‘Fast and the Furious’ 6 & 7 Will Film Separately

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Dwayne Johnson talks Fast and the Furious 6 Fast and the Furious 6 & 7 Will Film Separately

After the success (and general fun) of Fast Five, there’s been plenty of interest in what will come next for the Fast and the Furious franchise. It’s been previously stated that the fourth installment, Fast & Furious, was the beginning of a new story arc in the franchise – one that continued in Fast Five, and will carry on into Fast and the Furious 6.

The rumor mill has long whispered that the Fast and the Furious gang would next put pedal to the pavement in Europe – which was further evidenced by an after-credits sequence in Fast Five. The other part of that same batch of rumors had it that part 6 and part 7 would be shot back-to-back, likely bringing the story of rogue FBI agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and gearhead crook Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to a close.

Well, we still don’t know a lot about what’s in store for Fast and the Furious 6 – but today we have a small update on some of the plans for the film, thanks to word from the latest (and greatest?) addition to the franchise: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who plays fugitive manhunter, Luke Hobbs.

According to Johnson, Fast and the Furious 6 will NOT be shooting back-to-back with part 7:

“I don’t think we’re going to shoot them back-to-back. We were going to try that because it wouldn’t make sense to have the same crew and have everybody there in one place, but I think we’re dealing with some weather issues, so from what I know we’re going to shoot ‘Fast 6′ first and then worry about ‘Fast 7′ a little later.”

I think a lot of movie fans would agree, at this point: treating each installment of a movie franchise as its own project generally results in a higher quality film. As franchises like The Matrix or Pirates of the Caribbean have proven, the back-to-back approach to filmmaking does not often yield impressive results.

Before Johnson was done, he also lent further confirmation to the European setting:

“We’re going to be in the U.K., we’re going to be in Germany, from what I know. That’s the early talks, and we’re going to start shooting in May.”

To be clear: we know director Justin Lin and his cast have a plan for the next two chapters of the franchise, so Johnson’s mention of the UK and Germany could fit into that grand design, meaning we can’t say for certain that part 6 will include both. Time will tell.

The Fast and the Furious 6 is slated to begin production this May, for release on May 24th, 2013

Source: MTV

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  1. cant wait. I do kinda wish they would shoot back to back because then we wouldnt have to wait so long for 7. but if they quit after 7 i guess its better not to shoot back to back because then we wont be done with them as soon

  2. Sweet altho im hoping that theres an 8th film thats after tokyo drift maybe 6 and 7th will lead into dom going to tokyo

    • i know right i cant wait

    • If you watch the teaser trailer it looks like dom might actually die in fast 6 so :( no sequel with him

      • Where is the proof that shows Dom might die? There is only a promo pic trailer. Fast 7 will continue to the events of Tokyo Drift where he finds out about Han’s death and wants to avenge him. Agent Monica Reyes and Sean Boswell will reprise their rolls in F7. The race that Dom and Sean were going to race was actually an ambush to interrogate Sean about Han and Sean will probably either team up with them or something.

    • dom was in tokyo man

  3. I havent seen any of them and was hoping to watch them all in a row.

    How am i suppose to do that knowing that there will just be more next year and i’ll have to do it again

    • well then watch them!!

      • thank you

  4. fast five was the suprise movie of the year for me….excited to see what happens next hope they keep the whole gang together

  5. I hate to admit that I’m excited for this!

    • why would you hate to admit that??????? Fast and Furious is Sick – you HAVE to admit to be excited

  6. Good news, I think shooting movies back to back don’t sometimes work out well.

    Fast Five was the best movie in the series and the best movie of last year.

    I hope The Rock returns, the fight scene between him and Vin Diesel was the best part of the movie.

  7. fast n furious is the greatest franchise in my life history the 1st one came out when i was 19 and 1 have grown into an adult with this cast and love it , i dont want it to ever end !!!!!!!!!

  8. I take offense about what you said about Pirates of the Caribbean. Pirates 2 and 3 are the best two of the series. Back-to-Back filming brought most impressive results.

  9. im so excited i cant wait for it to come out already!!!

  10. Wait, are ‘The Maxtrix’ sequels bad now?

    • The final Matrix film disappointed me.

  11. I was really surprised and loved Fast5. So I’m really looking forward to this. Plus they brining one of my fav female action leads back. I love Michelle Rodriguez!

  12. Im looking forward to the next two sequels regardless of wether or not they are shot back to back, when i first heard that they would be shot back to back i thought it was a good idea because you can kinda start to see Vin Diesel aging a bit which wouldnt be a big deal but all of these movies are taking place before the events of Tokyo Drift so in my opinion the timeline is a bit off. However I thought Fast Five was the best movie in the franchise and the addition of Dwayne Johnson was a perfect move. I have to say that the fight scene between Him and Vin was one of the best fight scenes ive seen in a long time!! Cant wait to see Hobbs back on the trail of Dom and Brian!!! Bring on Fast and Furious 6!!!

  13. ive watched them all from the orignal fast & furious even owned it on VHS lol but i cant see how charaters are alive in one film dead in another then in the film after that alive again like Letty killing in the 4th film and alive pulling a heist in germany on the end of the 5th film also Han who died in that crash in tokyo drift was alive in 4 & 5 ????

    • They are doing them out of order kinda like what George Lucas did with star wars. But I haven’t quite figured out what order they go in

      • Ok guys keep up, Letty didn’t die, that’s the plot of 6, they head off to Germany to find her and get the answers of what really went down. FF3 Tokyo Drift hasn’t happened yet; the story line is 1, 2, 4, 5, and now 6. The end of 7 will have Dom showing up in Tokyo to wrap up the entire serious. This is the best serious of movies made since Star Wars completed their saga. AND in my opinion Tokyo Drift was a mistake, they tried to capitalize on the first two movies, and because at the time the original cast didn’t want to return, so they used the name and made a completely different movie. But now with the cast on board the writers had to go back to the original story and will have to write Tokyo Drift into the end just to tie the movies together. Which shows how good the writers of this serious truly are and the level of their talent. BAM!!!! Im that good!!!!

        • You have a point FAST 3 WAS 50/50 BECAUSE HAN WAS HE DIED HOW KAN HE BE IN FAST 5

    • i know on the 4th one the letty got killed but tokyo dift wasn’t part of the series un;ike 1,2,4,5 were tokyo dirft was a film like a brake for the presenters to thinkabout what there new series film.

  14. fast five is awesome..
    having 6 and 7 or maybe 8 would be more awesome but i hope they continue the story then maybe some part of 7 or somewhat should based on tokyo drift. my opinion is maybe let brian and mia go to tokyo then they will be the one who will let dom know that han died.

  15. Love the “Fast” franchise. I loved “Tokyo Drift” Would like to see Lucas Black, again!

  16. i think the fast and furious franchise is the best action movie franchise that has ever been produced. the one reason that the movies are kinda out of order is because they started out with a different director and production team than they have now. i think they could put more racing in them as well.

  17. I cant see FAST & FURIOUS 6!!!! This is going to be awesome. i dont think they shoud film them back t back because it would be a lot for the crew and they will need to have time to promote FAST 6..

  18. i think the fast and furious franchise is the best action movie franchise that has ever been produced. the one reason that the movies are kinda out of order is because they started out with a different director and production team than they have now. i think they could put more racing in them as well.

  19. This will be stupid if they take paul and vin out of the movie…………….. just sayin……….


  21. Ok. So letty didn’t die. But vin clearly in 5 is now seeing the female officer. So wonder how this will play out with letty not actually being dead?!

    • so letty isn’t dead? wtf lol, and how come they have released Tokyo drift and Han hasn’t even got there yet? my head is so sore thinking about it.

      • If you watched the credits after ff5; no letty isn’t dead. But Dom has a new love interest apparently. The female officer. So im just curious as to how that will turn out

      • If you watched the credits after ff5, no letty isn’t dead. But Dom has a new love interest apparently. The female officer. So im just curious as to how that will turn out

  22. This is what the plot should be after Fast 5

    FF6: Should be, Letty is in Germany, she does a bank heist but gets caught. She contacts Dom to rescue her, Dom uses hes money from Fast 5 to save Letty, Then Dom finds out after he saves letty that he sees an opertunity to be set for life and be free…Something that the American Govnt gets involved along the lines of (dom if you do this 1 job in Germany we well set you free) So dom calls the crew down to pull one last job…They do it, Become free and Lots of money….Then leads into Han going into Tokyo (how han became who he was in tokyo drift) Show he the others (crew) went….

    FF7: Should be the ending of Tokyo drift where dom rocks up, And make up a tokyo drift no 2…Where it ends Fast and Furious….Something along the lines of DK’s uncle had some unpaid dues to Han and Dom….OR OR something about the lines of after Han Had hes Accident where he died in Tokyo..The police are trying to shut down the car scene there, They are closing down all performance shops, Banning all parts being imported to japan and The police are seizeing street cars..Banning anything after market.. so Then the crew join together Doms Crew and Tokyo Drifts Crew combine into 1 crew and fight against the law to get the car scene back in respect for Han….

    Then make a ending of Tokyo drift no2 to END IT ALL….Where everyone lives happiely ever after so that there will be no more questions about futre FF

    One scene i would love to see the outcome of in FF6 is in FF5 When the 2 guys gamble there money where did the ball land…

    If my plot is good please email me….

  23. i think fast 5 was the best 1 they have made so far, i hope 6 and 7 dont let us down…would be great to keep them all together still.

  24. Has anybody ever thought that perhaps that Elena Neves is actually Letty in disguise 😉

    Oh well, guess we will have to wait and see 😀 I can’t wait!!!!

  25. At 1 point it was rumored jason statham was gunna b in 6 i am sad 2 c that wont b happening. 5 was absolutely awesome but i am curious how 6 will work. Letty was entirely devoted 2 dom since they were little so if she thot she had a chance 4 him 2 come home y would she fake her death and go 2 europe? Especially considering braga’s right hand man admitted 2 killing her. Thats wat i dont understand

    • Notice her last call was to Brian she was working with Brian when she realized Braugus men were after her I assume she fakes her own death to get away and the guy who supposedly killed her was lying to his boss and to Dom to seem like sum tuff guy

  26. I can’t wait for. F.F.6 and 7 I am a big fan. Hope they make more than ten!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. love the fast movies but i still want to know who is a better racer dom or brian but also the ending of fast five with letty comming back if dom finds out probly go insane but will make the movie

  28. I love Oconner and dom love the serious.. I just got my first car gunna start racing soon with my friends .. Haha I could use some that noss (;

  29. I think they should keep it going, because O’Conner is having a kid! You can’t just make 2 more and stop!! They should continue if they stop making them we’ll never know what happens to the kid! Is he gonna be like O’Conner or is he not? This raises a lot of questions, you can’t just get a character pregnant then end the series after 2 more movies!! Who else thinks it should continue ?!

    • This isn’t days of our lives genius it has 2 end Sumwhere.

      • Naaaah if they do anymore than the two movies fast6 and 7, that will just kill the franchise. You can’t ruin a great thing like FF