Editors' Choice

Cars 3 Trailer Is Darker Than Anyone Expected

Steve Porter / April 29, 2017

Cars 3 is an upcoming animated adventure-comedy-drama based around a world filled with anthropomorphic vehicles, and centers around veteran racer, Lightning McQueen.


The Trailer starts off intense and serious with McQueen’s agent talking about the severity of his losses and how it damages his brand, and takes a turn for the worse (literally) as the hero race car tumbles and has a devastating crash.



With the legendary and famous racer, Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) suffering losses to new racer Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer), and a severe crash, many wonder if Mcqueen will retire from his racing career. In the face of doubt and adversity, Lightning sets out to prove to everyone that he can still compete and be the best.


The trailer eventually turns more hopeful, as Lightning must work his bumper off to prepare for a ‘David vs. Goliath’ type race, needing to outsmart his opponent instead. The trailer ends off addressing the importance of hard work, effort, taking initiative and purpose.



In addition to Hammer and Wilson, the cast also includes Nathan Fillion who voices Sterling, Kerry Washington (Natalie Certain), Bonnie Hunt (Sally Carrera), and Cristela Alonzo (Cruz Ramirez).
Cars 3 is the third installment of the Cars. The first film Cars was released in 2006, followed by its sequel, Cars 2 (2011). Cars 3 is directed by Brian Fee, though the two preceding films were directed by John Lasseter.


As a franchise, it has gained over $1 billion in worldwide box office revenue. In merchandising sales, the franchise has accrued over $10 billion.


Cars 3 is scheduled for release on June 16, 2017.