Rod Runner is an antagonist in Cars 3.
He first appears as a friend of McQueen's. Later, when the race-track is bombed, Rod is stuck in between two blocks and Lightning does not go back to save him. He is later seen as an apprentice of Professor Z's and wants to kill McQueen. He has the choice of pointing the laser at him or not, he chooses not to, and as the rig explodes, he is seen drowning.
- He is the fifth Pixar villain to die.
- He is the first Pixar villain to sing a song.
- He is voiced by the same actor as El Machismo.
Cars 3 will be a sequel to Cars and Cars 2. It will be released in IMAX 3D on June 24, 2016, five years after Cars 2. Some settings in the film will include New York, France, and Radiator Springs.
The film opens up during Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson)'s fifth Piston Cup race. Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) is not taking it very easy on Lightning during the the race. He seems to be acting weird. During the race, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) is watching from the pits, after Lightning McQueen's promise (see Cars 2) and is very exited. Chick causes Lightning to spin out, causing every racer to speed by, including a new racecar, Jason Petrolski (Justin Timberlake). Jason's sponsor is a new company called DEMO. McQueen dosen't like Jason, thus making him…
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