Fast & Furious 7 confirmed for summer 2014
It's definite: Fast & Furious 7 is being scheduled for next year, in a July 2014 release slot.
In the scheme of things, Universal faced a choice. It could carry on with the Fast & Furious franchise being in the hands of the director who's given the studio four consecutive hits with it (assuming this summer's Fast & Furious 6 hits big, which it will). Or it could have the seventh film turned around in just over a year, but it'd have to sacrifice its director to do so.
You already know the answer. Justin Lin walked away from directing Fast & Furious 7 a week or two back, and to be fair to Universal, it's recruited an interesting replacement in James Wan. But Wan has a massive job on his hands, as it's been revealed that the film will indeed be needed next summer. To be exact, Fast & Furious 7 is due in cinemas on July 11th 2014, it's now been confirmed.
Vin Diesel will lead the returning cast, and rumours persist that Jason Statham will be signing up for this one. When we know more, we'll let you know. And then there's still the small matter of Fast & Furious 6, which is due out next month...
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