For a series of films that began with a single movie that stole the entire plot of Point Break and replaced surfing with people who like to make their vroom vrooms go real fast, the Fast and Furious franchise has had surprisingly strong legs, amassing over $2 billion in worldwide box office receipts. While the first four films were solid hits, Fast Five alone pulled in over $600 million, and Fast & Furious 6 has scored over $700 million. Which means sequels. Lots and lots more sequels.
And those sequels were confirmed in the most recent bit of casting news for the series: Lucas Black, who starred as Sean Boswell in the third entry in the series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, will be reprising his character in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7… and he will return in Fast & Furious 8… and then he will come back in Fast & Furious 9. Yes, Black will help carry us all the way to Fast & Furious 9. Because money. These films make an insane, insane amount of money.
Fast & Furious 7 is set for a July 11, 2014 release date—just over a year after the release of Fast & Furious 6.
What do you think of the franchise news?