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Tim Allen Said The New “Lightyear” Movie Has “Nothing To Do” With His Original Character

"It just seems kind of...I don't know."

Tim Allen is talking for the first time about Disney Pixar's latest film, Lightyear, starring Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear.

Tim has voiced Buzz Lightyear throughout the entire Toy Story movie franchise, so when fans heard he was being replaced by Chris, some of them weren't too happy about it.

Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal @ofctimallen Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role that he owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?

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And for the most part, Tim has remained silent about the new film, but now he's speaking out. During a recent interview with Extra, Tim revealed why he removed himself from the Lightyear conversation.

“The short answer is I’ve stayed out of this ’cause it has nothing to do [with my character],” Tim told Extra.

Tim posing with a full-sized version of the Buzz Lightyear he played

Tim originally thought they were creating a live-action movie with "real humans," adding, "What a fun movie that would be." But he then learned the team behind the first four Toy Story films was not working on Lightyear.

“There’s really no Toy Story Buzz without Woody,” Tim said. "It's a wonderful story. It just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy.”

Animated Buzz and Woody from the Toy Story franchise posing together

Tim went on to mention that he enjoys films with a major plot. There was always a big adventure in the middle of every Toy Story film, but he felt Lightyear lacked a big adventure.

Buzz Lightyear in the new film, Lightyear; he has a more realistic animation style that prevents versions of Buzz

"It just seems kind of...I don't know," Tim said. "There's no connection. I just wish there was a better connection [to the toy]."

Chris Evans posing with a full-size version of the Buzz Lightyear he plays

To hear more from Tim, watch the full Extra interview.

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And if you've seen Lightyear, tell us what you thought of the movie in the comments below!