Fast & Furious 6 is still a week away, it will probably be a monster hit. Universal has already scheduled Fast & Furious 7 for July 11, 2014, and tapped James Wan (Insidious) to direct. The series has branched out from its L.A. roots since the third film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and according to Vin Diesel, Fast 7 will be heading to some exotic locales.
Hit the jump for more, but be aware of spoilers for Fast & Furious 6.
Sadly, while many outlets have already spoiled it in their headlines and even IMDb lists the actor at the top of the freaking cast list, the latest Fast & Furious has a cool bumper at the end where we learn that Han’s death in Tokyo Drift was caused by a character played by Jason Statham. I was jealous of the people in my theater who didn’t know about the bumper because when Statham stepped out of his car, they went wild.
This establishes the timeline for the series where we now know that Tokyo Drift follows the events of Fast & Furious 6. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Diesel said the franchise will be returning to Los Angeles and Tokyo and also take place in the Middle East. Since the characters will be going to Tokyo (and Diesel already does at the end of Tokyo Drift), perhaps Han’s death will be the event that draws them there? The actor added that filming will begin in September.
Here’s the video of the interview: