Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cars 2 characters: Rod "Torque" Redline & Siddeley

Disney/Pixar continues the Cars 2 character rollout with stills and bios for Rod "Torque" Redline and Siddeley. Siddeley we've seen before, but this is the first time we get a description of the state-of-the-art spy jet.

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.

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 [McMissile]’s steadfast partner-in-fighting-crime around the globe.

10 comments:

Angry Bird said...

These character reveals are actually pretty interesting plot-wise.

I guess Finn McMissile suspects Mater of being a spy because of something Rod does. Seems a bit less random then Finn just 'thinking' that Mater is undercover.

And I was sure that Siddeley was a villain after the teaser trailer, but apparently he's on Finn McMissile's side. Unless, of course, Finn is actually a surprise villain!

Anonymous said...

I guess we can never tell about who on which side, based on these character poster/description. I mean, who would've thought Ken was (initially) a villain?

Jordan said...

Funny... Like Angry Bird, I was sure that Siddeley was on the bad guy side. But now? We'll just have to wait and see. He could be a Mole, but it would be so much nicer (and more interesting, in my opinion) if we had an airplane as one of the tritagonists.

Heck, an airplane as any kind of character outside of Jay Jay the Jet Plane is something to be excited about! I mean, cars are anthropomorphized way too much these days (after the first Cars especially) for the concept to be novel. Chevron and Aardman were doing it for years.

WITH HEADLIGHT EYES. AAARGHBHGH.

...sorry.

Anonymous said...

why have most of the characters shown have that stupid one-eyebrow-raised grinning look on their face

Darrell said...

I thought Siddeley was a bad guy too! But I don't think Finn is a surprise one... we've already got our villain (Professor Z).

ChrisInLight said...

Holy fuzzbuckets Rod is voiced by Bruce Campbell!

Darrell said...

Really, ChrisInLight?! Where did you see/hear this?

Mike said...

It's true.

ChrisInLight said...

http://www.slashfilm.com/cars-2-characters-rod-torque-redline-siddeley/

Read it and cheer!

Darrell said...

That sounds cool actually, Campbell voicing Rod... man, this is shaping up to be one of Pixar's most well-done films yet. They're getting an excellent cast here. Michael Caine, Jason Isaacs, Emily Mortimer, Eddie Izzard, and now Bruce Campbell... what's next?! Johnny Depp? (Actually that wouldn't happen, he's got such a tight schedule.)