Before his career hit a bump in the mid-00s, Vin Diesel was looking like the next big action star, his generation's answer to Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone. At the height of his power, he started talking up his dream project: the story of Hannibal of Carthage, the daring general who marched across the Alps to challenge the Roman Empire. After lying dormant for quite some time, it looks like this historical epic may have life in it yet.
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.