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Remember Spanish-Mode Buzz Lightyear? Chris Evans Sure Does

Lead Photo: LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Chris Evans attends the Lightyear UK Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on June 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Chris Evans attends the Lightyear UK Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on June 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images )

With Pixar’s Lightyear finally landing in theaters, everyone’s buzzing about Chris Evans, the amazing cast surrounding this film, and iconic moments from this film being brought to life. There are people waiting for Buzz to say his signature catchphrases like, “There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere…” or “To infinity…and beyond!” The latter we’ve been teased about in the official trailer for the film. But we couldn’t help but think of another iconic Buzz Lightyear moment we’d love to see.

We’re talking about that memorable scene in Toy Story 3 between Jessie and Buzz.

In the third movie of the beloved movies, Buzz gets reset into Spanish mode. He immediately starts monologing, saying some of the familiar lines he did in the first Toy Story. As soon as he figures out that these strangers aren’t his enemy, he greets Woody with kisses on the cheek and joins them on their adventure. Things take a romantic turn when they run into Jessie, another toy and the immediate object of Buzz’s affections as he falls to his knees and says, “My desert flower. I have never seen true beauty until this night.”

In an effort to woo her, he does something Buzz Lightyear would never do. He starts dancing. He basically throws it down, circling Jessie in a dance that is supposed to show her that he is the toy for her. And by the end of it, we’re laughing at this behavior and Jessie is swooning as Buzz says, “Come with me! I will show you the wonders of the galaxy and we shall vanquish all evil with our love.” Their beautiful moment is interrupted by Woody but the fact remains that Buzz threw it down in Spanish mode.

And we wondered if Chris Evans could pull off those dance moves when Remezcla spoke to his and his castmates for Pixar’s Lightyear. But first, we wanted to know if his character could pull off the Toy Story 3 moves. It was a resounding “yes” from Evans. “Yeah, I’d like to think so. That’s one of my favorite Buzz moments too. Not just the dialogue but his physicality. He was so sharp, smooth, and cool and effortless. That’s one of my favorite moments in all of Pixar. But yeah, I think Buzz can pull that off, the human Buzz.”

Earlier in the day, we also spoke to Taika Waititi. And after asking him if he could pull off those moves (Waititi was calm, cool, and collected as he basically confirmed that yes, he could do it) we wanted to know if he thought that Evans could do it as well. He didn’t hesitate and said, “Yeah, I believe so. But maybe I’m being a little overambitious.” But if we remember The Ellen Show appearance correctly, Evans can dance; from belly dancing to ballet. And now we can’t stop thinking about him pulling off these specific moves from Toy Story 3 with the object of his desires and how they would definitely swoon.

He wasn’t the only other cast member we asked if he could pull off Buzz Lightyear’s signature moves from Toy Story 3. We also spoke with Efren Ramirez, best known for Napoleon Dynamite but who is making himself known in new productions like Brothers of Justice, who plays Airman Díaz. He wasn’t so sure his character could pull off those moves. “I don’t know if Diaz is so cool.” He went on to say, “I was speaking to someone about how Diaz is, and they go, “Well, he’s a great engineer. But he’s a great cook too.”

But we bet Díaz can pull off those Spanish moves and language. Ramirez too.

Lightyear is now available in theaters.