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Lightyear Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot And Where We Can Watch?

Every year The Walt Disney Company brings a feature film that makes the audience inescapable from the Disney Universe. The year 2022 will be an exciting one for Disney fans, especially when our favorite space ranger, Buzz Lightyear, returns to the big screen.

Chris Evans starred Lightyear seems to serve as a prequel or more like a spin-off of the original The Toy Story. Agnus Maclane, in his debut as a director, is directing this movie and, Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios are producing it. And the distribution of this movie is being handled through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 

This movie will be setting the origins of the character Buzz Lightyear in the Pixar Universe. Inside this Pixar Universe, Buzz Lightyear is just a toy modeled after a space range of the same name. His mission is to protect the galaxy from Villian Emperor Zurg. 

Nonetheless, the real inspiration behind this character was an astronaut of the Apollo 11 mission Edwin Buzz Aldrin. 

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Edwin Aldrin was the second person to walk on the Moon; therefore, this toy was named Buzz in his honor.

If you want to save the galaxy, Buzz is always our go-to guy for this purpose. The list of his notorious and terrible is long and includes incidents like plotting revenge that lands him into trouble or the time that entails a deadly street crossing adventure. Although he is notorious, he is god at heart.

Everything you need to know about this upcoming Disney film is right here. Keep on reading to learn more!

Lightyear Release Date

We are happy to inform you that Lightyear is all set to release in the cinemas, and we have got all the official announcements regarding its release. Lightyear will be released on different dates in different countries, like the US, UK, India, Australia, and Canada all have their particular release dates.

In the United States, it will release on 17th June 2022. People can watch it in the theaters. The film is expected to be released in Canada & UK around the same time as in the United States.  


There is a difference in time zones present between the US and Australia. Due to the presence of this technicality, Lightyear will release on 16th June 2022 in Australia.

In every state and country, the movie will hit the theaters. Eventually, Lightyear will also release on Disney Plus and Disney Plus Hotstar but, the dates for the release on the OTT platform are yet not disclosed.

So just go book your calendars for the movie and grab a ticket as soon as possible.

Lightyear Cast

In Lightyear, we will see our beloved superhero transitioning into a space ranger. Chris Evans as Lightyear will be seen on the cast of characters. Evans is known for his work as Captain America and also for his work in Fantastic Four. 

Chris also tweeted about getting the role; he told the world how delighted he is about giving his voice to Buzz. 

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The cast of Lightyear also includes Peter Sohn as Sox, Keker Palmer as Izzy, and Dale Soules for the character of Steel.

In addition to this, we will also be seeing Uzo Aduba as Hawthorne and Taika Waititi as Morrison.

And it is anticipated that we could also see Emperor Zurg in the movie and, it is not clear who will be playing the character of this villain.

Lightyear Trailer

Pixar Animation Studios turned to Twitter in December of last year to unveil a teaser video for Lightyear. A 30-second teaser had already come out on 27th October 2021 on Pixar’s official YouTube channel. 

On 8th February 2022, Pixar released a new trailer for Lightyear on its YouTube channel. This trailer introduced a cat sitting beside Buzz. The trailer depicts the days of Buzz as a test pilot making a test run of some intergalactic spaceship.

Lightyear Plot

Lightyear is going to be an origin story for Buzz Lightyear. It will primarily focus on how this figure becomes an inspiration for a toy in Toy Story.

As the teaser suggests, we may see how Buzz, who started as a test pilot, evolves to become a space ranger. The film’s premise will revolve around Buzz’s quest for greatness. A potential plot of this film also suggests that we could see Buzz fighting the villain Emperor Zurg.

We also know that Toy Story 4 was the final toy story, so this movie may serve as an entry point to explore individual stories for other characters of the Toy Story.

Nothing about the plot is clear it’s all blurry. As of now, we might not know what this film will bring to us, but we believe it will be impactful, intriguing, and fun to watch. 

So we would suggest you watch this film and tell us how you felt about it in the comments.

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Where to Watch Lightyear?

One can watch the movie in the theaters on the release dates that we have already disclosed.

Moreover, likely, Lightyear will also release on OTT platforms like Disney Plus and Disney Plus Hotstar but, the actual date has not been announced. 

As soon as some official announcement happens about the release dates on OTT, we will be the first to update you about that. So, in that case, do bookmark us!