While promoting his new film Elvis, actor Tom Hanks commented on Disney’s replacement of Tim Allen in the latest Pixar movie Lightyear; Allen was swapped for Chris Evans, who voiced the iconic Toy Story character this time around.
Hanks spoke exclusively with CinemaBlend, where he admitted he was looking forward to going “head-to-head” with his old Toy Story buddy at the box office; but Hanks says Disney didn’t let Allen voice the role.
“How ’bout that?” Hanks said. “Why it’s not…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.”
From The Daily Wire…
When pressed by the interviewer about Allen being replaced by the “Avengers: Endgame” star, Hanks said, “Yeah, yeah, I know.”
“But here’s the thing, just as long as people come back to the motion picture theater,” Hanks said. “I want to go back in the theater with a bunch of strangers and leave with something in common.”
“That’s what I want to do,” he added. “And going to see a movie with him, I’m looking forward to that.”
Allen recently broke his silence on Evans voicing the iconic spaceman in the origin-based film. He said there’s “no connection” to his famed character in the “Toy Story” franchise, though he wished there was, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
Lightyear drastically underperformed at the box office, taking in just $51 million during its debut —grossing just $106 million after three weeks. While many tried to blame the residual effects of COVID on the film industry, the new Minions movie, Minions: The Rise of Gru, made more than $107 million in domestic ticket sales and topped $200 million globally in just three days.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 5, 2022