Tom Hanks does not understand why Disney chose to re-sign as Toy Story voice actor in Lightyear. Chris Evans is a British comedian.
Hanks and Allen, who played Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the franchise's four films from 1995 to 2019, are not included in the new Pixar spinoff.
Hanks, the filmmaker of Elvis, who has just released his second film, was asked whether or not being in theaters opposite a Buzz Lightyear film was unusual.
How bout that, anyway? Tim Allen actually wanted to do it head-to-head with him, but they refused to let him do it. I don't understand that, says the 65-year-old Forrest Gump star.
Hanks said, "Okay, I understand," but then seemed to soften his stance.
Here's what he wants to accomplish: I want to go back in the theater with a bunch of strangers and leave with something in common.
I want to do exactly what I want to do. Im looking forward to seeing a movie with him.
The Home Improvement alum has not been shy about criticizing the film, which follows Buzz's origin story, saying to Extra he was disappointed it did not have a stronger connection to the character he created.
Allen said the present team has a whole new set of individuals that had absolutely nothing to do with the first films.
I've stayed out of this. I thought it was a live-action. When they said they were doing it live-action, I assumed it was real humans and not an animated thing.
Allen emphasized that without [Hanks] Woody, there would be no Buzz.
Im not sure what the idea is. If this were done in 1997, it would seem to be a big adventure story, and as I see, its not a big adventure story. It just seems to have no connection to the game.
Despite the criticism, Evans recently gushed over Allen's previous portrayal of Buzz.
During a phone chat with Good Morning America on June 17, my younger version would have just been pinching himself.
Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear, according to Evans. What he did in those films is so famous and well-known, and I would be foolish not to include some of his choices in this role.
The human version of the toy is based off of, therefore it makes sense to have a little overlap, but, luckily for me, the Avengers star continued. What Tim Allen achieved was fairly untouchable.