The Cars franchise is one of the biggest that Pixar currently has, so the fact that we're about to hit the third entry in the series is far from surprising. However, since the last Pixar series to make it to three films is now getting ready for a fourth, there's plenty of reason to believe the same could happen with Cars. I had a chance to ask the filmmakers about the potential for Cars 4. Is there more to the story of Lightning McQueen? According to director Brian Fee...
So while Brian Fee was not willing to commit to another Cars film, he's certainly leaving things open to the possibility. During a recent Cars 3 press day I was able to attend, the new film was described as the "3rd act" of Lightning McQueen's career, which would seem to indicate the end of a particular road, but, as Fee says, maybe McQueen has a fourth act left in him, perhaps even more. Alternatively, there could be the possibility for a fourth Cars movie that doesn't focus on Lightning, in the same way that Cars 2 was a movie much more about Lightning's buddy Mater.
I asked producers Kevin Reher and Andrea Warren about their thoughts on Cars 4 as well. The two of them were certainly interested by the prospect of Cars 4, at least from a theoretical standpoint, but they were not in much of a mindset to consider specifics. According to Reher...
They did have at least one idea about who might be the centerpiece of a new Cars movie if it's not Lightning McQueen, the character who plays his trainer in the new film, Cruz Ramirez.
Pixar is clearly not closing the door on the Cars franchise after part 3. We'll get to see how Lightning McQeen's third act plays out when the film arrives on June 16
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CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis. Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.