Lightyear Fan Edit Imagines a True ‘90s Movie Starring Brendan Fraser

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A new Lightyear fan edit imagines the film Toy Story’s Andy would have actually seen in the ’90s: a solo movie starring Brendan Fraser as Buzz.

A new fan edit imagines what a live-action Lightyear movie with Brendan Fraser could have looked like if the film came out in the ’90s. Fraser started his acting career in 1991 and quickly became one of the decade’s biggest stars. Movies like The Mummy and George of the Jungle made Fraser a beloved household name, and he continued acting consistently up until 2008. Fraser doesn’t act as much as he used to, partly because of surgeries on his knee, back, and vocal cords, but does still work in the industry.

Pixar was founded in 1986 but gained worldwide attention when Toy Story came out in 1995. After Toy Story 4 was released in 2019, the franchise was thought to be over since Woody and Bo Peep had ventured off without Buzz and Bonnie’s other toys. However, Lightyear was announced in 2020, marking Toy Story’s first spinoff and the first film to feature Buzz without Tim Allen. Disney justified the controversial decision to include Chris Evans over Allen by saying the movie featured the real version of Buzz Lightyear that Andy’s toy was based on. Later in Lightyear’s marketing campaign, Disney confirmed that Lightyear was indeed the film Andy saw in 1995 that made him want a Buzz Lightyear toy.


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Lightyear has a modern animation style despite it being “a ’90s movie,” but a Toy Story fan has now imagined what Lightyear could have looked like had it come out in the ’90s. The image from Harry Partridge humorously photoshops Fraser’s face onto a redesigned Space Ranger suit that is very reminiscent of ’90s superhero flicks. The edit even includes nipples built into the suit that is clearly a reference to Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

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Toy Story has been an incredibly profitable franchise for Disney over the years, so it didn’t come as a huge surprise when they announced a spinoff was in the works. However, it’s unknown where the franchise will go from here. Lightyear 2 was clearly set up by the first film, yet with Lightyear underperforming at the box office and getting mixed reviews, it’s hard to say whether Disney will try again with a sequel. Disney+ seems like the most likely future for the franchise unless Toy Story 5 becomes a reality, with the streaming service allowing Disney to test out other spinoffs or even a continuation of Evans’ Lightyear storyline.

One thing is almost certain though; Disney won’t try to make a live-action Toy Story movie. Recasting Allen was already controversial enough, and given that all of the main characters are toys in Toy Story, the live-action treatment just wouldn’t work. However, it is interesting to imagine Disney acquiring Pixar in 1995 and turning the studio’s ideas for Buzz Lightyear into a live-action film. Had this silly idea actually happened, Fraser easily could have been in the running for the role of Buzz Lightyear given his popularity in the ’90s. While it’s no doubt a fun thought, it’s probably for the best this idea is only being brought to life in Lightyear fan art.

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Source: Harry Partridge

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