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'Fast & Furious 8' Coming, But Kurt Russell Not in 'Fast & Furious 7'?

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September 11, 2013
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At the end of last month, we got word that Kurt Russell was taking a role in Fast & Furious 7. At the time, his role wasn't known, but some details from an unofficial Twitter account have explained things a bit. However, one of their updates seems to indicate that Russell may not be involved after all, and another actor will have to step up and take his place. The Twitter account (via Collider) says, "Kurt Russell was almost about to join #Fast7. He would play the father of Jesse, and he would be Toretto’s villain." So that makes it sounds like a deal couldn't be finalized, and Russell is no longer in the film. But there's good news.

First, let's talk about that little story detail. Fans of the franchise might remember Jesse from way back in the first film. Portrayed by Chad Lindberg, the character was an ADD-rattled street racer and computer nerd responsible for a lot of vehicle designs, background checks on racers, and hacking the engine's of Dom's vehicles. However, in the first film, he ends up getting shot and killed in a drive-by on Dom's house. Another update added, "He would work together with [Jason Statham] in the film, [similar to] Ian Shaw in #Fast7, to take revenge on Toretto and his family." It sounds like Jesse's father holds Dom personally responsible for his son's death, but it's taken him awhile to exact revenge.

In another interesting update, the account says, "[Universal] was searching for a bad guy for #Fast7, but he would be even more bad in #Fast8." So it sounds like there's another villain to be cast who would likely show up at the end of the film to tease the next sequel. But the real news is that there's a Fast & Furious 8 planned! The account says, "#Fast7 is not the final part of the [Fast & Furious] saga. #Fast8 is also planned. (But no release yet)." Really, this franchise could go on forever.

So there you have it. There's yet another sequel coming after the seventh, and we might hear of more villain casting sooner than later. However, this Twitter account isn't official, and we're not sure where this information is coming from. But there are photos from the set already in production, so they must have some kind of access to the film with director James Wan. Fast & Furious 7 arrives July 11th, 2014.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

Just needs to run out of fuel.

Carpola on Sep 11, 2013

2

Oh yeah, a franchise where the last 2 films have received the best reviews of the franchise, and where the last film grossed nearly $800 million worldwide totally needs to "Run out of fuel"...

Chris Groves on Sep 11, 2013

3

Fair enough Chris, you have a point.

Carpola on Sep 11, 2013

4

As long as the films are still good while also still making money, there is no need to stop. When the stories get less interesting and the films stop being what they are(simple, fun, action movies) then it will need to stop. I mean, how many Marvel movies have we gotten? I think we're looking at the range of 15-20 movies ultimately, plus a TV show. Does that need to run out of fuel? No, because as long as they can keep it fresh, fun, and interesting, there is no need to stop.

Chris Groves on Sep 11, 2013

5

Plus we already have Need For Speed coming next year with a possible major franchise, there is no end to this mayhem of CARnage!

Charlie Hard on Sep 11, 2013

6

NO! Bring back KURT!

Guest on Sep 11, 2013

7

They're also doing F&F 9, Vin Diesel said 7 will kick off a new trilogy. Isn't really news besides Kurt Russell's exit. http://www.hitfix.com/news/vin-diesel-says-fast-furious-7-is-the-beginning-of-a-new-trilogy-watch

Carlos Martinez on Sep 11, 2013

8

I can't wait for Fast and Furious 100

Charlie Hard on Sep 11, 2013

9

At they are thinking...kind of.

DAVIDPD on Sep 11, 2013

10

After Fast 3, I thought it was going to go the way of the American Pie films, but they've really turned this franchise around. I like the plot. I'm impressed.

Terry Myers on Sep 11, 2013

11

Really, this franchise could go on forever... forever, forever, forever. Fast 23 really turned the franchise on its head, people!

Nielsen700 on Sep 11, 2013

12

Vin confirmed himself that Kurt Russell was in it.

ASFan on Sep 11, 2013

13

Woah!

A5J4DX on Sep 12, 2013

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