Tim Allen has finally broken his silence on the Toy Story spin-off film Lightyear, which tells the origin story of the human Space Ranger who inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in the Toy Story universe.
In Lightyear, Allen originally endorsed Buzz in the iconic Pixar series. Chris Evans takes on the role of the astronaut who created the toy.
Allen shared his views on the film in an interview with Extra, stating that he and several Pixar creatives discussed discussing Buzz''s origins years ago.
"It came up in one of the sessions; I said what a fun movie would be," he said.
"There''s really no Toy Story''s Buzz without Woody," says the "creation of the first four films."
The Home Improvement star declared on Friday that he was a "plot guy" so he wasn''t a fan of Lightyear having no "connection" to the original films or the toys.
"[I expected it to] be a big adventure story," he explained. "As I see, it''s not a big adventure story. It just doesn''t seem to have any connection to the toy. It has no connection to Buzz. It''s just no connection. I wish there was a better connection."
Allen added that he had initially assumed the film would be a live-action film rather than a documentary.
Evans said in an interview with Digital Spy during the Lightyear premiere that taking on Buzz was just as arduous as playing Captain America.
"It was Captain America at the start because there were so many people who had an idea of the actor, and I thought jumping that hurdle would be enough," the actor said.
"Now being able to fill these shoes is quite a laborious task, so I don''t know if I will even have a reply."
Lightyear is now available in UK and US cinemas.