Now that Pixar’s Lightyear has come out, the possibility of a sequel needs to be looked into. Lightyear is a spinoff of the Toy Story series. It tells the story of how young astronaut Buzz Lightyear got his start (voiced by Chris Evans).
Buzz takes it upon himself to find a way back home when he, his CO Alisha Hawthorne , and the rest of his crew get stuck on a faraway planet. Since Buzz Lightyear is part of one of the most popular animated series of all time, it is inevitable that there will be talk of a sequel, since it shows another side of the fictional world.
ore Lightyear came out in theatres, most people liked what they heard about it. But by Toy Story standards, reviews of Lightyear are mixed. It might not be because the animated movie is bad on its own, but because the Toy Story movies have set too high of a standard for Buzz Lightyear.
The animation and voice acting, especially by Evans and Peter Sohn, who plays Sox, Buzz’s robot cat, are praised by critics. Some reviews, on the other hand, say that the villain isn’t very interesting, that the story is hard to follow, and that the characters face problems that aren’t necessary.
Usually, a studio will make a sequel if they think the first movie did well at the box office and with critics. Lightyear is expected to make at least $70 million in the United States and Canada in its first weekend.
But based on early reviews and the fact that Toy Story fans are very loyal, it is not impossible for Lightyear to do well at the box office. Here’s what we know about Lightyear 2 even though there are no official plans or announcements yet.
Will Pixar make a second movie?
Pixar’s decision to add to the Toy Story franchise by focusing on Buzz Lightyear is already a surprising gamble, but it’s likely to pay off. Even so, the director of Lightyear, Angus MacLane, said he would be interested in seeing more of Buzz’s adventures.
He also said that there are a lot of stories to be found in the fictional universe, but that his main focus right now is on Lightyear. Given how long and popular the Toy Story movies have been, it’s not impossible that Buzz Lightyear will get his own sequel, but that will mostly depend on how well it does with audiences.
Who Could Come Back for Lightyear 2?
If there is a second movie, most of the main characters from the first one will probably be back. Chris Evans is likely to play the main character again. Sox, Izzy, Mo, and Darby, who were also part of the Galactic Rangers, could also return.
That means that Peter Sohn, Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, and Dale Soules could all be heard again. Commander Burnside is still in charge of Buzz, so Isiah Whitlock Jr. might also come back.
The story of Lightyear 2: Does the first movie set up the second?
At the end of “Lightyear,” Buzz is put in charge of the Galactic Ranger corps, which has been brought back to life, and his team is sent on their first mission. In a sequel, the space crew might go on more adventures and face and defeat another bad guy.
Also, Lightyear’s third scene after the credits teases the idea of a sequel. It ends on a cliffhanger that could be the main conflict of the next movie or the subject of a different movie set in the Toy Story universe.
When Will Lightyear 2 Come Out?
In 2016, right after MacLane finished working on Finding Dory, the process of making Lightyear began. It took Pixar four years to make the news public and another six years to finish the movie, which is not an unusual amount of time for animated movies.
If a sequel to Buzz Lightyear were made, it probably wouldn’t take as long to finish because the world of the first movie was already set up. So, if something is said this year, Lightyear 2 might not come out until at least 2024.
Is there ever going to be a fifth Toy Story?
Toy Story 4, which fixed the ending of the first three films, came out in 2019. Even though it was never advertised as the last book in the series, it felt like the end.
The characters found new goals and went after their own happiness, and Woody, who was the main toy in the series, was given a sad send-off. But there is still a good chance that Pixar will make Toy Story 5.
Woody is having his own adventures, and the old gang is getting used to the changes that life brings. But based on the schedule of movies, it might be a while before Toy Story 5 even starts to be made, since the studio has to focus on Lightyear and its upcoming movies, which could include Lightyear 2.
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