Tom Hanks is still confused about why Disney's new "Lightyear" film doesn't feature Tim Allen's voice, particularly given that the "Home Improvement" star voiced the beloved Buzz Lightyear action figure in all four of the "Toy Story" films.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Tom, who was the voice of Woody in "Toy Story," was asked about his new "Elvis" movie being in theaters at the same time as a Tim-less "Lightyear."
"How 'bout that? I actually wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen, and then they didn't let Tim Allen do it. I don't understand that," Tom said.
The "Forrest Gump" actor said he just hopes that people return to the theaters to see movies.
"Here's the thing: I want to go back in the theater with a bunch of strangers and leave with something in common," he said. "That's what I want to do. And going to see a movie with them, I'm looking forward to that."
Since announcing that Chris Evans was starring as the action hero, Disney has explained several times that "Lightyear" is the origin story of Tim Allen's action figure. Still, the explanation hasn't sat well. Even Tim shaded the movie, telling "Extra," "It's a wonderful story. It just doesn't seem to have any connection to the toy, and it's a little…I don't know. It just has no relationship to Buzz. It's just no connection. I wish there was a better connection."
There has been online speculation that Disney replaced Tim because of his conservative political views. Interestingly enough, Tim is currently filming an upcoming Disney series called "The Santa Clause."