‘Tokyo Drift’ Star Lucas Black Returning For Fast & Furious 7, 8 & 9

Published 2 years ago by , Updated September 17th, 2013 at 7:54 am,

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As if franchise newcomer James Wan (Insidious 1 & 2) didn’t have enough talent to direct as the new helmsman behind Fast & Furious 7, the ensemble has just gotten a little bit bigger. After welcoming action star Tony Jaa, veteran Kurt Russell and Oscar-nominated Djimon Hounsou to the already-massive cast of Fast & Furious 7, Universal Pictures is bringing back another familiar face to the series.

If Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty can return from the dead for Fast & Furious 6, why can’t the star of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (re)join the core group too? That’s right. Lucas Black is finally back.

The mid-credits button at the end of Fast & Furious 6 pulled the story of Tokyo Drift (the series’ third installment) into the main timeline of the numbered franchise installments, by introducing the brother of Fast & Furious 6 villain Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) – another Shaw played by Jason Statham – and tying his intro to a key scene in Tokyo Drift where Han (Sung Kang) is taken out in an explosion resulting from high-speed car collision.


Since 2006, fans of the series have waited to see how the story of Fast & Furious 3/Tokyo Drift would fit into the main timeline since Han dies here but is alive in the three following films (all directed by Justin Lin). And since this scene was teased at the end of Fast & Furious 6, that would mean that Lucas Black’s character Sean Boswell – the protagonist of Tokyo Drift – would likely be rejoining the series, giving the story behind why Vin Diesel shows up at the end of that film some meaning.

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For those who don’t know, Universal Pictures made a deal with Vin Diesel that in exchange for a limited-time use of the rights to Riddick he would do a cameo in Tokyo Drift, and now that investment is paying off. According to Deadline, Lucas Black is not only returning for Fast & Furious 7 but at least two more series installments.

Yes, Fast & Furious 8 and 9 are on the way, not that the news comes as any surprise. Vin Diesel already has begun talking up the eight installment along with Kurt Russell’s role that sequel, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has already teased the potential for a spinoff involving his character, Luke Hobbs. As the franchise gets bigger, so too does its fan base with Fast & Furious 6 raking in nearly $800 million worldwide.

It’s been a long time coming. Are you excited to see Lucas Black join Dominic Toretto’s crew?

Fast & Furious 7  releases July 11, 2014 – with Fast & Furious 8 sure to follow soon thereafter.

Source: Deadline

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  1. This is exciting and relieving news for me. I was hoping for Lucas Black to return since the mid credits scene of Fast 6. It is cool how they were able to connect these movies so well without the need of retconning. I am glad we are now moving past the events of Tokyo Drift since the movies have been leading up to Tokyo Drift until now.

    I know some hated Tokyo Drift because if wasn’t a “true” Fast and Furious since it didn’t have Vin Disel and Paul Walker. I disagree. I thought Tokyo Drift was a simple, yet effective story and one of my favorites. It was very different when compared to the other movies, which is about heist acts or taking down a crime/drug lord. This was a simple story of an American guy with a southern accent that had a bad life in the United States until he was forced to move to Japan. It was a nice fish out of the water story of him trying to assimilate into the culture and lifestyle. I find it funny that people complain how the movies are not about racing when Tokyo Drift is the second closet to that aspect. The movie had a fair amount of races while showing Sean’s development into more of a legit driver in Japan’s terms.

    I agree with the comment that they will definitely use the ending of Tokyo Drift as a starting point in Fast 7. Like how in Fast 6, Dom went to a race meet to try and find Letty. They can do the same thing, but this time Dom needs Sean’s help since he was a witness of Han’s death, so he wants to gather enough information as possible. Besides, Sean’s specialty within the group can be the expert drifter.

    • you put toughie kid as a medium to a gang of children in Tokyo, how do they get to become the ideallic realm of Asian crime bosses, its simple. Realestate and hot women, the progession of the relation. watch the film ad see how its created it should become epic in the nesxt 3-4 films released including another Tokyo drift with a massive twister thrown into a plenum!Copy Right 2014 min chim sogn edla!

  2. This is awesome. I sat down and watched the whole series at the time 1 to 5. 1 and 2 were ho hum but then for some reason Tokyo Drift just caught my attention and I was hooked. All that drifting. So I’m glad Lucas Black is back. This really is an awesome universe and amazing story arc.

  3. the comments i read here are like plot stories from saints row 3 or 4 and maybe 5

  4. I am in COMPLETE LOVE with these series of movies, and I always like being ahead of others on news regarding the movies. I cannot wait for the seventh movie! No one can understand my love for cars and these magnificent actors!

  5. talyor launter in the fast and the furious 8 vin diesil and paul walker
    talyor lunater in the next karatekid and wolfman and wolfman vainnna in spider man 2
    all new cast on imeb moive fast and furious 7 89

    • Is Lucius black the new Brian o’conor

      • Pual Walker’s Brother its gonna take place in F&F8 and F&F9

    • Is Lucius black the new Brian o’conner in fast 8,9

      • No Austin,

        Paul Walker’s brother Cody will take his place. They look almost exactly alike.

  6. Is lucis bllack the new brian o’connor

  7. Awsom is he really really back he will do great for Brian love them all wow!!

    • Lucas Black is not the new Brian.. Paul Walker’s Brother COdy is replacing him

  8. I love all of them EXCEPT 3.. Tokyo drift has to be the worst one yet.. The hillbilly redneck that he played, did not do the franchise any justice. Hopefully they don’t screw the next 3 up.. I hope that it’s way better than 3. I’m not of fan of Lucas Black, and bringing him back will either make or break the franchise for me..

  9. His Appearance Is Only For Just One Scene In Fast 7 ..

  10. Didn’t do the series any justice? What?! Are you kidding me? Tokyo Drift on it’s opening day in Japan made 24 million. JUST IN JAPAN. Fast and Furious 1 and 2 Around 140 million combined on their opening. It wasn’t a let down, and it didn’t do the series any problems. Lukas acted his part perfectly, and that was a redneck who was a ‘fish out of water’. THAT IS THE POINT OF THE STORY. Fish out of water. Animal out of it’s habitat. Redneck out of ‘Murica. And as you can see you are one of the few critics that believe in such a wild assumption. I’m not saying this because I’m a die hard fanboy, but the Fast and Furious franchise is amazing through n through. Also, what’s not to enjoy when a Redneck learns to drift? I think it’s pretty spectacular. He isn’t replacing Brian, and he never will. However he will definitely help fill the gap with Paul’s brother.

  11. It will never be the same without Paul but liked Tokyo drift but never cared fir Lucas Black to redneck to fit in with Diesel, Luda,rock……..wasn’t he in skinheads?? Live the movies but not feeling Lucas

  12. *slingblade

  13. Yes he was in Slingblade.. He is a great guy and is not out to take Paul Walkers place. He is one of the best people you could ever know and you do not have to refer to him as hillbilly redneck. Lucas is just himself a true honest to goodness good guy.

    • It’s weird how when you watch 1 and 2 u wantder their alike when their completely differant

  14. I like the way he talks. Umm hum

  15. Well heck. We all loved Haun ( excuse spelling) can’t believe. Y’all killed him off. Find a way to bring him back. Yes lucas is a great actor.but sorry haun rulled that film. The two of them together made it great. Now he’s been in the rest and now he’s not! Not cool. Hes a big part of it in my eyes. Heck of a part of the series

  16. This is what I’ve been waiting for. You can’t tease with Dom in #3, and not bring back my Southern boy. I am most definitely excited to see Sean’s return in #7!!!

  17. I always thought Tokyo Drift was a great film that delivered exactly what a Fast and Furious picture should. I’m stoked that Lucas Black’s Character is coming back. The writing team did and awesome job at connecting the dots here. Bravo!