The third installment in the popular series Cars is seemingly returning to its racetrack origins after the second part featured a not so well received globetrotting adventure.
Cars 3 will be in cinemas in the United States starting June 16 and Pixar has decided that a new cast of characters is in order to keep things interesting and the money-making machine (you know, all that marketing tie ins from the supermarket) spinning. The fresh wheels are now being featured all in one place – as for now we only got details about the villain Jackson Storm and Lightning McQueen’s trainer Cruz Ramierez. Now we also get a chance to see the new headlights that join the franchise. The racers – McQueen and Storm get much of the attention – but there are also interesting characters such as Natalie Certain who give our heroes the necessary info.
Certain for example brings detailed intelligence about the other competitors, with Kerry Washington providing the voice – if we were to find her a real counterpart, we could easily tie her up to the street-smart Tesla Model S. Trailers and plot details seem to suggest Lightning McQueen goes back to the traditional American oval racing’s roots at dirt tracks. Miss Fritter is a bespoke school bus that competes in the demolition derby, and she has a really tough demeanor. Nathan Fillion (yes, of Firefly and Serenity fame) plays Sterling, who is a “businesscar” – and its designs looks like a cross between a BMW 3.0 CS and an Aston Martin.