Disney sent us some wonderful new concept art for the third chapter in their Cars franchise, with our first official look at CARS 3, which cruises into theaters on 15 June 2017.
Owen Wilson is back in the driver’s seat as the voice of #95, Lightning McQueen, who faces a new challenge in CARS 3. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves.
To get back in the game, he will need the help of Cruz Ramirez, an eager young race technician 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). “Having worked on the first and second “Cars” movies, I’m honored to be directing CARS 3,” said Fee. “These characters are like family to me, so it’s very special to be able to follow Lightning McQueen as we dig even deeper into racing and McQueen’s relationship to the sport than we ever have before. The mix of thrills and emotion in the film is going to be really special.”
Check out the art below, and click to embiggen the cromulent images.
INSPIRED — When Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) finds himself suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves, he gets help from an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez.
BACK IN THE GAME — When challenged by a new generation of racers, legendary racer Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) turns to an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, to help him compete.