The first footage from Fast & Furious 6 aired during Super Bowl XLVII. Today, we can offer a proper (and extended: 3+minutes) trailer for what is shaping up as the climactic (last?), no-holds-barred finale to the Fast and the Furious series.
Fast & Furious 6 catches up with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his deft-defying racer buddies, enjoying the spoils from their ‘last job’ in Rio when Federal Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) comes a knockin’. It turns out Hobbs has been pursuing a criminal mastermind named Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his elite driving force across the world, with Dom and his team being his one last hope at taking Shaw down. The crew agrees on two conditions: 1) Hobbs gives them all full pardons, so they no longer have to live as a fractured family and 2) Dom is allowed to meet up with the presumed-dead Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), who is Shaw’s second-in-command.
It turns out the Super Bowl preview was just the tip of the iceberg, as far as the elaborate stunts, outlandish vehicular set pieces and adrenaline-fueled cinematic kinetics arriving courtesy of Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin (returning from the last three installments). Here, we get a better glimpse at execution of sequences involving specialized car collisions, tank battles, crashing planes and new addition Gina Carano – former MMA sensation and star of Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire – brawling with Rodriguez, in addition to other stunts. Suffice it to say, Lin’s throwing in everything but the kitchen sink (and maybe even that), this time around.
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Screenwriter Chris Morgan is likewise returning from the previous three Fast and the Furious movies, tying off storylines for each individual member of Dom’s multi-ethnic (and multi-gender) brotherhood; not to mention, bringing emotional closure to the events in Fast and Furious. Diesel previously claimed the series game plan had changed, evolving so that things would be settled over two more films after Fast Five. However, Fast and Furious 7 was not filmed back-to-back with the sixth installment, as originally rumored; thus, for the time being, it seems this Fast & Furious 6 may indeed conclude the second trilogy in the franchise.
… Unless it ends on a cliff-hanger setting the stage for the seventh movie (like the mid-credits scene from Fast Five did), of course.
The Fast & Furious 6 cast includes Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
Look for Fast & Furious 6 in theaters (including IMAX) on May 24th, 2013.