Lucas Black Will Return to the Fast and Furious Franchise and Never, Ever Leave Again

Lucas Black and Lil Wow Wow in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift (2006) Movie Image

“Sorry, Woof, Woof, but I don’t think they want you back, too, brah.”

Although Justin Lin’s first “Fast and Furious” movie, 2006’s “The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift” is generally derided and looked on as something of a black sheep in the franchise, I thought it was actually pretty good. I really liked Lucas Black’s Sean Boswell character, and was somewhat disappointed when he never showed back up in the series.

The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift (2006) Movie PosterWell, looks like that’s going to be changing with the in-production “Fast and Furious 7″, which will feature Boswell back in action, with Black signed on for the movie, with options for an eighth and ninth entry as well, making him a new regular. Which makes sense, since at the end of “Fast and Furious 6″, the series had jettisoned two previous regulars, including Black’s “Tokyo Drift” co-star Sung Kang, whose death sets the stage for part 7’s plot machinations.

James Wan is directing “Fast and Furious 7″, with stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Jordana Brewster back . They’ll be joined this time-round by Jason Statham as the new bad, Kurt Russell, Djimon Honsou, UFC champ Ronda Rousey, and Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa.

And now, Sean Boswell is also back. The 2006 co-starred rapper Bow Wow and Nathalie Kelley, along with “The Wolverine’s” Brian Tee as the bad guy.

The fact that Universal is already eyeballing an eighth and ninth installment shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. This franchise has shown that it has legs, and as long as the filmmakers give fans what they want — Vin Diesel flexing, fast, shiny cars, and crazy, gravity-defying stunts, I don’t see the appeal dwindling anytime soon.

“Fast and Furious 7″ is currently set for 2014.

Here’s some trivia for ya: Vin Diesel did the cameo at the end of “Tokyo Drift” (below) in exchange for the rights to his Riddick character. Since Riddick’s last outing was the huge flop “The Chronicles of Riddick” two years earlier, I guess Universal didn’t think they had anything to lose.

Via : Deadline

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  • a.k.a. Nate

    Was bound to happen…. hopefully it’ll be cool and enjoyable…. and fast….and furious…to the 7th power.

  • gomugomu

    Lucas Black is cool…..hope they bring back alive Han’s gf…since you never really see her die.

  • Dedpool

    This franchise is like Saw! it just keeps going! But Bring it!

  • Guest

    Saw the first FF, that was enough for me. Silly silly movies. But Vin only makes moeny with these things so I can’t blame him for keeping them going.

  • PK68

    Saw the first FF, that was enough for me. Silly silly movies. But Vin only makes money with these things so I can’t blame him for keeping them going.

  • Avalon

    I can barely contain my excitement at that cast! HOLY SHIT! That movie is going to be hardcore action.