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Tom Hanks Questions Chris Evans Replacing Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear

Disney's Lightyear just might be the most controversial Pixar film in recent memory and apart from the same-sex scene that ultimately led to the 3D-animated flick getting banned in some countries, Chris Evans' "questionable" casting in the Toy Story spinoff project is still the subject of debate up to now.

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Taking place outside the Toy Story universe, the film revolves around the titular character which inspired Andy to get himself a Buzz Lightyear toy. The character's original voice Tim Allen wasn't considered for the part and while a lot of fans were disappointed, the actor himself previously stated that he didn't see any valid reason for him to be involved in the film.

However, Allen's partner-in-crime Tom Hanks has a different opinion and it turns out, Buzz being voiced by someone else didn't make sense to him. Now, the actor, who voiced Woody in the franchise is finally breaking his silence on his Toy Story co-star not being offered the project.

Speaking with CinemaBlend, Hanks expressed his bewilderment over Disney's decision and questioned Evans' casting. He said: "They didn't let Tim Allen do it. I don't understand that."

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Well, I totally understand where Hanks is coming from and if Pixar ever did a spinoff project featuring Woody, he would've reacted the same way if he wasn't asked to voice the character. Obviously, the Toy Story franchise carries a ton of sentimental value for him.

Pixar's Lightyear is still screening in cinemas.

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