Actress Patricia Heaton has slammed Disney for replacing Tim Allen with Chris Evans in the new Toy Story Lightyear spin-off.
Patricia Heaton disagreed with Disney telling Tim Allen to walk away.
The Everybody loves Raymond the actress lambasted the entertainment conglomerate for replacing Allen with Captain America star Chris Evans in the new toy story spin off Light yearthe New York Post reports.
“I saw the Buzz Lightyear trailer and all I can say is that Disney/Pixar made a BIG mistake not casting my homie Tim Allen in the role he created , the role he owns,” the 64-year-old sitcom star fumed. on Tuesday in a viral Twitter feed with thousands of shares. “Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely neuter this iconic and beloved character?”
Allen, 69, memorably voiced the irrepressible budding astronaut in the 1995 original toy storyas well as its consequences toy story 2 and Toy Story 3as well as countless other projects.
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Needless to say, the Twitterati were quick to make a fool of themselves The middle actress, with a joking detractor“A spoiler alert on Buzz Lightyear’s castration scene would have been nice.”
“Hey Patricia! Totally agree, the castration scene in the movie seemed unnecessary and crude in light of the casting choice” made fun of another.
“Seeing Buzz’s genitals was exciting, but knowing it wasn’t Tool Man’s own penis and testicles really pissed me off! It was incredibly hard to reach.
Meanwhile, writer Wajahat Ali accused Heaton of enacting “perpetual victimhood”.
“Tim Allen is a multi-millionaire with a Disney+ project in the works,” he wrote.
“Life is very good for him. Everything will be alright.
However, others have pointed out that Allen’s casting wouldn’t have made canonical sense because Light year isn’t about Buzz Lightyear the toy, but rather the action hero he was based on.
“Are people not paying attention? » fumed a movie fan.
“Tim Allen’s Buzz is the person-based toy. Chris Evan’s Buzz is the real person who inspired the toy. The movie is about Buzz Lightyear the Person, not Andy’s toy.
Light year Producer Galyn Susman has since confirmed that this discrepancy was the reason Evans was cast in the role.
“We weren’t doing a Toy Story movie,” she said at a recent press conference.
“We are doing the Buzz Lightyear movie. And so first and foremost, we just needed a different person playing this Lightyear, separate from the toy.
In a recent interview with vanity lounge, Light year director Angus MacLane claimed that Allen would not suit his version of Buzz, which “is a little goofier and a little dumber, and so he’s the comic relief”.
“In this movie, Buzz is the action hero,” MacLane explained.
“He’s serious, ambitious and funny, but not in a goofy way that would undermine the drama.
“Chris Evans has the seriousness and that movie star quality that our character needed to separate him and the movie from the toy version of Tim in toy story.”
Nevertheless, Heaton refused to give up his position.
“OK, so the current Buzz Lightyear movie is an origin story – but the reason the character has become so beloved is because of what [Tim Allen] created,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet. “Why remove the only element that makes us want to see it? »
During this time, some of his supporters postulated that Allen was snubbed because of his conservative views.
“Disney makes ALL decisions with the political implications in mind,” a skeptical commenter wrote. “Tim Allen is conservative and therefore no longer suitable for hire in a Disney production.
“Stop with the ‘it’s not the toy’ or whatever. You know and I know why Allen didn’t voice Buzz.
Last year, Allen’s Last man standing The sitcom was canceled by Disney-owned ABC, which outraged fans and was blamed for the family comedy highlighting conservative values. However, the network denied that the decision was based on politics.
Light yearwhich also features the voices of Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, James Brolin, Peter Sohn and Uzo Aduba, opens in Australian cinemas today.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission
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