As you may have read yesterday, interesting things are afoot at the Marvel offices, as the powers-that-be at the company seem interested in sitting down with Vin Diesel for some mysterious purpose. Let the wild speculation continue in our poll about which character in the Marvel universe Vin should play!
2013 is looking to be a good year for Vin Diesel. First, he got top billing in 'Fast and Furious 6,' which is shaping up to be one of the biggest hits of the year and in a few months, he'll return to the character who kickstarted his career, 'Riddick.' A new poster from the film has made its way online along with a special announcement from Mr. Diesel himself concerning Comic-Con 2013.
Comic-Con 2013 will soon welcome some of the most-hyped upcoming movie titles to San Diego next month, and one of the projects making the pilgrimage is Universal's 'Riddick.' The Vin Diesel-starring sci-fi flick is ready to make a splash at the convention, and this new Comic-Con-exclusive poster has arrived to herald its presence.
No one could have believed, after the generic engine revving of 2009’s 'Fast & Furious' that we still would be talking about the box-office muscle of 'Fast and Furious 6' while also eagerly anticipating 'Fast and Furious 7' in the ongoing stories of Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and his chrome-domed partner in crime, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel).
But that’s what happens when a modern action saga generates nearly $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales – improving its critical response with each passing sequel. It’s no surprise that Universal wants to keep the pedal on the proverbial metal when it comes to ‘Fast’ films. What shocks us is the fact that this franchise hasn’t crashed and burned. Yet.
With 'Fast and Furious 6' opening to an estimated $98M over Memorial Day weekend, Universal’s decision to move ahead on the as-yet-untitled 'Fast and Furious 7' seems like a brilliant move. Audiences obviously haven’t tired of the high-speed adventures of this road crew. ‘Fast and Furious 7’ is racing towards theaters. What do we already know about the sequel?
'Fast Five' attempted - and quite successfully I might add - a reboot of sorts for the entire 'Fast and Furious' franchise, turning a series of movies about car racing into one exciting heist film. It was big and brash and sweaty and a complete success. So where do you go from there? 'Fast and Furious 6' attempts to answer that question by adding an -er suffix to all those adjectives above. Bigger, brasher, sweatier.
'Fast and Furious 6' is like 'Fast Five' on nitrous - director Justin Lin hits that proverbial turbo boost to go bigger, faster, stronger - and at times, that is a great thing. But when the NOS runs out, the drag race just turns into a drag.
'Fast and Furious 6' speeds into theaters this weekend, so we thought it would be fun to take a drive down memory lane to look at the cast of the film way back when the franchise started back in 2001. (For those actors/characters who weren't in the earlier films, we found photos of them from back when 'The Fast and the Furious' debuted.) Read on to see what your favorite cast members looked like then and what they're up to now.
One of the biggest stars in the 'Fast and Furious' movies isn't just Vin Diesel or Paul Walker - it's the location. Whether it's Tokyo or Brazil or Spain or London, each installment has upped the ante to a new, exotic locale. So what does 'Fast and Furious 7' have in store for us? Today we learn from star and producer Diesel that the next film will take place primarily in the Middle East.
Riddick has been left for dead on a lifeless planet. To escape, he must fight his way through vicious alien predators and a new breed of mercenary looking to collect their bounty.