Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez will join the cast of animated automobiles in the third film of the franchise.
First-time director Brian Fee shared the intros with EW and explained more about the story: “McQueen is not the young hotshot anymore, the kid he was back then in Cars…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.”
He added about new kid Jackson: “[He] was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything comes easy to him, and everything about him says he’s faster, so much so that we’ve designed him so that even when he’s standing next to McQueen, McQueen looks old.”