Entertainment Weekly has premiered a new look at Sterling, Nathan Fillion’s character in the upcoming Cars 3 from Disney Pixar.
Cars 3 will be a bit of a course correction for the franchise after the disappointing Cars 2. With Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) getting older, Cars 3 will have Lightning coming to terms with his own mortality.
The third chapter will introduce new blood into the franchise with Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a faster, sleeker millennial hotshot villain born with a silver spoon in his mouth. The film will also introduce Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), a young Latina racer who is a lifelong fan of Lightnings.
Fillion’s Sterling has been described as a suave executive coupe who becomes Lightning’s new sponsor. The marketing genius who buys the once-simple Rust-Eze Racing Center and transforms it into a state-of-the-art training facility is going to help Lighting climb his way back to the top as long as he plays by the new rules of modern day racing. You can check out the image below.
The film also stars Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Katherine Helmond, Cheech Marin, Paul Dooley, and Larry the Cable Guy. Here’s the official synopsis:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen 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 with her own plan to win, 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!
Cars 3 races into theaters on June 16th, 2017.