‘Fast & Furious 6′ Featurette: Diesel and Rodriguez Talk the Return of Letty

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Dominic Toretto’s past catches up with him in unexpected ways in Fast & Furious 6, the penultimate installment in the urban street racing-turned heist franchise. An offer from federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) gives Dom the chance to reunite his scattered family after years of running from the law. However, this comes at a price: the criminal faction he must take down includes his old flame Letty (Michele Rodriguez), who has mysteriously reappeared after she was thought dead in Fast & Furious.

Screenwriter Chris Morgan and director Justin Lin are returning behind the camera, working reuniting with stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The new cast additions include Gina Carano (Haywire) playing Hobbs’ new partner and Luke Evans (Immortals) as the law-breaking mastermind who stands between Dom and claiming his future (not to mention, reconciling his past in the form of Letty).

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The Fast & Furious 6 trailers and story had us believing this might be the self-enclosed finale to the trilogy set in motion by events in Fast & Furious. A rumor about the post-credits scene setting up Fast & Furious 7 better explains how the Lin and Morgan are both wrapping up the Dom/Letty subplot AND tying off the threads left dangling since Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. It also goes back to Diesel’s comments before the sixth movie began production, about there being too many plot elements to payoff in just two hours.

Fast & Furious 6 looks good for reasons that go beyond racing sequences involving tanks or set pieces in the shape of plummeting aircraft (though, those don’t hurt, of course), as Diesel and Rodriguez discuss in the new featurette. The series themes of brotherhood, forming across the divides of ethnicity and class, appear to continue developing in satisfying ways. Besides, any film that gives metaphorical significance to fisticuffs between Carano and Rodriguez (representing Dom’s future and past, respectively), is pretty awesome in my book.

Look for Fast & Furious 6 in theaters on May 24th, 2013.


Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Man I’ll tell you, and don’t care what anyone says, but Michele Rodriguez is one hot woman!


  2. michelle rodriguez is awesome! and cant wait for this movie.

  3. Michele is indeed hot. But to bad she does not like men.

  4. The guilty pleasure that these series is becoming one of the most anticipated movies of the year. I thought the no sequel could be as good the first. Each sequel offered something different which is not necessarily bad but neither attempt really took off, for me. The fourth one while okay when watching just seems to be too distinct yet rehash of past events for me to revisit. Fast Five reignited the love for the characters and brought the fun from the first film while really delivering theme of this sort of diverse urban family. It opened the series to new possibilities by giving it breathing room from the initial premise of the series while still honoring the roots and evolving in a way that makes sense within the context of the series.

    The Fast and the Furious 6! I cannot wait!

  5. Metaphorical significance to… Carano and Rodriguez (representing Dom’s future and past, respectively).

    Erm… Isn’t Toretto with Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) as of F5? Carano plays Luke Hobbs’ new partner, a completely new character. Since they’ve been on the run since F5 and he was with Elena at the end of that one, how do you surmise that he somehow winds up in a relationship with the partner of the guy hunting him down in order to give she and Letty fighting metaphorical significance?

    • I was thinking in terms of Carano being one-half of the team holding the key to his future (ie. freedom) and Rodriguez being part of the past that’s holding Dom back. If it were Elena and Letty fighting, Dom’s past and future would be battling in both a literal and metaphorical sense.

    • The reference is to Carano, being Hobbs’ partner – and the deal for a pardon being on the table. Hence Toretto’s future as a free man.

      • I get what you two are saying now, but metaphorical seems like a stretch. Were it Hobbs and Letty throwing down I could see it.

  6. Bring it!

  7. Spoiler alert Hans gets his Rx7 in this movie

  8. That’ was wicked and I’m happy happy that letty came back in this movie

  9. letty im so glad that she came back to life well she was medered by someone but im glad that she came back to life shes a good actorer in the moivie