Jason Statham Talks ‘Fast & Furious 7′

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[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR 'FAST & FURIOUS 6.']

There are plenty of reasons people love Fast & Furious, and one of the biggest is the franchise’s non-stop, over-the-top action. That’s why Jason Statham’s surprise cameo at the end of Fast & Furious 6 sent audiences into a such a frenzy.

Who better to butt heads with Dom Toretto and the gang than Statham, one of the greatest action stars of our generation? And it’s not just  fans that are excited. In a recent interview, Statham himself talked about the reaction to his character’s introduction and how excited he is to join the blockbuster series for Fast & Furious 7.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Statham called the action scenes “mind-blowing” and heaping praise on his co-workers.

“There’s nothin’ better than that car stuff. I’ve never seen anything to compare to it. And Vin [Diesel] is terrific. Everybody in it is just terrific. They’re a great little crew. I know Tyrese. I know Paul Walker. I’ve met all of them, and they’re all really cool. I’m really excited to be involved with it… I’m just not gonna tell ya what I’m gonna do.”

Statham expressed equal enthusiasm about working with new director James Wan, who is currently planning those amazing action sequences.

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In a separate interview with Coming Soon, Statham said he couldn’t wait to meet with the director.

“I just wrapped a movie over in Vegas, so I haven’t had a chance to sit with James. We’ve had a couple phone calls, I’m dying to sit down with him and we’re gonna figure something out. I’m really excited to be a part of that franchise.”

While Statham was open with his excitement, he was scant on actual details about his character. Though we know that he’s likely playing the brother of Luke Evans’ character Owen Shaw, Statham didn’t confirm or deny his role. In fact, he shared his distaste for any and all spoilers about the movie.

“Obviously, we’re trying to work out now what angle to come from. Some people say, ‘Wait, are you gonna be the villain? The guy who threatens the world and wants to blow everything up?’ No. ‘What kind of an antagonist are you gonna be?’ I’m not gonna say what I’m gonna be. The spoilers are the worst…I’m gonna try and keep my mouth shut and not say what I’m gonna be doing.”

That being said, I’m sure that we’ll get plenty of information about Statham’s role over the coming months whether he shares it or not.

The real question is: How long can this franchise keep going? The movies only seem to be gaining in popularity with each new installment, and are continuing to add bigger stars with each new outing. Will we see Fast & Furious 8, 9, and 10? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Fast & Furious 7 hits theaters July 11th, 2014.

Source: Entertainment Weekly & Coming Soon

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  1. Can’t wait to watch this mehhn….statam

  2. Same ole stuff. every FF movie just has lame disel kikin everyones ass. Come up with somethin diffrent not so predictable. I only watch these movie hoping i see my 1990 Ford Mustang Coupe 5.0 but FF movies hate on Ford muscle cars. They always make it seem like Foed is not better than riceburners or Mopar. Good thing i download these movies on my computer and showing much support for these weak actors. Jason Statham should stay away from these wannabees who dont kno cars. MUSCLEMUSTANGSANDFASTFORDS247.137

    • Mustangs are muscle, yes. But on the lower end of the scale. They’re cheap, and the littlest modifications will make them faster. I own a 92 BMW. My car is faster than my boyfriends 02 GT, not to mention more reliable. Yes, I put more money toward buying my parts, but it’s for quality.
      Mopar tops Ford on muscle. Chevy tops Ford on muscle. And imports can, too. The difference between the “rice burners” you know, and the imports they put in their movies, is the ones in the movies have the potential to go that fast. They aren’t the same image you have in your head when you see a Japanese, German, Swedish, etc. car.
      Please educate yourself, and take off those blinders, before you say they are weak actors for what kind of CARS are in the movies. You’re seeing the motor world with tunnel vision, and people like you shouldn’t have access to anything with 4 wheels.

    • you sir are beyond ignorant. I mean that statement all together was just pure envy and stupidity.

  3. Definitely needs to keep going until u cant do any more

  4. I honestly believe it’d be an insult to Paul’s memory if they re-shoot the entire film. I believe that they should go on with the possible idea of using a stunt double or look-alike in Paul’s place and have his character Brian O’Conner killed somehow in the film. Give it a sad but acceptable ending that will close off the the films. Regardless of how the movie is done it will be really hard for us to accept the fact that our beloved Paul Walker is no longer with us. However, I think true fans, like myself, would be grateful to see him in his last performance. I hope someone sees this that can take this in advisement for the continuation of the film.
    RIP Paul Walker

  5. What about James bond in ff guys ? It may be good I think :)

  6. nAH, I heard he wrapped his car around a streetlamp too.

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    lol buncha hotrodding f@gg0ts

  7. The Fast and the Furious franchise is one of the best ever. I can see it continuing down the line just like James Bond has. It’s just one of those types of movie that continues to be awesome and entertaining with each installment. It is going to feel different when Fast 8 eventually releases without the awesome presence of Paul Walker but I faith that it will continue to grow. You know if your 6 movies into a franchise and people still love it you have something special o. Your hands.

  8. fast & furious one of great series like prison break……introducing jason stantham it sound more than expandables…..r.i.p to paul walker as we wait for this series to go one .am waiting series seventh

  9. Waw I just love Fast and the Furious, all its series are good, and now with my favourate actor in play in FnF.7. Its definately going to be mind blowing. Yeah I hope the series carry on, purhaps up to ten.

  10. i want to see jason statham kick vin petrol’s a.s.s!! and race.in.peace to paul walker(the best gangster s.h.i.t in the movie) lastly, i want every character in the movie die and explode and turn into real piece of s.h.i.t like bang!! kaboom! like when they are racing suddenly the earth explode and blast their a.s.s..so there will be no more ff8.

  11. or there will be ff8..where jason statham will build his muscle like the rock, and slam dom toretto lil a** and tyrese’s too.. even statham is 5’9 a lil bit lil than weak a** tyrese and diesel. alright,slam their a** or put their d*ck in the charger exhaust and rev until 7000rpm. let their di.ck burning! and laugh like bandit ..hahaha! the end of ff8. ahhh i think i want to be the next director of fnf..making this movie even bigger…making people pround of hollywood.