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.