‘Fast and the Furious 6′ Casting Rumors Include Luke Evans & Rihanna

Published 3 years ago by , Updated October 23rd, 2012 at 8:27 am,

Fast Six Luke Evans Fast and the Furious 6 Casting Rumors Include Luke Evans & Rihanna

When we last saw Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) they were tearing up the streets of Brazil in twin Dodge Chargers. Did I mention that attached to the rear of the vehicles was a safe loaded with over a 100 million dollars? With production for Fast and the Furious 6 (Fast Six?) underway one can only wonder what director Justin Lin has in mind to follow up the explosive action scenes he blessed us with in Fast Five.

The entire cast of Fast Five is due back for the sixth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, including Michelle Rodriguez who is set to return as Vin Diesel’s on-screen girlfriend Letty, despite her seemingly untimely demise in fourth film. Also joining the growing ensemble might be two more stars.

Twitch is reporting that Luke Evans may step in as the villain in Fast and the Furious 6. It had been long rumored that Jason Statham might take the villain role but it appears now that he is no longer available. While the Wales, UK born Evans may not be as well known as Statham, he’s certainly on the cusp of international super-stardom with recent key roles including Aramis  (The Three Musketeers), Zeus (Immortals) and a stint in last weekend’s The Raven under his belt. Evans also has three movies (No One Lives, Ashes and the highly anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) scheduled for release before the ball drops on December 31st.

Boosting the female side of the cast is not only the return of Rodriguez and the potential addition of Haywire star Gina Carino, but pop star Rihanna, at least according to The Daily Mail. Like Carino, Rihanna also only has one film under her belt in Battleship which opens later this month. Rihanna’s role however may be relatively minor as the report has her shooting specific scenes on a track south of London, perhaps as an underground race organizer? Her rep told MTV that she wasn’t aware of any such role so we await confirmation on all of the casting reports.

Though not confirmed, word on the street is that the Fast and the Furious 6 storyline may once again be set on international soil. If this is true, it makes all the financial sense in the world to have a UK actor and a Barbadian singer step in to add even more flavor to the diverse cast.

Assuming Luke Evans accepts the role as the villain in Fast Six, he will be following up an exceptional performance by Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five). As Evans’ films continue to hit the big screen both fast and furious (pun intended), he may find himself in a breakout role in one of next year’s biggest films. While Statham would have been a fun addition to the Fast and the Furious 6 cast, Evans may be the next best thing… that is of course, unless Michael Fassbender becomes available.

Fast and the Furious 6 is currently in production and is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 24th, 2013.

Sources: Twitch, The Daily Mail, MTV

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  1. i think luke evans would be a good addition to fast 6. but i do not want rihanna! maybe MAYBE if its a non speaking cameo.

  2. SO its “News Years Eve” for dudes cram as many terrible actors and actresses in a weak story sprinkle with sex explosions and nice cars… I am In.

  3. Both Jason Statham and Michael Fassbender would have been an amazing addition to the franchise, don’t know about Like Evans, haven’t seen much of his work and I can even do with Gina Carino but please, not Rihanna! NOT EVER! Not now after an awesome and almost perfect cast in ‘Fast Five’ and BTW I’ve seen ‘Battleship’ she sucks (although her role is not major). Again, to us a favor and let the Rihanna part be just a rumor.

  4. Please leave out Rihanna, this is getting ridiculous lol.

  5. Jason Statham would had been a awesome addition in Fast and Furious 6.

    He was great in Celluar.

    Still Luke Evans as the main villain in Fast and Furious 6? That’s something I am not sure about, I mean Vin Diesel or The Rock can destory Evans seconds in a fair fight.

    Besides I hope Leon returns too.

    Johnny Strong (who played Leon ) made his first film in 12 years.

    It’s called Saints and Sinners and it has got good reviews because of the great cast and low budget action.

    Rihanna in F&F 6? No way!

    • I want Leon to come back too

  6. No Rihanna.

  7. Plz god no rihanna shes terrible at acting she was so annoying in battleship i dont get y shes even acting. She should just go back to singing

  8. They’ve been milking this series since my high school days. Time to move on. It’s like one of those stupid dance movies for chicks, only with cars for guys (neither mind the terrible acting as long as there’s dancing or cars).

    • If u dont like it dont watch it but they are making a ton of money off the movie so there making another one as soon as the loose money or dont make enough to make it worth it they will stop just like any other series

  9. I’m afraid that Fast Five was so good that anything else after it will pale in comparison. The fight between Diesel and the Rock was iconic!

    • What’s it like having the IQ of a peanut?

    • i definitely agree.

  10. I thought I had heard that part 5 was supposed to be the final one. Apparently not… lol

    • it might have been but the werent expecting it to have 600 million off it either when they prolly said that

    • if youve seen fast five, then you know that letty is supposed to come back so therefore they cant just end it there.

      • im sammy toooo and i agree ,,, lol we saw michelle … so obviously theres gana be a sequel .. OMG i cant wait …

  11. Please…Please…Please No RIHANNA!!!
    I love the “The Fast and Furious” series but please dont add Rihanna in it!

  12. I believe that they shouldn’t try to hard on making it all about the publicity by adding Rihanna. They should just stick with what they already have and try not to overdo it

  13. Please, who doesn’t want to see Rihanna in some tight leather with fast cars? It doesn’t even matter if she can act. It is not like the Fast and Furious movies are in contention for the Academy Awards and it is Rihanna’s presence which will ruin their chances.

  14. Oh my, I agree with alot of people on here… Don’t cast Rihanna in this movie!

  15. Rihuanna is not a good idea. Jason Statham would’ve been an awesome addition.

  16. Get Jason statham on board!! He would make that movie explode. Transporter meets fast and furious? Another precision driver? That would be flawless!!

    • I completely agree with Frank, Jason Statham would be perfect for the movie! They should do everything possible to get him onboard.
      No Rhinna please, it’s been a great series, she will kill it. I’m not even sure if I would go watch it if she’s in it.

  17. Plz no rihanna just stick to music

  18. schedule gusto ko