Disney/Pixar dropped a Cars 3 teaser trailer Monday, emphasis on “dropped.” Because it sure looks like our hero Lightning McQueen is going to be spending some time in the shop.
But we spoil too much. Watch it first, then let’s talk about it:
Obviously the big takeaway here is that McQueen (voiced again by Owen Wilson) is in a horrifying wreck echoes of what happened to Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) in the backstory of the 2006 Pixar original Cars.
We’re dreading seeing the look on Mater’s grill.
And let’s face it, that ominous tagline isn’t pulling any pistons:
Somewhat more subtle is the appearance of what might be a new villain, a la Chick Hicks. Except whereas Cars featured only NASCAR-style stock racers in its competition events, it looks like this guy and (a few others) are more in the GT sports-car racing class:
In any event, we’re glad to see McQueen back on the track he never seemed suited for the spy game.
Cars 3 is set to come off the line on June 17, 2017.