Toy Story fans have had their appetites whetted by the appearance of the first trailer for the new Buzz Lightyear film, titled Lightyear, which will be released in cinemas next summer.

The spin-off from the hugely successful film franchise, sees Captain America’s Chris Evans, rather than Tim Allen, provide the voice for the space ranger as he goes “to infinity and beyond” in the new Pixar animated movie.

While Toy Story features the kids’ toy version of Buzz, the new feature will star the “real-life” hero who inspired the character in the franchise.

The trailer, set to David Bowie’s epic Starman, sees Buzz suiting up before blasting off into the stars in his space rocket.

It also includes a shot of the hero looking at his famous green-and-white space suit.

Sharing the trailer online, US actor Evans, 40, thanked director Angus MacLane and wrote animated films “were an enormous part of my childhood”.

He added: “They were my escape. My adventures. My dreams.

“They were my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing. To @pixar and @AngusMacLane: ‘Thank you’ doesn’t even come close.”

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