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Speculations on Lightyear 2 release date, plot, cast and more

Buzz Lightyear is many things, but he’s not a toy, not anymore. Yes, you read that right, Buzz is back in the new Pixar film Lightyear, a de-fictionalized version of Andy from your favorite Toy Story movie, and he’s a real-life Space Ranger, now played by Chri Evans. Of course, now that we have a new version of Buzz, we’ve started worrying about the hypothetical Lightyear 2 release date.

Lightyear witnesses poor Buzz accidentally dumping his crew on a hostile alien world. Buzz is desperate to get her home, complete the mission, and get his people home. He literally spends decades experimenting with ships that can break the hyperspeed barrier. Unfortunately, the faster Buzz runs, the faster time flies, and before long decades have passed.

Not that Buzz has time to worry when the deadly Zurg and his robot army attack. We won’t reveal what’s happening here, but of course our fearless Space Ranger has the edge. So the question is inevitably whether there will be a sequel. Here’s everything we know about them Lightyear 2 release date.

Lightyear 2 release date speculation

Lightyear 2 hasn’t been officially greenlit as of June 2022, so there’s no official release date yet. However, the film is expected to open between $70 million and $100 million, making a sequel all but inevitable.

Should they announce a sequel this year, we can use Lightyear’s production time to make a guess as to when we’re likely to see a sequel. Lightyear’s development began in 2016 and wasn’t released until 2022 — that’s a seven-year production cycle from initial idea to big screen.

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We doubt a hypothetical Lightyear 2 would last that long given they’ve already built the world both narratively and in terms of animation.

Disney duly announced the film in 2020, and we think a two-year development timeline for this potential sequel is far more reasonable. So if we were to guess the earliest we would consider is 2024, possibly 2025 depending on the resources Pixar is putting into the project.

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Lightyear 2 plot speculation

Well, Lightyear ended up putting Buzz in charge of creating a new group of Space Rangers, and his first recruits were Sox, Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison, and Darby Steel.

When we last saw this new intrepid team, they should embark on adventures unknown so a sequel can follow the team on their next adventure.

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There are a few dangling storylines from Lightyear that could also be addressed. Where did the other Buzz find the Zurg suit and the robot army?

Does that mean there was still a Zurg in Buzz’s day? Why wasn’t anyone looking for Buzz and his crew? Has something bad happened to the Space Rangers?

We even asked director Angus McClane if he’d be interested in doing a sequel, and he certainly seemed to have an idea of ​​where he would take the character next, telling us, “I’d be open to it… Me.” think I know where he’s going next.”

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Lightyear 2 cast speculation

Should Lightyear get a sequel, we imagine Chris Evans would return as Buzz. Similarly, given the ending, his new crew, Izzy Hawthorne (Keke Palmer), Sox (Peter Sohn), Mo Morrison (Taika Waititi), and Darby Steel (Dale Soules), will also likely return as well.

We’d love to see Isiah Whitlock Jr. return, as well as Commander Burnside, Buzz’s new boss. Poor Burnside didn’t get nearly enough to do in this movie and it would be cool if he could go on the adventure next time.

One person unlikely to return is James Brolin, who played Zurg. Since his ship explodes at the end of the film, seemingly killing the tyrant, it’s unlikely we’ll see his ugly iron grimace again. Although, when it comes to villains, nothing can be said for sure.

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