Kurt Russell on Fast & Furious 7 & Expendables 3

News Simon Brew 17 Feb 2014 - 06:36
Kurt Russell in Breakdown (1997)

Kurt Russell gives an update on Fast & Furious 7 and 8, and explains why he's not interested in The Expendables...

The mighty Kurt Russell is a busy man at the minute. He's got a new film arriving via video on demand services - that'd be The Art Of The Steal - and he's continuing to work on Fast & Furious 7, which resumed production last month, following the tragic death of Paul Walker.

Russell confirmed in a new interview with IGN that he's still on board the film, and that he has more material to film. "I've been told April, maybe May, maybe Dubai, maybe Atlanta, maybe LA", he said.

Questioned whether his role in Fast & Furious 7 would build to a larger part in Fast & Furious 8, Russell admitted that "the character has been purposely been treated in a certain way so that he can [return] or can't. The 'can' will be an interesting stretch. It works, because I understand what it is and we came up with it. It's like, 'Oh, wow! That's cool!' If he doesn't, then he doesn't. If he gets killed, he gets killed. That will be for them to determine".

Russell continued, saying that "I just wanted to be able to work with them making the best possible character to either be sad he doesn't move on or say, 'Yeah, I want this character to move on - we need this character to move on.' That sort of thing. I don't know what the situation, with Paul dying, does to that. I don't know".

One film that Russell's definitely not involved with - in spite of being on many people's wishlist for it - is The Expendables 3. So why? " I mean, I'm glad Sly's done well with this. He's a great person. The fellas all seem to have a good time. I've never seen any of them. It's not a beat I get. It's like looking backwards to me", Russell told the site.

Fast & Furious 7 is set for release in 2015.


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I think I speak for everyone here regarding Expendables 3 and say ....... *ahem* NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

They're great fun! Not going to win any awards but they're always a laugh

Sorry I wasn't abusing The Expendables, rather lamenting the mighty Russell not appearing in one of them.

Ah, I misinterpreted. It is a shame. But if you do abuse The Expendables, you and I are gonna have a problem...

While I'm a huge fan I don't feel The Expendables films are missing too much by him not being there... Though as I was typing that I was thinking what a great villain he'd make for 4. I'd like to see Jason Momoa appear in the Expendables, maybe as an enforcer to the main villain like Scott Adkins was in 2 and Stone Cold was in the first Expendables.

I'm so glad this was put up. I miss Kurt. I wish he was in more movies. He's such a great leading man. I'd love for him to team up with Carpenter one more time, but it looks unlikely with what he's saying here regarding EX3.

This guy should work more. I was watching breakdown the other day and remember wondering why he hasn't been in a lot lately.

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