By Will Ashton
Most people seem to agree that Cars 1 and 2 are among the worst of Pixar’s offerings. Even though I have defended both, I will be the first to admit that they are both the weakest films the studio has produced. But the movies, at least on the marketing side, are huge money makers, and even Pixar can’t ignore dollar signs.
In light of this, Pixar fans will not be happy to hear that the studio is apparently working on a third entry to the series.
Michael Wallis, a historical consultant and voice actor who worked on the past two Cars films, revealed that a third Cars film is now in the works. It is not known how far along the studio is on the project, but they, at the very least, have some plot details ready for the film.
In an interview with WGBZ in Alton, IL, Wallis revealed that “Cars 3, we’re coming back on the radio. And we’re coming back to 66 into 99. That’s the road that runs right through Central California.” Wallis also noted that he wasn’t a fan of Cars 2.
No official announcement has been made yet by the studio, but it doesn’t seem that far away. If it does, it won’t be for at least another couple years, as the studio already has their films lined up until 2016. Pixar already has June 16, 2017, November 22, 2017 and June 15, 2018 lined up with unannounced projects, so it is possible that Cars 3 will be slotted into one of those dates.