Luke Evans Confirmed as Villain for FAST AND FURIOUS 6; Story Involves Dueling Heist Teams

     May 9, 2012


Last week, we learned that Luke Evans (The Raven) had been offered the villain role in Fast and Furious 6.  Given that the actor has an increasingly busy schedule as of late (he’s currently filming The Hobbit), we weren’t sure at the time that he’d be able to take the role.  Well, now Variety has confirmed that Evans is currently in negotiations to play the baddie in the sixth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, opposite returning members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Dwayne Johnson.  Moreover, the casting confirmation comes with some exciting plot details concerning Fast and Furious 6.  Hit the jump for more.

fast-and-furious-6-luke-evansWe already knew that the Justin Lin-directed Fast and Furious 6 would be taking place overseas, and Johnson recently told Steve that they’ll specifically be filming in London and Berlin.  Variety’s casting report notes that the plot involves everyone’s favorite street racing crew going across the pond to work on a heist job.  Evans’ villain role is that of the leader of another crew attempting to pull off the same job.  We previously learned that Jason Statham turned down a role in the film, so presumably he was offered this same villain that Evans will be playing.

Before the release of the surprisingly great Fast Five, rumors arose that Universal was toying with the idea of switching up the genre of the franchise and churning out a series of heist movies.  Five got the ball rolling on the whole heist idea, and with the Fast and Furious 6 plot details centering around a heist, it definitely sounds like the rumors were true.

I’m not a huge fan of the franchise but I enjoyed the hell out of Fast Five.  If Fast and Furious 6 maintains the same level of entertainment and injects an interesting heist plot, I’d definitely be up for a few more films in the Fast and Furious Robbers franchise.  The only other newcomer confirmed to the cast besides Evans at this point is Haywire star and MMA fighter Gina Carano (there were rumors of Rihanna circling a villainous role, but those have yet to pan out), so it’ll be interesting to see what cast additions make up Evans’ team.  Fast and Furious 6 starts production this June, with Evans moving straight into the franchise after he wraps The Hobbit.

  • rooster joke

    This whole thing needs to end the last movie sucked and so will this one.

    • Bauggs


    • killit

      If you hated 5 you must REALLY have hated 2 and 3 and maybe 4.

  • ScaredForMovies

    Dueling heist teams. Awwww Yeahhhhh.

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  • Nick Hart

    so down for this. i hope they get a really awesome group of people to be on the opposite team (so that means no rihanna). after the post-credits thing in fast five, i wouldnt be surprised to see letty as part of the team, which could create some interesting friction in the plot

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  • just get over it

    i love them all and ill love this one too if the world dont end first

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  • Rock

    Fast and furious 1,2,3,4,5 and 6… all of these movies are great! These are one of my favourites. Im looking forward to see fast six and i hope they wont stop with that number. i hope they’ll keep these movies comming more and more. Love ‘em all

  • Reny

    whats going to happen to vin diesels new girlfriend? will she be in the beginning of fast six then leave, or will she just be excluded?

  • Reny

    What happens to Vin Diesels new girlfriend?

  • Mike

    I love every single movie, but what i want to know is how is paul walker and jordana brewsters baby gonna fit in all this.

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  • Sandalu Jayasinghe

    My Favourite Movies In the world are fast 1,2,3,4,5,it will never gonna change,i cant wait till fast 6,if fast 6 wont come i would die

    • tosh

      your favorite movies LMFAO the fast and furious series arent even considered good movies the first 4 movies repeated thereself and now 5 and 6 are repeating thereself. the storys of all the movies are horrible thats because there street racing movies and they never won a award the 6 one will be the dumbest 1 because there bringing letty back and the fourth movie was all about vin diesel getting revenge on lettys killer. the 5th one was good only because the rock and vin diesel.

      • Ahmed

        You suck _|_

  • tony

    will doms 70 dodge charger be in this 1

  • Roymiller

    Just wanna see the clash between the rock and vin diesel