James Wan Reveals Kurt Russell Has Joined ‘Fast & Furious 7’


Warning: We’re going to discuss the end of Fast & Furious 6 at the top of the next paragraph. If you have yet to see the film, I advise you find a copy as soon as possible and sit down for an incredibly fun evening of entertainment. Afterwards, head back to UTG and finish this story. It’ll still be here. I promise.

The final moments of Fast & Furious 6 held one of the biggest reveals in recent action movie history (see below for a refresher). Jason Statham, star of such driving-related films as The Transporter and Death Race, appeared in the last thirty seconds of the film to set himself up as the lead villain in the film’s upcoming 2014 sequel. People lost their minds in my screening when this moment happened, and I can only imagine nerds around the world will feel a similar rush of excitement with the news you’re about to read.

After weeks of rumors, including a story on IGN that ran just last night (9/11), Kurt Russell has essentially been confirmed as a cast member of Fast & Furious 7. I say essentially because IMDB still has it listed as a ‘rumor,’ but a tweet from FF7 director James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious 1 & 2) is all the proof we need to write this story. His message read:

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 recently got underway and neither Wan nor Russell have other projects anywhere near the production stage.

As you can imagine, details are slim regarding the character Russell will portray in the upcoming feature. If the rumors that Statham is the brother of the villain (Jesse) from FF6, then it’s likely Russell will be the fallen bad guy’s badass father. But again, nothing is set in stone.

Fast & Furious 7 will arrive in theaters just in time to kickoff summer 2014. We didn’t need another reason to be excited, but this news certainly kicks the film up a few notches on our most anticipated list.


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