With the reveal of concept art for Cars 2 merchandise arriving later this year, Stitch Kingdom has learned the name of a brand new character. The Italian racecar goes by the name of Francesco Bernoulli. His identity has been unknown so far, but if there are Francesco toys on the way, the character likely plays a decent-sized role in the film.
Why was he left off the previous details revealed by Disney and Pixar? Well, press releases can only provide so much information before they start to delve into minutia.
While we may not have heard the name Francesco Bernoulli before, that does not mean we have not seen him before. As a matter of fact, he was in the very first piece of concept art for Cars 2 that was unveiled:
More details on Francesco will likely be released in the coming months. Will he be a character that the audience will learn to love or to hate? Stay tuned.
Note: Merchandise images, at times, reveal too much information about a film’s storyline and characters. The reasons I chose to discuss Francesco is that he has already been seen in material released by Disney and Pixar and the concept art for his merchandise was not spoiler-laden.