The first teaser trailer for the Lightyear film has already broken some long-held records for Disney. On Wednesday, the teaser for the film offered the first look at the iconic spaceman from the Toy Story franchise. The trailer for Lightyear reached more than 83 million views in its first 24 hours of release. This is the highest of any Disney film since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous record was held by Marvel’s Eternals, which had earned 77 million views back in May. In regards to Disney trailers, the Lightyear trailer ranks behind Incredibles 2 for the most online traffic in 24 hours.
Almost immediately after the teaser trailer was released and began breaking records, Lightyear entered Twitter’s top global trends. It soon earned the spot of number one and remained there for the rest of the day. Overall, the trailer created five global trends, such as Chris Evans, Toy Story, and To Infinity and Beyond.
What We Know From Lightyear’s Trailer
The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear- the hero who inspired the toy- introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans.”
What we do know about the premise of Lightyear falls in line with what the synopsis says. The film is placed inside the lore of Toy Story, but not in the actual world of the toys. Instead, Lightyear tells the story of the astronaut that inspired the Buzz Lightyear line of toys.
The trailer for Lightyear opened with the astronaut preparing for liftoff in his space shuttle. He then blasts off to Mars, leaving Star Command and Earth behind. As Buzz flies through space, he experiences a time distortion before arriving back on Earth. When he departs his ship, he notices that the world around him is astronomically advanced.
One more thing to note about the film is that Tim Allen will not be reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear. Instead, the hero of the film will be played by Chris Evans.
Lightyear is set to release in theaters on June 17, 2022.