Though the sixth film already has a release date, Vin Diesel confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that it won’t be the last go around for the crew. A script for the seventh film in the Fast and Furious franchise is being written alongside the sixth film, as Diesel says they’ve already got too many ideas and characters for just one film. As Fast Five was ridiculously entertaining, maybe that’s not such a bad idea.
What this also means is that cast members like Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Dwayne Johnson will likely be returning for more. Director Justin Lin has said he had already pre-vis’d an action sequence for the next film, and the worldwide success of the last film means that they’ll have some freedom to go crazy. It’s currently (and likely to remain) the sixth highest grossing film of 2011, and made over $600 Million worldwide.
The question is if they can keep getting it right. The first film came at the right time and place to blow up, and the franchise took a while to find its footing – so much so that by the fourth film audiences were happy to see Diesel and Walker back as the leads. In some ways it’s the most improbable series since Police Academy, but as long as there are good looking cars and women in the films, it will surely find an audience.
What do you want out of the sixth and seventh Fast movies?