Pixar’s latest release Cars 3 was apparently very close to featuring cameos by multiple Batmobiles. Thanks to their string of successful films, the Cars franchise has been one that has continued to be a point of frustration with some Pixar fans. They blame Cars 2 for kicking off a trend of unnecessary sequels, resulting in fewer original projects, and delaying the highly anticipated The Incredibles 2. However, the concept behind the franchise has continued to make it possible for some fun voice cameos along the way.
Most of these can be attributed to real life Nascar drivers lending their voices for various roles, allowing them to be car version celebrities in this world. Well, as a fully realized world, there must be other celebrities of TV/movie fame right? Apparently so, with one potential Cars 3 scene bringing in multiple Batmobiles.
Director Brian Fee spoke to Screen Junkies News about Pixar’s newest film and the expensive – and rather bizarre – reality that the Cars franchise exists in, even if it hardly makes sense. When he was asked about actual car companies being involved in the film, he revealed one idea that did not make it into the movie that would’ve featured some unique DC cameos possible.
At one point, part of the story took place in LA and we had a scene where McQueen went to a Hollywood hills party and it was full of actors, and we had the old Batmobile and the new Batmobile talking to each other at a party.
Unfortunately, the story of Cars 3 did not unfold this way and Lightning never visited LA, but this would’ve been quite a fun scene if it had worked. Fee does not specify which versions of the Batmobile they would’ve used, but they had many options at their disposal. It would have been rather fascinating – and especially timely – for DC fans if Adam West’s Batmobile was seen talking to Ben Affleck’s.
The scene description may not confirm that audiences would have been able to listen to this conversation, but the visual aspect alone could be enough for some as a simple Easter egg. On the other hand, the prospect of some combination of Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck making cameo voice appearances is almost too good to pass up. Even if the story did wind up allowing for this to happen, there is no way of knowing if Disney and Pixar would have received permission to do this or if any of the actors would agree to do this scene. Regardless, it is a fun idea and possibly one that can be revisited if the Cars franchise continues.
Source: Screen Junkies News