Vin Diesel Promises that Fast and Furious 7 Will be Set in Los Angeles

Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in Fast and Furious 6 (2013) Movie Image


According to Vin Diesel, the undisputed star of Universal’s ensemble “Fast and Furious” franchise, the next (and 7th) installment in the lucrative vehicle series will be returning to the streets of Los Angeles.

Diesel made the announcement to fans gathered at a party for “Fast and Furious 6’s” Los Angeles premiere last night, which was attended by the domed one and his co-stars from the film, along with part 7’s new director, James Wan.

Diesel was quoted as saying the following:

I told the Universal people there was no way we were not having a Los Angeles premiere. One other thing: For ‘Fast and Furious 7,’ we are bringing it back to Los Angeles!

The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift (2006) Movie PosterThis is interesting, especially given the ending of “Fast and Furious 6”, which finally bridged the gap between “The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift” (the third in the series) and the rest of the franchise, and made me think part 7 would be returning to Tokyo. Apparently not.

Fans of the series know that there’s always been an oddity with the movies — all of it surrounding Sung Kang’s Han character, who died near the end of “Tokyo Drift”, but somehow re-appeared in future installments of the franchise. This was explained with “Tokyo Drift” taking place, in the film’s wacky timeline, well after the events of all the films that followed it, including “Fast & Furious”, “Fast Five”, and now, “Fast and Furious 6”. (Are you confused yet?)

I won’t spoil it here, but there is an after-credits scene in “Fast and Furious 6” that explains how Han died in “Tokyo Drift” but then could still appear in all the other movies. It also introduces a major new villain played by a very famous actor. For those who can’t wait to find out for themselves when “Fast and Furious 6” opens this Friday, you can read that SPOILER here. (I can confirm it is 100% correct.)

Universal already has “Fast and Furious 7” set for 2014.

Video of the premiere. Looks like they cut out the part where Vin Diesel says “Fast and Furious 7” will be returning to Los Angeles:

Via : Variety