Tom Hanks Says He ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Why Tim Allen Had To Be Replaced on ‘Lightyear’

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Tom Hanks was a staple of the Toy Story franchise, and so was Tim Allen.

As you likely know, Hanks was the voice of Sheriff Woody Pride, the pull-string cowboy rag doll that came to life. Allen, of course, played Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger hero who did the same.

But in the new film Lightyear, ol’ Buzz is voiced by Chris Evans — not Allen.

While Hanks didn’t come out against Evans, he did wonder why Buzz Lightyear wasn’t voiced by Allen.

Hanks made the comments in an interview with CinemaBlend, responding to question about his new film, Elvis, and that was released as the same time as Lightyear.

“How about that?” Hanks said. “Actually, I wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen, and then they didn’t let Tim Allen do it. I don’t understand that.”

Allen also spoke on the matter, as relayed by The Hollywood Reporter.

“During a video interview with Extra last week, Allen said that Lightyear’s key creatives hadn’t worked on the Toy Story films, and he went on to say, ‘There’s really no Toy Story’s Buzz without Woody.'”

But fear not, Buzz. It appears Woody has your back.

Granted, Hanks admitted that Evans is an up-and-comer. Still, there can only been one Buzz Lightyear in Hanks’ eyes.

“But here’s the thing: Just as long as people come back to the motion picture theater. I want to go back into the theater with a bunch of strangers and leave with something in common,” he said. “That’s what I want to do.”

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