Another Fast and Furious 7 casting announcement

Another Fast and Furious 7 casting announcement

In addition to recent announcements on the cast of Fast and the Furious 7, it has been revealed that yet another familiar face is returning. For those who haven’t seen the most recent Fast and the Furious film, this new casting announcement might be a surprise, though for those who have, it makes total sense.

Along with the reveal that plans are underway for at least another trilogy of films starting with Fast and the Furious 7 in 2014, it has been revealed that Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift leading man Lucas Black is returning in the new film.

Tokyo Drift was the third instalment in the franchise released back in 2006, its numbers weren’t as impressive as was hoped for with approximately $158 million in revenues from the worldwide box office. This didn’t prevent Justin Lin from staying on as the series regular director for the following three films.

As it turns out, the apparent long game for the franchise is starting to be revealed and without getting too spoilery, instalments 3 through 7 look to connect the circle of a particular story arc for the series. What’s going to come in Fast and the Furious 8 and 9? We’ll have to wait and see.

But for now, you can look forward to seeing Caleb Temple from the American Gothic TV series back on the big screen as Sean Boswell next year, James Wan will be taking over directing duties from Justin Lin.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.