ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

The official US release date for Fast & Furious 7 is April 3 - well, unless you're lucky enough to have caught an advanced screening - and Vin Diesel is already dropping plot bombs for Fast & Furious 8!

Vin - who plays speed-loving hardman Dom Toretto in the Fast franchise - spilled the goss on the eighth Fast & Furious movie on Jimmy Kimmel Live, raising some pretty exciting points about the future of the series.

It will be set in New York - and Kurt Russell will be vital

All those years ago Kurt Russell orchestrated an Escape From New York and now Fast & Furious is sending him back! Furious 7 sees Russell join as die-hard bigshot Frank Petty, and Diesel lets us in on a secret: Russell's gonna be a big deal in the next movie:

"Kurt Russell came in for this movie but we really hired him because of a story that follows this, and takes place in New York. There's some cool stuff that not everybody knows."

We'll see some old (and new) faces return

Blink and you'll miss it but Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift's Sean Boswell (played by Lucas Black) will be in the next Fast & Furious movie.

Hopefully we'll also see more of franchise newcomer Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) - who Diesel describes as "unbelievable" on screen, and martial arts legend Tony Jaa. Check out this insane fight scene between his character, Kiet, and Paul Walker!

We're getting at least two more Fast & Furious movies

Like some kind of crazy high octane chess, Vin Diesel plays at least two moves ahead, confirming at the very least Fast & Furious 8 and 9:

"I always think about these films multiple pictures in advance. I think of them as trilogies."

Screen Rant also reports that Lucas Black is contracted for another two movies, so we can expect more fuel-pumping, tire-screeching action in theaters for a good few years yet... so more of the the family to do Paul proud.

Excitingly, these two movies - Fast 8 & 9 - are rumored to be a 'Multi-part finale' to the franchise, which may be directed by original trilogy helmer Justin Lin.

As someone who's seen Furious 7, I can say that they're gonna have a mammoth challenge to eclipse the action and awesomeness of FF7 in the franchise finale - but I'm sure they'll manage it!

Check out the full interview with Vin here (the salient portion begins from around 2:30)

Fast & Furious 7 hits theaters April 3 - here's a taste...

Sources: ABC, Youtube, Screen Rant


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