Jason Statham Confirmed for 'Fast & Furious 7'

Michelle Rodriguez confirms his involvement

Jason Statham in Fast and Furious 7I don't consider the news Jason Statham will play a role in Fast & Furious 7 to be a spoiler. Perhaps the character he plays is a bit of a spoiler (and the third and fourth paragraphs below reveals it), but not really as I get the impression he just might turn up in Fast & Furious 6 based on what Michelle Rodriguez had to say to DesdeHollywood (via The Playlist) as she confirmed his role in the next film.

"Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, when you see these guys in a room you know they belong together," she said. "You can see in their eyes that they have gone through a lot... I applaud Universal for getting him on-board!"

As for what character he'll play, the previous rumor stated Statham will have a cameo in Fast & Furious 6 as the brother to Luke Evans' character setting up the seventh film. Evans, of course, plays the film's bad guy.

The seventh film is rumored to tie the entire franchise together with a scene that will supposedly take place somewhere in the middle of the timeline during 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift with Statham smashing up a car and then calling Vin Diesel's character with a threat.

Fast & Furious 6 hits theaters on May 24 with Fast & Furious 7 already locking up a July 11, 2014 date with James Wan (Insidious) directing.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    The Stath!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    I loved the Fast Five heist team and the team s back in the sixth movie which made me extremely happy. I hoe for the 7th the team will be back again with the addition of Statham

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    Not sure if this news helps or hinders Fast Six. I would have thought that the surprise at the end would have been a cliffhanger for Fast Seven...

  • http://www.filmofilia.com Yaz Rabadi

    YES!