FAST & FURIOUS 7 Scene Revealed on FAST & FURIOUS 6 Blu-ray

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Although James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7 doesn’t open until July 11, 2014, you can get a sneak peek at a new scene by picking up Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 6 Extended Edition on Blu-ray.  The special features section offers a look at a scene in the upcoming film, but we’ve kept the details of it after the jump since they’re rather spoilery.  The ending of Fast & Furious 6 was revelatory for a couple of reasons: for one thing, it showed that the order of preceding movies in the franchise were not necessarily in chronological order, and for another, it revealed at least one villain who would be appearing in Fast & Furious 7.  An explanation behind all of this vague rambling can be found after the jump.

Vin Diesel Broods in First Official Image from FAST & FURIOUS 7

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Though the sixth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise only just hit theaters four months ago, production is already underway on Fast & Furious 7Insidious and The Conjuring director James Wan takes over from previous helmer Justin Lin this time around, and now the Facebook-friendly Vin Diesel has shared the first official image from the set of Fast 7.  The image doesn’t reveal any of the franchise newcomers like Kurt Russell or Djimon Hounsou, but we do see Diesel and Paul Walker in what looks to be a very American locale.  Diesel captioned the pic himself with “the unknown road ahead…”

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, and Ronda RouseyFast & Furious 7 opens on July 11, 2014.

Director James Wan Talks Joining the FAST & FURIOUS Franchise and FAST 7; Says He’s Currently Designing Action Sequences

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While it wasn’t a surprise that this May’s Fast & Furious 6 opened to enormous box office and has had strong legs in the ensuing weeks given how well Fast Five did, it was surprising to learn that Justin Lin, who has helmed every FF entry since Tokyo Drift, opted not to return for Fast & Furious 7.  With Furious 6 poised to bring in a hell of a lot of money, Universal put the franchise’s seventh entry on the fast track earlier this year with an eye towards rushing it out for release next summer.  Exhausted from already helming Fast Five and Furious Six nearly back-to-back and worried about the fast-paced production schedule needed for 7, Lin decided to bow out of the franchise.  The studio wasted no time finding a replacement, though, making an inspiring choice by tapping Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring helmer James Wan to direct the seventh pic.

While Wan is understandably knee-deep in pre-production on Fast & Furious 7 at the moment in order to start filming later this year, the director recently provided a bit of an update on the film, confirming the actor that will be playing the pic’s villain.  Hit the jump for more.

Exclusive: Producer Neal Moritz Talks FAST & FURIOUS 6, 7, and Beyond; Confirms James Wan Is Directing FAST 7 and Says The Rock Will Return

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As we approach the release of the sixth film in the Fast and Furious franchise, it’s a bit crazy to think that the series is actually at the top of its game this far in.  The worldwide box office total of 2011’s Fast Five doubled that of the second-highest grossing entry in the series, Fast & Furious, and now director Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 6 is poised to be one of the biggest films of a very crowded summer.

Steve recently spoke with producer Neal Moritz for an extended interview, and during their conversation he talked extensively about what fans can expect from Fast & Furious 6 as well as the progress on the very fast-moving Fast & Furious 7, which was recently announced for a summer 2014 release.  Moritz confirmed that James Wan will be directing the next installment and talked about why they chose the Saw director to step into the franchise, and he also assured us that Dwayne Johnson will indeed be returning.  Hit the jump for much, much more.

Dwayne Johnson Says if Filming on FAST & FURIOUS 7 Begins This Summer, His HERCULES Schedule Would Prevent Him from Appearing

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While the highly anticipated sequel Fast & Furious 6 doesn’t hit theaters until next month, Universal has made no secret about the fact that they are already moving right along with plans for Fast & Furious 7.  Though director Justin Lin—who has altogether helmed four films in the series including Fast Five and 6—recently declined to return to helm the seventh installment, the studio quickly made other arrangements and entered negotiations with Saw and The Conjuring director James Wan to take the reigns of Fast 7 just last week.

With a 2014 release date planned, star Vin Diesel suggested that filming on Fast 7 would begin this summer.  Steve recently spoke with new franchise addition Dwayne Johnson in anticipation of Michael Bay’s upcoming black comedy Pain & Gain, and the actor raised some doubts about that potential summer start-date.  Hit the jump for more.

James Wan in Talks to Direct FAST & FURIOUS 7

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We learned last week that Justin Lin, the director of the last four Fast & Furious movies, will not return to direct the seventh movie in the series after Fast & Furious 6.  This is a big franchise for Universal—the studio may shoot as early Fast Seven this summer for a 2014 release, but to do so they need a director.  Universal reportedly spoke to Baltazar Kormakur (Contraband), Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), and Harold Zwart (The Karate Kid) about the job, but Deadline expects James Wan to sign a deal by the end of the week.  Wan made his name as the director of Saw.  His last film was the surprise hit Insidious, and Wan is currently in post-production on Insidious: Chapter 2.

Hit the jump to read what Lin had to say on the choice of Wan, plus a rundown on what we know about Fast & Furious 7 so far.

Justin Lin Won’t Direct FAST & FURIOUS 7; Universal Hoping for 2014 Release

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Though Fast & Furious 6 doesn’t come out until next month, we’ve known for some time that Universal plans on moving forward with a seventh installment in the franchise.  Fast Five director Justin Lin initially mulled over the idea of shooting Fast 6 and 7 back-to-back, but instead opted to shoot the Europe-set Fast & Furious 6 separately.  Last week franchise star Vin Diesel suggested that filming on Fast & Furious 7 was set to get underway as early as this summer, and since that kind of schedule would necessitate a very quick turnaround from the cast and crew, most surmised that Lin would be returning as the director.

However, today word comes that Lin has decided not to direct Fast & Furious 7 after all, which would have marked his fifth film in the series.  Hit the jump for much more.

Vin Diesel Says FAST & FURIOUS 7 May Start Filming This Summer

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When The Fast and the Furious was first released over a decade ago, it was hard to imagine that a movie about street racing would spawn a successful franchise that’s still going strong six films in.  And yet, 2011’s Fast Five proved that the series still has plenty of juice left, with director Justin Lin crafting one of the most entertaining movies of the year that packed in just about every single castmember from the entire Fast & Furious franchise.

The action moves across the pond to Europe with this May’s Fast & Furious 6, also directed by Lin, and it appears that the inevitable seventh installment of the franchise might be coming much sooner than expected as star Vin Diesel recently suggested that filming on Fast & Furious 7 begins this summer.  Hit the jump for more.

Dwayne Johnson Says a Luke Hobbs Spinoff Film Could Come Between FAST & FURIOUS 6 and 7

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Ever since Dwayne Johnson first joined the cast of Justin Lin’s sequel Fast Five, there’s been talk of his Luke Hobbs character getting his own spinoff film.  Producer Neal Moritz said back in January of 2011 that they were “about to” get a script together for the Hobbs movie, and Johnson himself has been keen on the idea.  Johnson has a key role in this year’s Fast & Furious 6, as his DSS agent enlists Vin Diesel’s car-thieving crew to help him combat a rival team of thieves in Europe in return for Diesel and Co.’s full pardons.  Now Johnson has provided an update on the standalone Hobbs movie, suggesting it might come in between Fast 6 and the inevitable Fast & Furious 7.  Hit the jump for more.

Major Star Rumored for Supervillain Role in FAST & FURIOUS 7

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When we first got a look at director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6 by way of a brief Super Bowl spot, it was clear that the follow-up was going to be quite massive in scale.  The film’s full trailer confirmed this fact, as fans were teased with everything from a ginormous ensemble cast to a car literally exploding out the tip of an airplane.  Lin’s Fast Five was an immensely entertaining actioner on a large scale, and it appears that he’s upped the ante even more for the Europe-set sequel.

When Fast & Furious 6 was first announced as being in development, there were rumors that Lin would be shooting both Fast 6 and Fast 7 back-to-back, but he ultimately decided to only focus on the immediate sequel.  That said, it’s clear that the an overall story arc is planned to play out over the next few films, and a solid rumor has now popped up that claims that a major action star will make a brief appearance at the end if 6 before playing the supervillain in Fast 7.  Hit the jump to read on, but beware there are MASSIVE SPOILERS for Fast & Furious 6 below.  I cannot stress this enough, do not click on if you don’t want to know how Fast 6 ends.

Dwayne Johnson Says FAST SIX Shoots in May; SIX and SEVEN Will Be Shot Separately in the UK and Germany

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Dwayne Johnson is quickly becoming the go-to guy when you want to reinvigorate a franchise. He was brought in on G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and recently Johnson’s charisma was on full-display in Justin Lin’s surprisingly fantastic Fast Five. Following the smashing success of the fifth entry in the Fast and Furious franchise, Universal quickly got to work plotting out a follow-up installment. Lin committed to coming back to the series, and we soon learned that the producers were mulling over the idea of shooting both Fast Six and Fast Seven back-to-back. It appears that’s not the case anymore, as Johnson recently spoke a bit about the upcoming sequels. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Justin Lin Expected to Shoot FAST AND FURIOUS 6 and 7 Back-to-Back

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The runaway success of The Fast and the Furious franchise has prompted Universal Pictures to maximize profits and limit time between releases by shooting the next two installments back-to-back. It’s a sound tactic financially as it’s essentially forming two separate pictures into a single, massive production. This seems to be a new trend in big budget franchises with both Twilight and Harry Potter filming the last chapter back-to-back and releasing it in two parts. Recent reports also suggest that Paramount and Hasbro are considering the same strategy for Transformers 4 and 5. Hit the jump for more on the next installments in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

Could Jason Statham Join the FAST AND FURIOUS Cast to Shoot FAST 6 and FAST 7 Back to Back in Europe?

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Please read this article with a grain of salt.  The concentration of cool is so high, though, that it’s worth reporting in case it turns out.  We know the next film in the Fast and Furious series (let’s call it Fast 6) will be director Justin Lin’s next project, and he’s already made headway with a pre-vised 12-minute final sequence.  Universal must like what they see, because the studio is reportedly ready to double down on their most reliable franchise.  Twitch hears Universal is looking into shooting Fast 6 and Fast 7 back to back in Europe in 2012.  Cool news in itself, but there’s more.  After the jump.

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