What Is Going On In Cars 3? We Finally Have Some Answers After That Traumatizing Trailer

Back in November, we shared the dark teaser trailer for Cars 3 with you all. It was a bit unsettling, especially for a franchise designed for kids. I mean, having that wreck involving McQueen inside the trailer was one thing, but making it the feature was really strange.

Well, now the director of the film, Brian Fee, is giving us more details about the upcoming sequel. Unfortunately, these details are making us more confused.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fee explains that things aren’t the same for McQueen anymore in this new movie. He is being upstaged by a new generation of fast cars.

“McQueen is not the young hotshot anymore, the kid he was back then in Cars 1. He’s in the middle of his life, and as an athlete, that’s getting up there. You have your whole life ahead of you, yet your career is starting to show its age. He’s looking in the mirror and realizing, ‘I’m 40 years old,’ and dealing with the fact that the thing that you love more than anything else, you might not be able to do forever.”

That sounds incredibly depressing. We’re just going to watch McQueen waste away and drink himself into an early junkyard? And then we have to watch some d-bag named Jackson Storm take his place?

I don’t support this. I don’t want real life problems with my Pixar films. I want cookies, sunshine and laughs.

You can read the full interview by clicking this link.

What The Heck? The Teaser Trailer For ‘Cars 3’ Looks More Like An Independent Drama Marketed Toward Adults (VIDEO)


I didn’t watch the second film in the Cars franchise, but I’m confident it was designed for kids just like the original film was. A goofy, entertaining movie that your whole family can enjoy. You know, if you can stand to listen to Larry the Cable Guy for almost two hours.

Cars 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 16, 2017, and the first teaser trailer was released this past weekend. The trailer is just 45-seconds long, but it delivers an emotional slap to the face.

In the teaser, Lightning McQueen goes through a frightening crash on the track. It’s a little too realistic, especially when the parts and debris start flying all over the place.

And then to sprinkle more drama on the trailer, they end with this menacing message, “From this moment, everything will change.”

What does that mean? Does McQueen give up racing and become an Uber driver? Because I would love that. Sadly, I don’t think that’s the case. Variety describes the plot of the film as this:

“The upcoming film will focus on McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, enlisting his new friend Cruz Ramirez as a technician to compete against a new generation of racers. The characters Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), Sally (Bonnie Hunt), and Ramone (Cheech Marin) will return.”

Check out the strange trailer below…