We’ve got a new “special look” trailer for Pixar’s Lightyear for you to watch today! It offers up even more new footage from the film, but don’t worry, it still doesn’t really give any of the more interesting elements of the story away.
I recently got to watch the first 30 minutes of the film, which you can watch our reaction to here. I was not expecting the story to start out the way it did, and I’m excited to see how the rest of the story plays out. The movie kind of starts out in a darker way than I was expecting, and Buzz has to make some difficult choices.
I imagine there are going to be a lot of cool and unexpected things involving the story that haven’t been included in the trailers.
The story follows “the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda. A new poster and images are also available.”
The film stars Chris Evans as accomplished Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, Uzo Aduba as his commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne, and Peter Sohn as Sox. Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, and Dale Soules lend their voices to the Junior Zap Patrol’s Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison and Darby Steel, respectively, and James Brolin can be heard as the enigmatic Zurg. The voice cast also includes Mary McDonald-Lewis as onboard computer I.V.A.N., Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside, Efren Ramirez as Airman Diaz, and Keira Hairston as Young Izzy.
Lightyear was directed by Angus MacLane (co-director Finding Dory), produced by Galyn Susman (Toy Story That Time Forgot) and features a score by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (The Batman, Up). Lightyear will hit in theaters starting June 17th, 2022.