Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s edition of Sequel Bits is particularly chatty, as everyone has a little something to say about their next big project. After the jump:
- Adam McKay teases a minor Anchorman 2 detail
- Steve Carell talks about reprising his role as Brick
- Fast & Furious 6 gets an early bit of marketing
- Tom Cruise is still excited to fly jets in Top Gun 2
- Lucas Till lobbies for Polaris in X-Men: First Class 2
- Simon Pegg promises more of the Enterprise in Star Trek 2
- Damon Lindelof discusses the film’s “nuanced” villain
- Chris Pine thinks Trek 2 is really about the characters
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A casting rumor from last week regarding Fast and Furious 6 has now been confirmed and with it comes our first hint at what the plot might hold. Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, Immortals, The Hobbit) has now officially worked out his schedule and will star opposite Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson in the Justin Lin-directed sequel, which is scheduled for release May 24, 2013.
Evans will play the head of a rival crew who is trying to pull off the same heist as our heroes. Read more after the jump. Read More »
A poster, some behind-the-scenes footage, and a rather intriguing bit of potential casting lurk in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- A rumor says David Tennant wants to do Fast Six
- Peter Berg is still really excited to do Hancock 2
- Kevin Feige teases a change of pace for Captain America 2
- Here’s what goes on behind the scenes of Men in Black 3
- TRON: Uprising poster promises to re-program the future
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There’s a lot of sequel casting and development to report today, and so after the break you’ll find:
- Michelle Rodriguez will return for Machete Kills and Fast and Furious 6
- Vin Diesel is teasing further Riddick sequel news
- Steve Coogan is cast in Despicable Me 2
- Eddie Izzard suggests there could be more Treasure Island in his future
- Eva Green talks about her role in the 300 prequel
- Wrong Turn 5 begins shooting
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Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
Whether or not Rihanna really is joining Fast Six as a baddie remains to be seen, but if she does, she may have some company on the dark side. A new report has surfaced indicating that Luke Evans has just been offered the villain role in the sequel, directed by Justin Lin. It’s the same part that Jason Statham was in very early talks for back in October, but it seems the production has now moved on to a fresher face. Hit the jump for more.
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An abundance of booty shorts, bikinis and slow motion dancing haven’t exactly made the first five Fast and Furious movies girl-power milestones. However, Justin Lin‘s Fast and Furious 6/Fast Six looks like it might change that. The post-credits scene in Fast Five hints at the return of not one, but two of the franchise’s more empowering female characters. (Spoilers held for after the jump.) Additionally, Gina Carano is currently in talks for the film, and now one site clams hip-hop singer Rihanna might join the film in a villainous role. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh helped Gina Carano change careers from MMA star to actress when he and Lem Dobbs built the action film Haywire around her. In the wake of that film’s release, we’ve heard about possible next jobs for Carano, but now she’s set to join one of the biggest action franchises from any studio.
Carano is in talks to join Fast Six (or Fast & Furious 6, or Fast 6, or whatever the final title will be), where she’ll play alongside Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, and Vin Diesel. After beating the crap out of guys like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender in Haywire, that should’t be much of a stretch. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 by Angie Han
With the smashing success of last year’s Fast Five, Universal’s been eager to keep moving forward with its popular Fast and the Furious franchise. A Fast Six was in the works before Fast Five even hit theaters, and for the past several months the rumor’s been that Fast Six and Fast Seven would tell an interconnecting story and shoot back-to-back this year.
But as so often happens in Hollywood, it seems things may have changed. According to the series’ newest superstar lead, Dwayne Johnson, Fast Six is gearing up for a May start — but Fast Seven won’t get going for a little while yet. Read his comments after the jump.
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With Fast Five, Universal started the process of extending the Fast and the Furious franchise beyond movies that are oriented around car-based setpieces and into the realm of action-adventure crime films. The fifth film also featured a gigantic cast, and the idea of locking down all the participants for a few months every two years might not seem like the most feasible idea, no matter what contracts have been signed.
So for many months rumors have flown that the sixth and seventh films could be shot back to back in 2012, and that they might even be one big interconnected story.
Now Vin Diesel more or less confirms that latter speculation, as he talks about the writing process for the sixth film. Read More »
Briefly: You might remember a couple weeks back when a rumor cropped up that Universal and director Justin Lin are looking at shooting the next two films in the Fast and the Furious franchise back to back. Now there is corroboration for that story. Not only is the studio looking at shooting the two films back to back during 2012, the LA Times says the movies could contain one “single story connecting the two films.” Read More »