Preview: Cars 2 Character Bios

Hey there!

Though we all know the usual characters of the Cars universe, like Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), Sally Carrera (Bonnie Hunt), Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), and Mack (John Ratzenberger)… I’ve been interested as we learn more about some of the OTHER characters coming in the film.

For example… Rod “Torque” Redline (voiced by Bruce Campbell, one of my favorite character actors) plays a hot spy car in the movie…

Rod “Torque” Redline is considered by many as the greatest American spy in the world. Recruited after the Cold War for both his brains and brawn, Torque is a tough-as-nails Detroit muscle car with a mastery of disguises. In his latest deep-cover operation, he obtained vital information about the plot to sabotage the World Grand Prix. So Rod plans a rendezvous with his British counterparts to share his discoveries at the World Grand Prix welcome reception in Tokyo, Japan. But with the bad guys hot on his tailpipe, Rod is forced to ditch the intel early and with the first party guest he sees – a rusty American tow truck named Mater.

Or Siddeley (Jason Isaacs) – a sleek spy plane partnered with Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) of British Intelligence.

Siddeley is a state-of-the-art British twin-engine spy jet. At 176 feet from nose to tail and an impressive 157-foot wingspan, the super sleek silver-bodied Siddeley streaks through international skies at record-breaking mach 1 speeds. Outfitted with all the latest in high-tech spy equipment, including cloaking technology, defensive weaponry and afterburners, Siddeley is Finn’s steadfast partner-in-fighting-crime around the globe.

With the recent announcement of Disney Animation’s movie Planes, I’ll be very curious to see how the planes work into the Cars universe in Cars 2!

Question: What do you think? Will the Cars sequel be a boon or a bane to the Disney/Pixar track record so far?

–Fitz

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