Finally Chris Evans plays an iconic hero who doesnt involve exercise.
Thats why it was so cool to go to a recording studio instead of the gym for his role as Buzz Lightyear in the scifi animated movie Lightyear in theaters Friday. Pixar is literally doing the heavy lifting on this one jokes Evans whose starstudded Captain America won the hearts and minds of Marvel fans.
The spinoff Toy Story is the origin story of the beloved space Ranger with Evans voicing the role popularized by Tim Allen. In the movie Lightyear Buzz and his fellow intergalactic travelers fall on a planet millions of light years from Earth and must battle an army of robots led by the evil Emperor Zurg. The hero who inspired the action figure in Toy Story. Evans 41 hasnt strayed far from his predecessor in search of inspiration.
The reason were making this movie is because Tim Allen has had such an iconic impact says Evans. You wouldnt just be an idiot for not accepting his interpretation because it works so well but the fact is that this character is in fact the human version of that game so there is a need for them to overlap in terms of timing and nature. Lightyear director Angus MacLean says it doesnt He wants to cast an impressionist Allen character or even Buzzs superhero but rather someone with a leading presence who was also able to be fun without being funny. An idiot. The director discovered that watching Evans in Bong Joons dystopian Snowpiercer you can really see the scope of what Chris can do.
Chris Evans attends the Hollywood premiere of Disney and Pixars Lightyear.
However it took Evans some time to find the right mojo for voice acting. At first I felt like a deer in the headlights he recalls. Ill stay that way. You focus so hard on your voice that Ill rest almost every other part of my body. But with every passing session you find more relief and before you know it youre incorporating your physique and that would inform rebirths. After nearly a decade of playing Cap Evans changed his creative appetite and playing. Some opponents for change.
He played the grim hooded ransomware in Rian Johnsons 2019 murder mystery Knives Out and in the upcoming spy thriller The Gray Man on Netflix in theaters July 15 which airs July 22. Agent Lloyd. Hansen who is hunting down an exCIA colleague played by Ryan Gosling. In the movie Goslings character mocks his enemys lair. Evans enjoys exploring a state of mind completely different from mine. When you play someone like Captain America its easy to understand why he feels compelled to do the right thing. You can definitely identify with wanting to be good.