news! Thought it was finished and glad it isn’t.”
While a third commented: “[I] haven’t been this excited for a Disney movie in a long time.”
But not everyone is excited about the news, one wrote: “They’ve ended this series in a couple of good ways! Regardless of people’s opinions on how good or bad they were, they’ve “ended” the story twice. Andy giving the toys to Bonnie, and then Woody becoming a “lost” toy. Just leave it alone, rather than forcing a story that will probably be just as bad as the last one!”
While another echoed: “I love the Toy Story films but they’ve wrapped up Woody’s story in the last one I guess they have Buzz Lightyears story left to wrap up, like Woody said what happens when you get played with for the last time.
“Toy story 4 had an awful ending and they were very obviously going to make this film. They made the toy story land at the theme parks right after 4 came out. They aren’t going to make an entire land for the park based on a franchise they were going to kill,” a third added.
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