We’ve all heard about the new buzz lately. It easily falls in line with everything else nowadays. I remember back in the old days we used to watch TV shows and movies where the main takeaway from it was things such as friendship, good morals, or consequences of bad morals.
Today, the main takeaway seems to be nothing more than inclusion and accepting others. This is fine, you can do or be what you want, but in my humble opinion, I strongly disagree with putting a gay couple kissing on the big screen – for children to see.
However, even if we pushed the whole reason aside for why the movie tanked at the box office, we still have another issue.
When growing up we had the same voice actor for Buzz during all the toy story films and media. We’ve come to know and love Buzz Lightyear voice actor Tim Allen. Of course, he’s got quite the longstanding career behind his name, but many know him as Buzz.
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Well, things changed during the most recent film when Tim Allen was replaced in the new Lightyear movie by Chris Evans. Nothing against Evans, he’s a great actor, but when this happens to any film or franchise the fans will have mixed reactions. Some fans will think that the first person who was cast in the role or whoever fits the role and played it best is that character, despite changing out the actors, these types of fans will always call that actor the person they were playing.
One such person who voiced their thoughts was Buzz’s closest companion in Andy’s toy chest, the rootinest, tootinest, shootinest, hootinest, cowboy around – Woody – aka Tom Hanks.
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Hanks recently spoke out and joined the controversy about the film and its gay scene leading to bad publicity saying: “How about that? I actually wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen and then they didn’t let Tim Allen do it. I don’t understand that.”
What Hanks was alluding to is that his enormous film is out now, which is the Elvis biopic. Hanks is playing Colonel Tom Parker, who some saw as a reprobate in Elvis’ life. Lightyear likewise dropped simultaneously, yet without Tim Allen, which has mistaken Hanks along for some others. Chris Evans had been approached to voice the person, and he sincerely worked hard. The issue is that the film had nothing to do with the toy, which is something Allen suggested when he had gotten some information about his absence of contribution.
Allen – the real Buzz – saying: “This is a whole new team that had nothing to do with the first movies.”
The new Lightyear movie is presently in theaters, and if you’re interested in comparing the new actor playing the role to the old one, have fun, just be mindful of the sinful kiss that occurs at some point. There is later going to be a Sheriff Woody movie as well, and all this talk is creating speculation as to whether Tom Hanks will get to play the part he’s well known for or if Woody will be recast since the original Toy Story ended in 2019. Only time will tell.