The first trailer for the upcoming Cars 3 was one of the most intriguing things we've seen in awhile. Now, we're beginning to get some details about the new characters in the film and how they fit into the film's story. Most interestingly, we now have our first real look at the film's primary antagonist. Meet Jackson Storm.
While this video gives us our first good look at the character of Jackson Storm, Entertainment Weekly has a great deal of information about exactly who the character is. Jackson Storm in Cars 3 is essentially who Lightning McQueen was in the original movie. The young hotshot car that has his future ahead of him and thinks that he owns the racing business. He's leaving old timers in his dust. Of course, now, a full decade after the release of the original Cars, Lightning is now that old timer. According to Cars 3 director Brian Fee:
Technically, this is our second look at Jackson Storm in Cars 3. We do see him blowing past other cars in the race scene of the teaser trailer, just before we see Lightning McQueen wipe out.
It would seem that the themes of Cars 3 will be dealing with the passage of time and coming to terms with the fact that you just may not be as great at that thing you love as you once were.
Click over to the next page to get some info on another new character, Cruz Ramirez, as well to learn a bit about how we'll see Lightning McQueen in Cars 3.
Cruz Ramirez is a young car, not unlike Jackson Storm, but while Storm has no time for the older racers. Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo, has a very different attitude.
Cars 3 will see Lightning McQueen evolve from the young upstart to the experienced veteran. This change in perspective also means coming to terms with things that you cannot control.
Cars 3 will be in theaters on June 16. In the meantime, look for a trailer early next week. We'll have it on CinemaBlend as soon as it drops.