Lightning McQueen (and presumably many of his old pals) will return in 2017 when Pixar released the simply titled Cars 3.
Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy will return as McQueen and his best friend Mater, respectively, in the third movie where the entire world is strangely inhabited by cars instead of people. There aren’t too many details available about the plot yet, but the following synopsis becomes a little clearer when you watch the first teaser trailer.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers and physical and psychological injuries from a racing tournament, 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!
Here’s the trailer, giving up a brief glimpse of the “physical and psychological injuries” that McQueen will suffer.