The End of Lightning’s Career Looms in New Cars 3 Trailer

Previously, we unveiled Disney’s newest characters to join the Cars track.  The only thing that was missing was a trailer that showed how these characters would impact our hero, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), that is until the College Football National Championship game.  Take a look at the darker, more serious trailer for Cars 3!

As you can see from the trailer, Disney/Pixar are going a little more serious with their 3rd Cars film.  Instead of being happy-go-lucky with a goofy Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), Cars 3 explores the uncomfortable fact of life, everyone gets old and it’s not fun for professional athletes.  

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short)

Cars 3 arrives in theaters June 16, 2017!