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New 'Lightyear' Trailer Reveals Buzz's Untold Story

is going to infinity and beyond- and back to cinemas, as Lightyear is promised to be the studio's first theatrical release since March 2020. And what better way to mark their return to the multiplexes than with a film connected to the series that made their name?

The film is being sold as the story of the "real" Buzz Lightyear, which inspired the plastic version we saw in the Toy Story films. Forget how it relates to that franchise though as this newest trailer makes it clear that this film is not going to be a cheap cash-in.

The new trailer shows us a lot more than the mood-setting teaser and first trailer. It shows us beyond Buzz's journey into uncharted space only to find that due to time dilation (shades of anime classic Gunbuster here), sixty years have passed on Earth since he left. That gives the film an added emotional angle, as Buzz will have to get used to the fact that everyone he knew is no longer around. This apparently includes his closest friend and colleague Commander Hawthorne, as we see him gazing sadly at a statue in her memory

If that makes it sound like it's going to be overly somber- don't worry, there's still plenty of fun to be had. Much of which is likely to come from the supporting cast we get a look at here. That includes Hawthorne's granddaughter, a character played by the multi-talented Taika Waititi, and Buzz's adorable robot cat companion Sox (Peter Sohn).

Chris Evans seems to be channeling something of his Captain America earnestness in the lead role, as he leads this rag-tag crew on a mission that will involve trying to foil evil Emperor Zurg, who we get our first look at here too.

We recently found out that Zurg will be voiced by Josh Brolin, making it a sort of re-match from when the two last came up against each other in Avengers Endgame. Alongside them, the voice cast will also include Uzo Aduba, Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Efren Ramirez, and Keira Hairston.

Alongside the familiar imagery of the Space Ranger uniform and Zurg's mask, the trailer is full of astonishing visuals and Star Wars-esque locations. Director Angus MacLane and his crew have seemingly gone all-out to create a full-on sci-fi on the level we haven't really seen in western animation until now.

Visually, it's much more realistic than the past few Pixar flicks and it seems as if this is going to be worth going to the cinema for, when it arrives on June 17. Check out the new trailer, below.