Armie Hammer’s Jackson Storm talks trash in the latest ‘Cars 3’ trailer
Is Cars growing up?
Compared to the rest of Pixar’s output, the Cars franchise has always skewed young. But it looks like Lightning McQueen may be heading in a more mature direction in Cars 3.
For starters, there was that shockingly dark first teaser, which sent McQueen hurtling through the sky after a fiery crash. Then there was that first trailer, which was all about McQueen’s legacy. Not exactly the stuff of elementary school playground talk.
The latest Cars 3 focuses on the rivalry between McQueen and Jackson Storm. The latter is a younger, sleeker, faster competitor who forces McQueen to face the fact that he just isn’t what he used to be.
It’s a notion that should resonate with adults who just can’t believe how old we’ve become. But will the 12-and-under set respond to it in quite the same way?
We’ll find out when Cars 3 pulls into theaters June 16.