In a radio interview Friday on the Valentine in the Morning show, Paul Walker, star of three of the four Fast and the Furious movies, revealed that there will be a fifth installment in the franchise.
He explains that that he and Vin Diesel would both be back to reprise their character roles and that the film would take place in Brazil.
Walker had this to say about Fast and Furious, which opened last weekend, and the next film:
“This was supposed to be it… There wasn’t supposed to be the open-ended closing like there was. When I first read the screenplay, I was like, ‘Man, look what they’re doing.’ But without question, with the way things opened up, Vin and I will be coming back, we’re making a fifth one, and we’re going to Brazil, that’s it.”
The conversation then led to asking Walker why he came back for this film after not doing the third.
“Vin didn’t do the second one, and fans would always ask me, Why didn’t Vin do the second one? I didn’t really have an answer for them,” he said. “And then I didn’t do the third one. And guys would come up to me on the street and be like, ‘Hey, why weren’t you in the third one?’ And when they ask the question, it’s kinda like they got that look…saying, ‘Don’t tell us you’re too good for us now.'”
They’ve finally figured out the formula – For the movie to bring in big bucks, they need to bring back the main cast! Who would of thought? That’s exactly what they did with Fast and Furious and the movie had a massive opening weekend and now they’re already planning another sequel.
I wonder what they’ll call the next installment – They’ve completely abandoned any sort of numbering scheme with the movies so far, using a subtitle for the third film (Tokyo Drift) and dropping the two appearances of the word “the” from the original title for Fast and Furious. Maybe they can drop the “and” and go with Furiously Fast?
What do you think of yet another Fast and the Furious movie?