We briefly went to infinity and beyond during the 2022 Oscars.
We're, of course, referring to the new trailer for Disney and Pixar's Lightyear, which dropped amid a commercial break for the awards show. The animated film, which is arriving in theaters on June 17, stars Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut for Star Command tasked with testing flights in order to help get a group marooned on a planet home. (And, yes, this is the origin story for the Buzz Lightyear action figure we came to love in the Toy Story franchise.)
"A year of work for a four minute flight," Buzz says in the trailer. "Isn't that something?"
But, before Buzz can take off, a green creature tries to pull him away, proving that this is not the space your science teacher taught you. As Buzz and his robotic cat Socks continue on a perilous mission, new enemies emerge, including "a massive robot."
We're starting to understand why Buzz Lightyear was turned into an action figure down the line.
And while Evans has played a captain before—shout-out to Captain America—the actor called this role "a dream come true" in October 2021. "Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep," he continued. "I can't believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day."
For a peek at the adventure to come, watch the new trailer above.