Tim Allen criticizes 'Confusing' Lightyear and Chris Evans' role

Tim Allen drops Toy Story 5 hints

By Ellen James May 21, 2023
Tim Allen reflects on iconic buzz Lightyear role across four Toy Story films.

Tim Allen criticizes Chris Evans taking over Buzz Lightyear Role in 'confusing' box office bomb, Lightyear.

Tim Allen, renowned for voicing Buzz Lightyear in four Toy Story movies, has once again expressed his dissatisfaction with Chris Evans taking on the iconic role in the 2022 film.

The 69-year-old Home Improvement actor, who has been the voice of Buzz since the mid-1990s, was surprisingly replaced by Evans, sparking rumors that his conservative political beliefs played a part in the decision.

Allen  told DailyMail:  "They were two completely different movies. And Chris did a great job doing an ancillary part. 

It was very confusing to all of us on the Toy Story movie side, which was real?"

"I'm a script guy, so if Buzz is real, then Chris's version of it was, as an actor doing it, real confusing to me."

In Toy Story, Buzz was depicted as a toy who believed he was an astronaut, whereas Lightyear aimed to showcase the fictional movie that inspired the Buzz toy. 

However, the movie faced significant challenges upon its release. 

The film's opening weekend proved disappointing, earning only $51.7 million in North America and resulting in an estimated loss of $106 million for the studio. 

Tim Allen has been officially rehired to portray Lightyear in the highly anticipated Toy Story 5. 

"Toy Story five had been kind of laid down quite a while ago, but we just couldn't get into it. 

Then Disney announced it about two months ago." Tim said.

"So I've made friends with all of the people in Toy Story, especially Tom Hanks [who plays cowboy Woody]. 

So for that, I'm blessed to have these friends in my life. 

I love that character. I love that story. So I always wait to see the script." He revealed.