The Toy Story franchise continues to expand itself with the recent release of Lightyear, a spinoff film centered solely around the character of Buzz Lightyear, the space action figure. Now, Tom Hanks has shared his thoughts on the removal of Tim Allen from the film.
Chris Evans, who previously played the space ranger in Pixar's Lightyear, has sparked debate among the franchise's faithful followers, as well as those who simply believe that the studio should stick to what works.
Tom Hanks, who played Woody in the Toy Story franchise, has decided to take a seat in an interview with Cinema Blend to promote his new film Elvis. Hanks responded, saying, 'I wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen,' and then they didnt allow him to do it. That's what I want to do.'
In an interview with Extra last week, Allen said that none of the main actors on Toy Story were linked to any of the previous Toy Story films. He also told Extra that he will never see Buzz without his best pal Woody, whom fans have always seen in the past. He then went on to express his full thoughts on the new spinoff film, saying, "I wish Evans' Buzz could have reflected the toy version better."
Hanks and Allen have strong feelings about the creative choices made in Disney's newest animated film Lightyear, and this makes sense. Fans loved their loyalty to both men, and Allen's passion reflects the frustrations that can arise when you try to fix something that wasn't really broken in the first place.
Lightyear is now available in cinemas.