Having become a tremendous smash-hit, the 'Fast & Furious' franchise has no plans of stopping. But where will it go without Paul Walker?
As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where the franchise will go from here. Originally conceived as the first in a trilogy, 'Furious 7' was rewritten as a send-off for the late actor Paul Walker and ends on a definitive final note. So where to from here?
"We think there's at least three more," says Donna Langley, head of the film's studio, Universal. "Paul is, and always will be, an integral part of the story. But there are many other great characters, and it's also an opportunity to introduce new characters."
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For their seventh adventure, the Fast & Furious cast and crew continue to outdo themselves with mind-boggling stunt driving and outrageous action mayhem, this time infusing everything with emotion as a way of honouring late actor Paul Walker. The rip-roaring pace and more internalised drama combine effectively to create a riotous thrill ride that might actually bring a lump to the throat. Even if it's all utterly preposterous, it's solidly entertaining.
Things pick up right where Part 6 left off, with former black-ops killer Deckerd Shaw (Jason Statham, who else?) determined to avenge his fallen brother. As he tracks them down, Dominic and Brian (Vin Diesel and Paul Walker) have reassembled their team (Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) to take a job with shady government agent Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell). Their target is the even shadier villain Jakanda (Djimon Hounsou), who has kidnapped a genius hacker (Nathalie Emmanuel) to get his hands on her all-seeing gadget. But Shaw is on their trail as they track Jakanda to the mountains of Azerbaijan, and he interrupts their mission there as well as in the deserts of Abu Dhabi and the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
The double-edged premise offers all kinds of opportunity for plot twists, but of course the main point of these movies is to create increasingly insane set-pieces. This time, the film opens with Brian explaining to his young son that cars can't fly, after which director James Wan proves otherwise, flinging our heroes' hot rods into the sky from airplanes, tower blocks and cliff tops. Amazingly, they seem able to steer even in mid-air! But never mind, it looks so painfully cool that there's little do do but sit back and enjoy the chaos, knowing that even though a flashy vehicle is destroyed every minute, there's a newer, more awesome car coming in the next scene.
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Guys, chill. She didn't mean it that way.
Michele Rodriguez sure knows how to word an apology right. This time, she took to Facebook to apologize about “the whole superhero thing.” She was referring, of course, to her TMZ interview, in which she unintentionally went on a tirade about actors from ethnic minorities playing characters, intended to be white. When speaking to TMZ recently, she dropped this gem of a quote.
Oops! Michelle Rodriguez didn't mean it that way, apparently.
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” she told TMZ in a video posted Saturday. “I think it’s so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It’s so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own. What’s up with that?”
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The 36-year-old actress was forced to clarify what she actually meant when she told minority actors to "stop stealing all the white people's superheroes."
Michelle Rodriguez is known to be rather outspoken, but she even realizes her recent comments about minority actors in Hollywood may have gone a little too far, and now the 36-year-old actress is offering an apology.
Rodriguez has apologized for ehr comments about minority actors
Rodriguez caused controversy on Friday night (Feb 28th) when she was caught on video saying that minority movie stars shouldn't play white characters that are already established and make up their own.
The sins of London have followed them home. After throwing Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) out of a cargo plane, his brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is out for revenge. When Shaw kills Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) in a brutal car-crash, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) are forced back behind the wheel for one last ride, in order to find the man who killed their friend before he can get to them. This investigation will see the team dropping their cars out of planes and driving between buildings to prove that they are the Furious 7.
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The 36-year-old actress recently opened up about the prospect of becoming a mother and finding love in the future.
Michelle Rodriguez has always remained very quiet when it comes to her private life, but the 36-year-old actress recently lifted the lid on a variety of personal topics, admitting she is a "picky bitch. I hate everything."
Rodriguez recently spoke about becoming a mother in the future
The 36-year-old spoke candidly with Interview magazine's February issue, about finding love, the pressure of becoming a mother and how she carries herself in life, in an interview conducted by Milla Jovovich.
One year on, Walker's family and friends still find it hard to deal with the loss.
It’s been a year since the death of Paul Walker. With all the bad stuff that happened in 2014, the actor’s death last winter sort of fell behind in newsworthiness, but he is constantly in the thoughts and prayers of his family – both his real one and his onscreen one.
A year later, life without the beloved son, father and friend hasn't gotten any easier.
The 2015 Pirelli Calendar launch in Milan, Italy, was attended by models from all over the world, as well as film stars Adrien Brody and Michelle Rodriguez. Film producer Mohammed al Turki also posed on the red carpet, as well as Argentinian footballer Javier Zanetti.
There's ever more death-defying stunts to be had with this crack team of vehicular warriors, who reunited after a brief retirement when DSS agent Luke Hobbs enlisted them to help catch former soldier Owen Shaw and stop his rampage of terrorism. After he is spectacularly defeated, the team, led by Dominic Toretto, are faced with another potentially fatal situation as his brother Ian Shaw is dead-set on revenge. Somehow, the team find themselves parachuting from an aeroplane in their respective cars, hanging off the edge of cliffs and various other deadly exploits as Shaw and his men ruthlessly hunt them down. Danger and disaster might be what these guys live their lives by, but have the team finally met their match?
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