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Major star rumored as villain in FAST & FURIOUS 7

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


The first look we got of director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6 during the Super Bowl showed that they were going all in on the franchise. The film’s full trailer confirmed this fact, as fans were treated to a huge cast and a car exploding out the tip of an airplane. Lin’s Fast Five was a big step forward, and it appears that he’s upped the ante even more for the Europe-set sequel.

When Fast & Furious 6 was first announced as being in development, there were rumors that Lin would be shooting both Fast 6 and Fast 7 back-to-back, but he ultimately decided to only focus on the immediate sequel. That said, it’s clear that the an overall story arc is planned to play out over the next few films, and a solid rumor has now popped up that claims that a major action star will make a brief appearance at the end of 6 before playing the supervillain in Fast 7. SPOILERS for Fast & Furious 6 below.




Still here? in October of 2011, when development on Fast & Furious 6 was ongoing and the producers were planning an overall storyline that would connect 6 and 7, it was rumored that Jason Statham might be joining the series. As we all know Luke Evans eventually took on the villain role in Fast & Furious 6, but AICN has some solid info that Statham opted to take on the villain role in Fast & Furious 7 instead, as he’ll appear briefly at the end of Fast & Furious 6 to tease his major role in 7. Statham will be playing the brother of Evans’ character, and it doesn’t take a masters degree in fortune telling to assume that things don’t end up all fine and dandy for Evans at the end of Fast & Furious 6, so Statham will have plenty of motivation to go after Dom’s crew.

But wait, there’s more. Apparently the reveal at the end of Fast 6 is fairly lengthy, as we’re taken all the way back to a previous film in the franchise where it’s revealed that Statham’s character has a connection to that film and to one of the series’ characters.

Fast & Furious 6 opens on May 24th.

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