Vin Diesel Confirms Seventh 'Fast and the Furious' Sequel is Coming
Back in October we learned that Universal was considering shooting back-to-back sixth and seventh sequels for their highly lucrative Fast and the Furious franchise, and that Jason Statham just might hop in the driver's seat with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker heading to Europe this time around. As of now there's no word on whether The Transporter will sign up for the adrenaline fueled action, but Diesel himself recently confirmed to Heat Vision that a seventh film is being written simultaneously with the sixth. However, at this time it's not clear whether the sequels will actually be shot back-to-back as originally reported. More below!
Here's what Diesel told the trade:
“With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space. We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages."
Because if there's one thing that the Fast and the Furious franchise is all about, it's the characters. After the surprising twist in the bumper for Fast Five, it'll be interesting to see where this story goes, but really audiences just want to see the fast-paced action and car chases. However, it sounds like the same issues that have plagued franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Matrix could crop up if the sequels are being written and potentially shot back-to-back. In those cases, the films usually feel like they're in their own little world rather than standalone sequels. We'll see what happens as these sequels develop.