Today “Fast & Furious 6” hits theaters. Meanwhile, “Fast & Furious 7” already has a release date. So is it safe to assume that more movies are in the works in the “Fast & Furious” franchise? It’s not much of a stretch, if Vin Diesel is to be believed.
“I don’t want to go too far ahead. I found myself talking about ’8’ yesterday and I had to stop myself,” Diesel told MTV News, adding, “I will say that ’7’ is a reset.”
Paul Walker piped up, “His ability to manifest stuff is like nobody else in the business, I’m going to tell you, and I’ve been a part of that for 10 plus years. Who is this guy, Nostradamus? It’s pretty impressive, that’s for sure.”
It sounds like the greater plan is for a third trilogy to continue the storyline of “Fast & Furious 7,” which is due in theaters on July 11, 2014. Diesel said that looking at the series in sets of three has helped them better develop its story.
“We realized when we came back to the franchise [in ’2 Fast 2 Furious’] that it would be a cool thing if we could connect all our movies; if all of our movies felt like a continuous ride. So if you look at ’4,’ ’5’ and ’6,’ even, you’ll see a continuous ride throughout where the films are speaking to each other,” he said. “That wasn’t the traditional way that Hollywood was making sequels at the time, as you know. A sequel was just another version of the same movie. What we were doing was continuing the story, so when you go to see ’Fast and Furious,’ you’re expecting bookends, you’re expecting to pick up a little bit where you left off, and I think all of us collectively have done a great job of keeping the audience completely in the know.”
Whatever does end up happening, expect the central cast of characters to return for it. “At the core, our saga is about family, which I feel separates us from other action films,” Diesel said. “I don’t see any movie, especially a movie of this size and of this nature and of this kind of action content, that puts such an emphasis on family, but ours is organic. Jordana [Brewster]’s been my sister, so to speak, for 14 years. We were all coming into this movie fresh and we were brothers and sisters from 1999. For better or for worse, that’s what we are.”
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