With the two previous Fast and the Furious films achieving such financial success (‘Fast Five’ generated approximately $584 million worldwide gross with ‘Fast and Furious’ generating approximately $363 million worldwide gross) it’s pretty obvious that the studio would be keen to push on with another instalment in the franchise, director Justin Lin also clearly has ideas as well given the plot threads left at the end of the most recent film, and the post-credit scene.
With that said, nothing ever seems to be a sure thing in the movies, and projects that have so much momentum can still be knocked off the rails due to a number of potential influences so it’s always good to see official confirmation of a project receiving a green light.
While we don’t quite have that level of formal confirmation, things are certainly looking pretty definite for the next Fast and the Furious film, as it has been reported that Universal Pictures have released advertising art for the film via a trade show currently occurring in Las Vegas. The advertisement for the film has stated a 2013 release with no cast mentioned. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are almost a certainty to return for the film, as is the Rock given his role in the final scenes of ‘Fast Five’.
We’ll bring you more news on the progress of the next film including casting announcements as they break so stay tuned, in the meantime let us know what you think of the franchise, and what your favourite instalment is in the comments section below.