That name, Jackson Storm, just reeks of villainous! Prepare for the ultimate match between technologically-savvy millennial mobiles and cars going through midlife crises with Cars 3. The Social Network star #ArmieHammer will lend his beautiful baritone voice in the billion-dollar franchise as Jackson Storm-- the most vocal head of this new wave of tech-savvy drivers.
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Hammer Makes It Instagram Official
The handsome and talented father-of-one (soon to be two), Hammer took to his Instagram to make the exciting announcement about his involvement with the highly anticipated threequel. He mentions feeling excited to join the project and also warns about "all the trouble [Jackson] might cause Lightning McQueen!"
Who Is Jackson Storm?
According to Brian Fee, the first-time #Pixar director for Cars 3 and storyboard artist on the first two Cars films:
“Jackson was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything comes easy to him, and everything about him says he’s faster, so much so that we’ve designed him so that even when he’s standing next to [Lightning] McQueen, McQueen looks old.”
Jackson is lightyears ahead of our red-loving hero, #LightningMcQueen and is a legitimate reflection of the actual years that have passed in the real world since our introduction to the first Cars in 2006. After more than a decade, shiny new rival roadster Jackson represents the peak of real-time innovation.
Check Out This Brief First Look Of Jackson Storm:
Cars 3 will put us back in the driver's seat with Lightning McQueen (#OwenWilson) as he enlists the help of a technician friend to help him compete against the new generation of racers. It also stars the voices of Larry The Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin and is set for release on June 16th, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.