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Chris Evans to blast-off as Buzz Lightyear in new origins movie

Captain America Chris Evans has landed another superhero role as the new voice of Buzz Lightyear.

The Marvel star will take on the Toy Story spaceman, voiced in four films by Tim Allen, in a new origins movie for Pixar.

Finding Dory co-director Angus MacLane has signed on to oversee the film.

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“I don’t even have the words,” a thrilled Evans wrote in response to the news, along with the announcement from Disney bosses, which read: “Blasting into theaters June 17, 2022, Lightyear is the definitive story of the original Buzz Lightyear. Voiced by @ChrisEvans, get ready to go to ‘infinity and beyond’ with Lightyear.”

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