Justin Lin Prepped For ‘Fast and the Furious 6′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 18th, 2012 at 8:14 am,

After the monstrous box office opening for Fast Five this past weekend, Fast and the Furious 6 became a total no-brainer for the studio heads. So it’s not exactly shocking to hear director Justin Lin say that Fast and the Furious 6 has been all but officially greenlit – and that he’ll once again be calling the shots on the next installment.

A followup to Fast Five has been in the cards for a while now, with the intention that it would round out the trilogy that began with Fast and Furious. Franchise staples like Vin Diesel and Paul Walker would naturally be returning, (possibly) along with new addition Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Lin spoke to USA Today about the immense popularity of Fast Five and had the following to say about the likelihood of a followup:

“['Fast and the Furious 6' is] pretty much 100%. It’s going to happen… At five, we’re just hitting our stride. We’re growing. People want to continue this journey.”

The implication is (of course) that Lin will once again be sitting in the director’s chair on a sixth Fast and the Furious flick – one that would feature a change in scenery from Rio de Janeiro in Fast Five, with Europe looking like a strong (and obvious) possibility right now.

Universal chairman Adam Fogelson has spoken about Fast and the Furious 6 as well, saying that the plan is to continue turning the series into “a true action franchise in the spirit of those great heist films made 10 or 15 years ago.” So what better way to emulate classic heist flicks that feature great vehicle chase sequences (like The Italian Job) than to have the next Fast and the Furious venture literally take place in a European locale?

Fast Five Review Justin Lin Prepped For Fast and the Furious 6

Something that Screen Rant‘s Ben Kendrick mentioned in his Fast Five review is that moviegoers who had little to no interest in the franchise before now aren’t likely to become converts anytime soon; this is still a series primarily about muscle cars, (hilarious?) death-defying stunts, explosions, and scantily-clad women. Fans of these movies have seemingly approved of Lin’s directorial style up to now – so, with regards to his return for Fast and the Furious 6, it’s pretty much an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” situation.

Since Fast and the Furious 6 is almost a certainty at this point, it begs the question: Where (in all meanings of the term) do you want to see this franchise go next?

Source: USA Today

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  1. id like to see the whole series get tied together with f&f 6. the way i see it the sequence goes as follows… 12453. we really need to see what happened with the crew… letty, dom, leon, mia. while brian was in miami running with rome. i would really like to know how dom and letty ended up jacking fuel trucks in mexico with han and company. id also like to know how they are going to bring letty back to life for #6. glad to see that my favorite movie series is still kicking. keep up the good work! the movies are getting better and better everytime.

    • @Nova: your rite about the sequence,!
      And the crew aswwell the way I see it in the 1st one Dom leaves to Mexico and Leon and letty go there own ways while in Mexico Dom meets Han from there they Handel there bussiness from country to country after Han might leave and Dom is forced to meet up with new people therefore being Leo and Santos Which is tego and don Omar,,,, while Leon is on his own letty goes back with Mia and then decides to look for Dom and finds him with Leo and Santos and all four meet up and do the gas truck heists.! Look up on YouTube Los bandoleros it’ll tell you how it happened :)
      I love these movies and I love cars therefore it all goes together hahaha.! What I would like to see in F&F6 is letty be with Leon and maybe any familar face from fast and furious or maybe some unfamiliar friends that they knew but didn’t come
      out like the people at her “funeral” I know it’s guna be an amazing movie just needs more tuners and muscle and more racing :D props to producer director and all the cast and crew!

  2. if they can let letty survive her death, cant they let han??? he’s my fav character.

  3. So i think Fast and Furious 6 should have Vin Deseil Paul Walker Jordana Brewster Michelle Rodriguez Dwayne Johnson Eva Mendez Tyrese nd Ludacris

    It should take place some years afta Fast Five and have Dom Mia and Brian going after Letty(Brian and Mia’s kid is with someone they trust) and having some races here and there. Have Roman and Tej help them. Then after they get her they escape from Hobbs and wtever Medenz last name is in the Fast franchise and head for Tokyo.(I say everyone races in this including Mia) and have the ending deal with them all in tokyo ready to get whoever killed Han

    • Wasn’t Hans the Guy in ff5 and he still lived? The Guy who went to get the handprint?? ITS THE SAME GUY WHO PLAYED HANS! It better be him, I liked him.

  4. I loved fast five all the action and and every one from each one it was just so awesome. And I know that your next one will be a nother block buster movie good luck.

  5. OK sooooooooooooooooo how did han come back ummmmmmmm letty is still alive dom has a new girl there is a gonna be some tension there and i cant wait 2 c the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can some body help me out tho lik howw did han come back and letty i wonder if she gonna b mad dom got a new girl………… I CANT WAIT TILL #6 the movie will be nothing if paul walker and vin diesel arnt in it just like tokyo drift

    • maybe they need to do the sequel as follows 12453, then hans death wouldnt be a mystery.

  6. OK sooooooooooooooooo how did han come back ummmmmmmm letty is still alive dom has a new girl there is a gonna be some tension there and i cant wait 2 c the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can some body help me out tho lik howw did han come back and letty i wonder if she gonna b mad dom got a new girl………… I CANT WAIT TILL #6 the movie will be nothing if paul walker and vin diesel arnt in it just like tokyo drift

    • The timeline for the movie goes like this: FF1, 2F2F, FF4, F5, and TD( Tokyo Drift). Han died in Tokyo Drift in a car explosion. If you were to watch the movies in the order I told you, you will understand right away. I am sorry F5 is not out on DVD yet, but once it does, watch the movies in the order I told you then you will understand.


  8. Should continue from were tokyo drift ends.

  9. fast and the furious 6 should be about letty surviving her almost death experience and doin jobs like in the 1st fast and furious but she finds her own crew and the movie could with the end of tokyo drift and start another chapter of fast and the furious

  10. Tokyo! I want to see that drift race with Dom and that hick! XD

  11. Beautiful movie I’m just wondering if ff6 will have more races n more tuning cars like honda’s we need to se the honda power on next movie but yeah nice movie ever……..

  12. I hope the fast and furious never ends best movies ever, love the cars and VIN DIESEL!!!!!

    • I’ve been a die hard fan of the Fast and the Furious since the very first movie. My favorite hands down is Fast 5, then its The Fast and the Furious, 2Fast 2Furious, and Fast and Furious 4. And Tokyo Drift strate pissed me OFFFFFF!!! To me, if it had been just Tokyo Drift, without the “The Fast and Furious” in the title it would have been good. But it had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the rest of the series (minus when they showed Vin diesel at the very end”. With all tha being said I would love seeing a number 6, I was super excited to see that Leti’s comin back!!! And in regards to Josh Hortons comment, I beg of you DO NOTTTTT put Sean in number 6, or any other series that may come in the future. The crew in number 6 was GREAT, adding Leti to the pack is a huge plus.

  13. i would like to see sean from tokyo drift have a part and for dwayne ‘the rock ‘johnson to also have a roll, at the end of number five you saw that letti is still alive, having this be the main story for number six would be great, but it would have to involve mia, dom and brian, without them then its boring.

  14. I wish for the whole crew to meet up with Sean from Tokyo Drift. I love Han but i think it would be great if they killed him off from the movies and bring Sean in.

    • Han dies in Tokyo drift so u can’t kill them off in fast and furious 6.

    • They did kill han in tokyo drift. Tokyo drift seems to be what supposed to happen after fast six. Thats how I see it.

  15. @ DOlf62 : At the end of Fast5, when Han is talking about taking off with his new girlfriend, she asks where to? and he says Madrid..and she replies ‘what about Tokyo’ and he says ‘we’ll get there..eventually’..

    Han is in Tokyo Drift, and he dies in that movie…

    • Yes, good response. And sean meets dom for the first time in tokyo drift so i dont think he will be in tfatf 6.

  16. Yes! I am ready to see number 6. I say keep dwayne johnson! his acting in five wasnt all that, but people dont see vin and dwayne go at it for their acting skills. that was by far the best fist fight scene i have seen between any two tough guys. thank you lin for that! and for han.. he is now an important character in the franchise, and also “family” to toretto. not to mention the fans love his sense of cool and style he brings to the table. Sean from Tokyo drift will not be in the 6th because it will have to take place sometime between five and tokyo drift, in which case sean is still a high school student in alabama or w/e. anyways, we want more GTR! a cgi race scene at the end doesnt do justice for what the original FF fans are hoping to see. yeah, we have grown to love the characters and the story, but we wouldnt have come at all if it weren’t for the cars… thank you and goodnight

  17. and on location, i guess europe would be cool as long as they keep the american/japanese performance cars strong in the film. im sorry but FF will not be the same if their driving lambo’s and ferrari’s. i recall a scene in a supra… beating a ferrari? this is what we like.. a lil Detroit muscle and Japanese flex.

  18. You should take it to the streets of cali l.a. Hell yea that would be raw to see them race there n then head to tokeyo

  19. they should have atleast two more movies added to the series the 6th one should happen right after 5 with the baby being born either in the beginning or the end and it should have the rock going after letty who somehow runs into hans who calls up o’connor to figure out whether he should tell dom or not so he and mia fly out there to berlin and figure things out and call dom who comes out there. the rock gets letty but the others flea to madrid/hong kong. that would end the 6th movie

    the 7th would have to somehow have mia and oconnor decide to settle down somewhere and stop running han moves to tokyo and dom is still running around. this would be about 5-8 yrs later

    an 8th could be made with the tokyo drift kid and dom racing to start things off and then somehow working together. dom introduces him to his nephew and they start forming a team

    those are just some thought ive had since seeing the movie last night

    • i definately think there should be a 6 th part. I think letty should be in it. to me she and dom was great together. they should meet back up

    • It seems Justin Lin has the next idea for a few more movies right here. I like that spin off. I just wonder if anyone from this F&F series really listen our ideas?!?!?

      But talking about ideas for the 6. Bring Euro built hot rods in this next is a no brainer. Jettas. A few Audis, mercs. Smart cars with SUZUKI engines. GM brand in Euro is Voxhual(spellcheck). They have a version of the Pontiac G8 there. The show Top Gear showed that one q few years back. So even in Europe. American cars are know. Plus many more Euro older cars are still in play today there. Anything is possible.

      I like an idea someone else had here about running through more then one country in Europe. And ending up in Germeny and keep going to either Russia or China. Mia had a list country that are safe. She said Hong Kong. Maybe 7 either China, India, Russia. I know for sure there is Hot Rodding in both Russia and in China. Been there and seen in both. So hopefully someone in the F&F Series could read our ideas and use something.


  20. 6 can’t really tie in with Tokyo Drift. Han dies during that one. The 6th will take place in Europe, and has to involve them saving Letty. Whether or not her and Dom get back together is irrelevant. Once she’s freed and the movie comes to a close, Han, if not already in Japan, will head that way, and everybody else will just chill. 7 will involve another locale, maybe Australia, with another form of a heist. At the end, Brian and Mia will decide it’s time to settle down with their young child, who will be about 3 or 4. Dom will decide to head to Tokyo to meet up with Han, and that is how Tokyo Drift will fit in. Chronologically, it will come after number 7, if they don’t force it to follow 6. 

  21. The next movie will probably take place in Germany or London…with Letty probably fleeing a witness relocation program or explaining what happened after her car flipped over…possibly it might not have been her…maybe a ringer stepped in for her without Brian O Connor’s knownledge because the FBI never trusted him fully….they decided to keep it under wraps…The Rock will be pursuing her….Dom and Brian will get involved…it would be cool to have a Russian mobster and maybe a few London type thugs involved…there will be a catfight between Letty and Dom’s love interest from Fast Five…It would be cool to have BMW’s, Audi’s, Renaults, Benz’s, and VW’s be the focus but Dom will have his Charger or the new Challenger….Brian can have the GT-R…Letty should drive a Audi S5…it’s a cool and very fast car….but let her have some muscle…maybe a Jensen Interceptor like Mad Max drove or AMC Javelin AMX.

  22. I would like fast six to be filmed in big island hawaii, we have plenty road here that is empty and beautifull scenery, not to mention you guys ended fast five with brian and mia at a beach, so why not hilo, hawaii, we have beautifull beaches here. Dont think about it just go for it. Aloha and mahalo nui loa.

  23. I think it would be a good idea if they show what happened between han and giselle and somehow continue to Tokyo Drift and somehow han would still be alive!!! Also it would be a good idea if they picked up the movie from letty’s point of view being alive still!!!

  24. I think the scene at the end..on the highway..with han and gisele is ideal….i will try it soon:>

  25. please take this into consideration, Justin Lin. make fast 6 take place after Tokyo drift because you’ve already done 2 prequels and i’f you think about it, it would make more sense to pick fast 6 up right where tokyo ended because we never got to see the race between Vin Diesel and Lucas Black. besides i think that if u decided to make fast 6 another prequel then Vin Deisel is gonna look older than he did in tokyo drift and that wouldn’t look right at all. so please please please make the 6th one take place after Tokyo Drift

  26. omg i love the fast and furious series ever since the first one and i honestly can’t wait for the sixth one.And its really going to be good cause i know lenny is going to be in it and its just going be amazing justin lin please continue this series really and if you need some ideas just email cause i have alot in mind

  27. amazing film, but in 6 i think there will be a spanner in the works between brian and mia, if i remember rite in fast and furious 2 eva mendes and brian had a fling, and now brians got a kid and at the end of five eva is with the rock what will happen?
    all together fast 5 was the best film, but justin should remember it RACING and should show more of it like 1&2 <3 i have got many more ideas for 6,7 and 8 feel free to email me

  28. I want to see who will won the raised between Sean and Toretto at the end of Tokyo Drift!

  29. they should take it all to tokyo for fast six, complete what they started at the end of tokyo drift