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Vin Diesel Confirms Seventh 'Fast and the Furious' Sequel is Coming

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December 21, 2011
Source: Heat Vision

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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.

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  • DAVIDPD
    These movies embody fun at the movies. Sure they are not necessarily critically good, but that is not what they are trying to do. I am in.
  • Chris Amaya
    I really enjoyed five. I wish two was wiped from existence though.... personally I'm excited for these movies.
  • i enjoyed 5, and 1 and 2.  im in...  
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Keep em coming. Would love to see Jason in the next one along with perhaps the rock in the seventh.
    • DAVIDPD
      I am sure the Rock will be in the next one as well as the return of Michelle Rodriguez's character, Letty. Statham would be a great addition, but I am not sure
      • Anonymous
        Yeah... I think Letty was 'photographed' in europe doing a train robbery at the end of the credits. 
      • Anonymous
        Letty!? Seriously? I'm still wondering WTF happened to Leon. Or if anybody cares.
  • Davidbryan
    if jason statham is gonna be in next fast and furious movie he should play the villain, and hopefully it will be taken to this present timeline
    • Anonymous
      Hopefully we'll finally get a villain who can drive, instead of some flunkies, and get a real car chase out of this.
      • Anonymous
        OH HELLZ Yeah!!!!!  A franchise like has been BEGGING for a car chase like Ronin or Bourne Identity (1 or 2)
      • DAVIDPD
        I hear Ryan Gosling is available. 😛
  • Anonymous
    Yeah, the Rock needs to still chase the mo-fo's down.
  • TroyM
    As a car modifier myself, All I want to see is highly modified cars like in 1, 2 & tokyo drift... If theres lots of insanely modified rides aka eye candy I can't wait!!!
    • DAVIDPD
      The way the series is going, they will most likely be less and less about the cars and racing and more and more about the characters. The last one was a "Heist" film. But I agree, a return to the cars and racing would be a nice return to form.
  • I can't wait. These movies are dumb fun.
  • Anonymous
    Sixth and seventh sequels? You mean entries, I think. The first sequel is the second movie. This is great news. I love long-running franchises, why does only 007 get a free pass? I was actually pretty disappointed that Saw was closed off, they were increasing in quality quite a bit. The first was my least favourite actually.
  • The Word
    OO more Car Pornography for the masses.
  • lilen3
    Bring on the hotness...I loved these movies...except for tokyo drift
  • Blakpyramid69
    I really want them to got back to the tunner scene personally that is what made the first one because take out the cars and put in surfing and you got point break you know what i mean? 
  • Rahym0519
    They need to make some kind ofbtake off from were tokyo left off hopefully soon tokyo and 1 are the best hands down
    • Austin Cooper
      agreed those two are my favorite
  • Jsu2732k
    Fast Five was the best sequel by far.  Tying all the character back in to one another was genius.  Pure genius.  Everybody wanted to see two hyped up characters like Diesel and Johnson scrap, it was awesome.  If I was writting this script, Diesel new lady would stick around and letty would be left behind.  This has to be tied in with the beach house at the end of fast five though.  Something like jason comes hunting them down for revenge on his business partner or something..

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