Chris Evans fulfilled a dream while working with Pixar on “Lightyear.”
The 41-year-old actor voices Buzz Lightyear in the iconic ‘Toy Story’ character’s origin story and signed up for the film to collaborate with the company behind animated classics such as ‘Finding Nemo’ and “The Incredibles”.
Chris told Variety, “Well, to be honest, what I was interested in was working with Pixar. The premise was not inconsequential, obviously you want to make sure they’re going to do a good film.
“But you trust Pixar, my trust, they have such goodwill. I’ve never seen Pixar miss, so I didn’t worry too much about the story itself. I was just thrilled that Pixar call me.”
Chris also discussed comparisons between Buzz and his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) alter ego Captain America and also looked at the parallels between Buzz and the Pixar animators behind the film.
He said: “Of course, I mean, there’s a lot of similarities between the characters. Basically, they’re very different men.
“I was fascinated by how Buzz could almost be more connected to what the animators at Pixar are dealing with. It literally takes four years to make these movies, so these men and women disappear for four years and dedicate themselves to these projects. .
“And they said, every time they make a movie, when they come out, the world has changed. And I just thought that parallel was really, really interesting, and I was happy for the Pixar animations that they have somehow been able to inject their experience into this film.
Previous reports claimed that Chris was set to return to the MCU as Captain America for at least one more project in a “vague” way, but he poured cold water on the speculation.
He said, “The vague way comes from online rumors. This is the vague way. Unfortunately, it’s not.”