Cars 3: It’s been a decade since the first Cars film came out and together with Cars 2 the franchise has managed to build a strong fanbase. Pixar announced that the third instalment in the series would release on June 16, 2017. Apart from the release date, so far, Pixar has made only a handful revelation about the upcoming film. Recently Pixar’s John Lasseter spoke about Cars 3, which he said is going to be “emotional”.
Cars and Cars 2 together made $1 billion at the box office and $10 billion in sales, there’s no reason why Pixar wouldn’t dream big with Cars 3. But it’s a difficult task to bring back the magic of the first film in any franchise. With this in mind, Cars 3 will have a different take on the life of Lightning McQueen. “It’s a story about an athlete who was so fantastic when he was young, he could do anything and winning came easy,” said Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter in an interview. “Now he’s becoming more of a veteran in the sport, and there’s all these young rookies like he was coming in and they’re much faster than him.”
This time around, Lightning MacQueen will have help from an eager young race technician, a female car, named Cruz Ramirez. Lasseter said:
“We’ve got a great, great new female character, and it’s one of those things that we wanted to bring to this movie ‘Cars 3’ is the women and the young girls and the female audience.”
Ramirez is funny, smart, clever and fast. It’s a character Pixar is excited for fans to discover.
Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki
Apart from this new female character, the one thing that’s got fans excited about the upcoming film, said Lasseter at the Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2014, is an inclusion of a tribute to Hayao Miyazaki’s film The Castle of Cagliostro.
Here’s an official sneak-peek teaser trailer into Cars 3.