First Look: Kurt Russell In 'Fast & Furious 7'

It was only a few weeks ago that we first heard Kurt Russell could join Vin Diesel and company for Fast & Furious 7. Now, not only has that casting been 100% confirmed, we actually have our first look at the action star on set. Check it out after the jump.

Fast and Furious 7 - Kurt Russell

What exactly is going on in this photo is anyone's guess. Russell's character has not been revealed, although there was a rumor not long ago that he'd play the father of original The Fast and the Furious character Jesse. For those whose memories are rusty, Jesse was one of Dom's crew, a computer whiz and driver who was killed in a drive-by. He was portrayed by Chad Lindberg.

According to that story, Russell's character will be a villain. Then again, that same source also hinted that Russell wouldn't appear until Fast & Furious 8, and this picture proves that wrong. So take that information with a big grain of salt.

What we know for certain is that Jason Statham is playing a villain in Fast & Furious 7. His character is reportedly the brother of Luke Evans' Shaw, the villain of Fast & Furious 6, so his vendetta against Dom and his crew is clearly personal.

Fast & Furious 7 brings back most of the Fast & Furious 6 cast, including Diesel, Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster. Lucas Black, from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, is also set to return. Russell will be part of an intriguing crop of franchise newcomers that includes Statham, Tony Jaa, Djimon Hounsou, and Ronda Rousey.

Fast & Furious 7 is shooting now for a July 11, 2014 release. James Wan (Insidious) directs.