Here’s why Patricia Heaton is blowing up Disney-Pixar’s Lightyear

Patricia Heaton shares how she really feels Tim Allen not cast light year.

“I saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is that Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake by not casting my buddy @ofctimallen,” the actress said tweeted on June 14th. “Tim Allen in the role that he created, the role that he owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely neuter this iconic, beloved character?”

Allen provided the voice for Buzz Lightyear in all four toy story movies. Chris Evans plays the character in the new film light yearwhich is an origin story about the Space Ranger.

“Okay, the current Buzz Lightyear movie is an origin story – but the reason the character became so popular is because of what @ofctimallen created,” Heaton continued. “Why remove the one element that makes us want to see it? #stupidHollywooddecisions.”

light year director Angus Maclane weighed in on the casting decision during a recent interview The Hollywood Reporter.

“Buzz was a supporting character in toy story and was a little more goofy and a little more comedic,” he said. “For Buzz to be a main character, he needed to be a little more serious, a little more vulnerable, be funny, but not in a goofy way undermine the drama. Chris embodied all of those things.”