[BREAKING] Love it or hate it, the Cars franchise is very popular and gives Disney and Pixar lots and lots of money. This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise that different sources and entertainment sites report a third installment has been confirmed. Cars 3 is scheduled to be released in 2016 (we knew there was a Pixar movie coming out that year yet we didn’t know anything about it).
No directors or screenwriters have been announced but we can assume John Lasseter will, at least, co-direct as with the previous two movies. It has been confirmed Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen will NOT return for the threequel. Since Larry the Cableguy‘s character Mater was featured more prominently in Cars 2, we can safely assume he will be the star of Cars 3.
We’ll keep you updated on any news regarding the second threequel Pixar has made after Toy Story 3.
via Press Release
[UPDATE 10/17/13 4:03 PM PST] We were entirely joking when we made this April’s Fools joke about Cars 3, but it looks like Disney/Pixar may actually have another Cars sequel on its radar. Michael Wallis, voice of Sherriff in the original Cars film, mentioned in a recent interview that a Cars 3 film is in the works and will focus on on historic Route 99. Read more here.