Tim Allen Loses Out on Buzz Lightyear Role Over Politics

There’s a new Buzz Lightyear in town — a younger one, more flesh than plastic — and he’s being played by Chris Evans … sparking a convo about whether Tim Allen was stiffed over politics.

Disney just released the trailer for their ‘Toy Story’ prequel, titled simply “Lightyear,” and it’s all about Buzz’s origin story — before he was reimagined as an action figure, it seems.

Like we said, CE was cast to voice the character — and while we don’t hear him talk much in this teaser, he does utter a word at the end that gives a glimpse of what he’ll sound like. Frankly, it’s very Allen-esque, which begs the question … why not just tap TA again???

That’s what’s at debate here, and there are different POVs on the matter. For one, some are happy to be done with the Tim Allen-Buzz Lightyear era … calling Chris an “upgrade.” Part of the reasoning behind that though is political, as the amateur critics don’t like Tim’s political views.

As you know, Tim’s a proud conservative, and in recent years he’s had to deal with some backlash in largely liberal Hollywood for it — especially in the Trump era. So it makes ya wonder … if Tim was a liberal, would people be so happy to discard him?

There’s another take, which is the flick captures Buzz’s younger years, so it makes sense he’d have a slightly different, younger-sounding voice — so, it might not be a political cheap shot at all.

One way to truly gauge this might be if Woody gets a prequel, and Tom Hanks gets the cowboy boot for a new voice actor. If so, then this would not be shade at Tim — but if they stuck with Tom … you’d have to say something’s amiss.

To infinity … and beyond the pale???


  • What does politics have to do with movies? Nothing. I liked the Toy Stories as is. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Toy Story is now broke. Oh, excuse me. Lightyear is now broke.

  • your voice don’t change that much over the years, I sound pretty much the same now in my 70’s as I did in my 20’s. So if they make the change I won’t be taking any of my grand kids to see it out of respect for the original character voice. I think everyone has a right to their political opinions whether they be good or bad. this is America home of the free and the brave. The people of this country for soon reason have become very thin skinned in their ability to be reasonable in their thinking process. God help us if anyone gets a hangnail, this country is grave trouble.

  • Disney is one the most terrorist underworld child trafficking organizations and is part of the deep state.

    • I don’t know about the Terrorist underworld Child Trafficking, but even without that Walt is probably rolling over in his grave. It’s too crowded, too Expensive and too Woke for me.

  • The whole nation is fed up with the woke political stance that Disney presents and the personal attacks made on the iconic actors we have come to cherish is going to destroy the incompetence being displayed. Democrats are ruining our world.

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