Michelle Rodriguez Confirms Big Action Name for 'Fast & Furious 7'
Not too long ago, a big spoilery rumor hit the web regarding Fast & Furious 7, including details about something happening towards the end of the film or in a credits scene following Fast & Furious 6. If you've been following the franchise with a lot of vigor, then you probably have already heard the news of a big name joining the franchise in the next sequel, aiming for release next summer with James Wan (Insidious, Saw) in the director's seat. However, since it's a pretty damn cool surprise, we decided to hold off on the story. But now actress Michelle Rodriguez has confirmed the involvement of this new talent.
Following a rumor that first surfaced in October of 2011, The Transporter himself, Jason Statham, will be in the seventh film in the franchise. Speaking with Desde Hollywood (via The Playlist), Rodriguez said, "Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, when you see these guys in a room you know they belong together. You can see in their eyes that they have gone through a lot. I applaud Universal for getting him on-board!” So there you go. When that rumor first surfaced, the report said Statham could star in one or both of these upcoming sequels, and that they might shoot back-to-back. And that's pretty much come to fruition now. If you want spoilerly details on Statham's appearance, Google is your friend. Cool?