Owen Wilson on ‘Cars 3’ and Why He Never Sits Through the Movie Premiere

     June 14, 2017

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With Cars 3 opening in North America this weekend, I recently sat down with Owen Wilson for an exclusive video interview. He revealed why he never sits through the movie at the premiere, when he found out Pixar wanted to make a 3rd Cars movie, which Cars movie went through the biggest changes in the recording process, what people would be surprised to learn about the recording process, and a lot more.

If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, Cars 3 is about Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) being pushed out of the sport he loves by a new generation of drivers and what he does to try and return to being a champion.

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The crazy voice cast also includes Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington, Bob Costas, Margo Martindale, Darrell Waltrip, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Bob Peterson, Guido Quaroni, the late Tom Magliozzi, John Ratzenberger, Kyle Petty, Lewis Hamilton, Lloyd Sherr, Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, Ray Everhnam, Cheech Marin, Howard Augustine “Humpy” Wheeler Jr., Katherine Helmond, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Shannon Spake, Maddy McGraw, Michael Wallis, Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon, Daniel Suárez, Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott, Richard Petty, and Andra Day.

Watch what Owen Wilson had to say in the video above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by some images from Cars 3.

Owen Wilson:

  • How he never sits through the movie at the premiere.
  • Name drops some of the people who attended.
  • The awesome cars in the rooms.
  • When did he know Pixar wanted to make a 3rd Pixar movie?
  • Which Cars movie went through the biggest changes in the recording process?
  • What would surprise people to learn about the recording process?

Here’s the official Cars 3 synopsis:

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

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