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Make sure your passports are up-to-date, motorheads, because 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise isn't through globetrotting just yet. 'Fast Five' centered around a heist in Rio, and for the upcoming sixth installment, Justin Lin takes us to London to reunite basically the entire roster of franchise notables. For 'Fast & Furious 7,' for which James Wan ('Insidious') will be taking over, the series is aiming to return to one of its previously explored locales: Tokyo. Vin Diesel himself confirmed as much during an interview, in which he also revealed that there will be at least one sequence in the Middle East. It has also been said that the seventh film is itself the beginning of a new trilogy. The interview is posted below just to identify the source of the news, but please be warned, they do spoil the end of 'Fast & Furious 6' during the interviews.
So going back to Tokyo, eh? That actually makes a great deal of sense when one considers how the last couple of movies in this series have catered directly to the diehard fans. They've been slowly reassembling all the stars of all the entries, even bringing characters back from the dead in some instances. So it stands to reason that they would take their reunited band to a location that is, in and of itself, indelible to the franchise. I'm not sure I've even seen 'Tokyo Drift' all the way through, but over the last couple of years its seems to have experienced a new wave of appreciation. Though initially written off, largely because it starred neither Diesel nor Paul Walker, plenty of folks have recently been taking to social media and expressing their love for the third chapter. In fact, it just played last night as part of the Reel Grit film series in L.A. What I find a bit perplexing is the idea that 'Fast & Furious 7' will be the start of a new trilogy. So that'll make ten films, at least, before all is said and done? So at what point do they go to space?
What do you guys think? Do you appreciate that the franchise is headed back to Tokyo? Do you think the number of sequels is getting out of control or do you welcome as many as they'll opt to make?
Source: Digital Spy