Fast and Furious 7
Recently there was a list of three directors bandied about to take over the 'Fast and Furious' franchise from director Justin Lin, who saw the series through its last four sequels. But it appears Universal chose none of the above to direct the follow up, as James Wan has been tapped to helm 'Fast and Furious 7.'
A few days ago, we learned that director Justin Lin was bowing out of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise after directing four films in the series. While fans of the amazingly ridiculous action series wiped away their tears, Universal has been hard at work tracking down a new director for 'Fast and Furious 7,' which needs to get shooting as soon as possible if it wants to meet its Summer 2014 release date. And now a shortlist of filmmakers has emerged!
'Fast and Furious 7' has been fast-tracked for a summer 2014 release, which is great news for us movie fans. This was not such great news for director Justin Lin, who is still working hard to finish up 'Fast and Furious 6,' which opens next month. Because of that scheduling conflict, Lin - who has now directed four of the 'Fast and Furious' movies - will not return to direct 'Fast and Furious 7'...which is also not such great news for us movie fans.
'Fast and Furious 6' hasn't even hit theaters, but rumors about 'Fast and Furious 7' have already been spreading across the internet. If the early buzz is to be believed, the ending of the upcoming follow-up to 'Fast Five' will directly tease the villain of the next entry...which may begin filming sooner than you think.
'Fast and Furious 6' features British actor Luke Evans as the film's villain Owen Shaw. But what if we told you there was another villain behind the scenes that would be revealed at the end of the film, setting up the events of 'Fast and Furious 7?' Well that's exactly what we're telling you. And if you read on, we'll tell you which star is playing that villain. Big time spoilers ahead!