Tom Hanks Says He Doesn’t Know Why Tim Allen Was Replaced In Lightyear


Pixar’s latest film Lightyear has been brutalized at the box office for the past few weeks. Not only was it being outdone by films that released weeks before it did (Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion) but the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru seems to have put the final nail in the coffin.

One of the biggest complaints about the film was that Buzz’s original voice actor, Tom Hanks, didn’t return to voice the iconic role. Instead he was replaced by Captain America actor Chris Evans. Not many people were happy with this decision.

Apparently one of those many voices criticizing the decision is none other than Tom Hanks, the voice of Woody and Allen’s co-star in the long-running Toy Story franchise.

In a recent interview discussing his new film Elvis, the actor expressed his disappointment that the two friends weren’t able to go head-to-head at the box office for some friendly competition:

How about that? Actually, I wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen and then they didn’t let Tim Allen do it. I don’t understand that. Here’s the thing, just as long as people come back to the motion picture theater. I want to go back in the theatre with a bunch of strangers and leave with something in common. That’s what I want to do and, going to see a movie with him. I’m looking forward to that.

Oddly enough Hank’s Elvis has been outperforming Lightyear since its debut. Had Allen returned to voice Buzz it could have been a different story. 

Many had originally assumed that the actor had been blacklisted by Disney for his right-leaning political views. But those reports appear to have been exaggerated as Allen will be returning to the Santa Clause franchise in a new series this comic Christmas season.

Another possibility floating around was that he could have turned it down due to how different the film was from his original version of the character.

Whatever the reason it was a poor choice, and Pixar is paying for it, literally.

Source: Movie Web 

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