While 'Fast and Furious 7' is revving up production in Georgia, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson heading there straight from working on Brett Ratner's 'Hercules,' we still have the 'Fast and Furious 6' DVD and Blu-ray release to look forward to. You can own all the action when it hits home this December, just in time for the holidays!
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.
Marvel has expressed interest in working with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The Rock has expressed interest in playing Luke Cage for Marvel. Seemingly, there's nothing preventing this match made in superhero heaven from happening...except perhaps the fans. Would you want to see The Rock tackle Luke Cage?
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has found his niche in the movie world and is milking it for all it's worth. Aside from his recent stints in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and 'Pain & Gain,' we're about to see him in 'Fast and Furious 6,' possibly a 'Fast and Furious' spinoff and the upcoming 'Hercules.' There's no stopping this superstar and it looks like Marvel's now eyeing him for future superhero movies.
After dominating the box office this past weekend with Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain,' Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are heading to the last place we expected to find them -- the small screen. The body-building duo will reunite for an upcoming HBO drama pilot about retired athletes in Miami, with Johnson set to star and Peter Berg attached to direct a script from 'Entourage' writer Stephen Levinson. But is there any chance HBO would pass on such a star-studded series?