Origin stories are a roll of the dice. They’re usually movies we never ask for. Some are innovative. Some are completely unnecessary. Today Disney released the trailer for Lightyear, an origin story for Buzz Lightyear. I was instantly skeptical, especially after reading that Buzz would not be voiced by Tim Allen.
Then I watched the trailer.
Chris Evans, from the tiny dialogue we get, sounds good as Buzz. Even further, I like the darker look of the film. It seems like it may be more gritty, which would add some nice color to the character. Lastly I think this can be Pixar’s legendary storytelling at work once more. Either way, I went from skeptic to optimistic in one viewing of the trailer. I suspect many others may feel the same. To infinity and beyond.