Diesel confirmed that there were plans for three more movies, but that a director and a script were not yet in the bag for 'Furious 8'.
Good news for Fast & Furious fans today, as the franchise’s star, producer and co-creator Vin Diesel has confirmed that there will be another three movies before the series ends.
Writing on his Facebook page on Sunday (September 27th), Diesel said that Universal Studios had given the green light to a final trilogy of movies to be made to bring the franchise to a close. Given that that first instalment came way back in 2001, and that the eighth movie has a tentative release date of spring 2017, it’s entirely possible that the Fast & Furious movies will have spanned two decades by the time it’s through.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that there will be another trilogy of 'Fast & Furious' movies
Hogarth Hughes is an intelligent young boy with a love of exploring. One day, his adventurous nature leads him to discover a colossal iron giant living in the forest having fallen from space. The robot appears to have the understanding of a child and thus finds himself vulnerable to the dangers of the earth and oblivious to his fate should the government find out about him. When Hogarth realises this and that the iron giant just wants to be his friend, he does everything within his power to keep him safe, even if that means lying to the government agents and army officials who come sniffing around for information. Hogarth is just 9-years-old, but he finds himself having to explain the way the world works to this confused creature, including mortality, sacrifice and the rules of right and wrong.
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Kaulder is an immortal witch hunter, the last of his kind having been cursed with eternal life by his foe the Queen Witch centuries earlier. There was once a time where witches ran afoul of the entire Earth, bringing with them a destructive plague to exterminate humanity. After Kaulder's explosive victory, however, the world was a little safer. Now living in New York - miserable and lonely, while his deceased wife and child are worlds away in the afterlife - Kaulder discovers that it's not over yet. The Queen Witch has returned with a vengeance, but this time it's going to take more than a witch killer to take her out. In order to slay her, you've got to be like her, and so Kaulder must unite with a beautiful young sorceress with the ability to destroy her - even if it's against his better judgement.
Continue: The Last Witch Hunter Trailer
It really pays to be 'Iron Man' for Robert Downey Jr.
The Avengers and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes list of the world's highest paid actors for the third year in a row, taking home a massive $80million last year. The star’s ranking was said to have be greatly helped by the Chinese box office, where Downey’s latest offering The Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $240 million.
Robert Downey Jr has been named the world’s highest paid actor by Forbes magazine.
In the number two spot was Hong Kong born action star Jackie Chan, who raked in an impressive $50 million thanks to the release of Dragon Blade. Following Chan at number three was another somewhat surprising entrant, Vin Diesel, whose role in mega-hit Furious 7 saw him take home $47 million.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actors List Again
Meadow Walker posted a moving photo on Instagram on Sunday.
Paul Walker’s daughter has paid tribute to her late father on Father’s Day by posting an old family photograph on social media.
Meadow Walker, now 16, picked out a beautiful picture from the family album of the Fast and Furious actor kissing her on the cheek when she was a baby, while the two of them are sharing a cuddle.
The 'Dukes of Hazzard' legend was previously linked with the tragic Paul Walker on a separate project years ago, and revealed that he would be interested in playing a part in the popular franchise.
John Schneider, the former star of TV’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’, has expressed a desire to be a part of the Fast & Furious franchise. Having previously been linked with a car racing film project with the late actor Paul Walker, he has said he would be “very interested” in joining the Furious cast.
The franchise’s ever-present star Vin Diesel confirmed the existence of plans for an eighth movie last week, with a release pencilled in for April 2017. Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the popular TV series, admitted a role for him “would make sense because ‘Dukes…’ really paved the way for films like Fast & Furious. I'd be very interested in joining the cast.”
John Schneider of 'Dukes of Hazzard'
Continue reading: 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Star John Schneider For 'Furious 8' Role?
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."
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill
‘The Longest Ride’ provide no match for the seventh ‘Fast and the Furious’ instalment.
Furious 7 is still sitting on top of the US box office, after taking $60.6 million in its second weekend. The action packed sequel opened last weekend to a record-breaking $147.2 million and has fallen just 59% in week two.
Furious 7 looks set to become the biggest of the Fast and the Furious series
The film is now well on the road to become the highest-grossing film in the history of the Fast and Furious franchise. The seventh instalment stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and also deals with the death of star Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident in 2013 before the film was completed.
Vin Diesel has poured his love for Paul Walker into Furious 7
Vin Diesel wants you to know that he hasn’t stopped missing co-star and friend Paul Walker. This time, the Furious 7 actor talked to the Italian news outlet Fanpage. The conversation was pretty light, with Vin joking about his limited singing ability, but things got a little emotional when he sang See You Again from the Furious 7 soundtrack.
At the end of the franchise, Diesel struggled to pull through.
So naturally, after that, the conversation turned to the topic of filming after Walker’s death in November of 2013.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Sings, Talks Overcoming Grief In New Interview
Despite being the seventh addition in the franchise, 'Furious 7' opened to the highest box-office for the first week in the franchise.
In less than a week, the seventh film in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise has passed $500 million at the global box office, and doesn't look likely to slow down until the end of the month, when 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' arrives. 'Furious 7' is poised to not only maintain its dominance on box office charts, but the movie is certain to become 2015's biggest hit next weekend when it passes the global total earned by 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ($566 million). And it hasn't opened yet in major markets like China, Russia or Japan.
Dwayne Johnson in 'Furious 7'
In North America, 'Furious 7' had the fourth best opening of all time, after two 'Harry Potter films' and 'The Avengers'. In the UK, 'Furious 7' opened bigger than any 2014 release, and has already outgrossed the lifetime UK totals of all previous films in the franchise.
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Vrooms Into Cinemas
Projections had forecast that 'Furious 7' would enjoy a nine-figure opening weekend in America, but its success across the globe has been astonishing.
As widely predicted, Furious 7 romped to victory at American box offices this weekend, but what wasn’t expected was the scale of its success internationally. Incredibly, the film has debuted at number one in every single territory in which it’s been released thus far.
The Universal flick, starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and the late Paul Walker, has taken a staggering $240.4 million from international box offices. Added to the receipts from the American domestic audience, that makes a total of $384 million in ticket sales since the release date of April 3rd, CNN Money reports.
The 'Furious 7' gang, including the late Paul Walker (2nd R)
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Breaks American And International Box Offices
The movie could be headed for a $150+ million weekend.
The Fast & Furious franchise is going out with a bang. Or, if we’re talking sounds, it’s probably more of a ka-ching. Since its release on Thursday, Furious 7 has already recorded the highest opening of 2015. On Friday, the flick made a spectacular $67.3 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Furious 7 gave Paul Walker a final tribute.
The numbers put it on track to close the weekend past the $150 million mark. Of course, we won’t know until Monday morning. According to BOM’s stats, this puts the flick in tenth place for all-time biggest opening, on par with The Hunger Games and The Dark Knight. It's up 74 percent on Fast & Furious 6, which was the previous best debut in the 14-year-old franchise. In a single day, Furious 7 has already earned more than the third instalment in the franchise (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) grossed during its entire run.
Continue reading: Furious 7 Set To Top All Predecessors
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.
Continue reading: Furious 7 Review
Under the stewardship of James Wan, 'Furious 7' flies.
We were really hoping Furious 7 wasn't going to be terrible. Like, really terrible. The global franchise was always in good hands with James Wan at the helm and the casting was pretty good - so any possibility of doing the late Paul Walker a disservice was actually pretty slim.
Paul Walker [center, right] died in November 2013
The action star was killed in a high speed car crash on November 13, with filming only half completed. It led to delays on the movie for script re-writes and his brothers Caleb and Cody were used as stand-ins to complete the remainder of his scenes.
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Is A Fitting Goodbye To Paul Walker
Industry insiders are predicting that 'Furious 7' will enjoy an opening week of more than $100 million, which would be a record.
With still more than a week to go until it makes its official U.S. premiere, movie industry insiders are predicting a record-breaking first week of box office sales for Furious 7, according to Variety.
Tracking services and analysts are suggesting that the Universal picture, the seventh instalment of the wildly successful franchise The Fast & The Furious, will make as much as $115 million in its debut week. If that happens, it will set a new record for an opening week during April, topping the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier which made $95 million last year.
'Furious 7' star Vin Diesel
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' May Break April Box Office Records For Opening Week Sales
The first screening of Paul Walker's last film was premiered at Texas festival, South By Southwest
Just over 15 months after Paul Walker was tragically killed in a car accident, his last cinematic appearance in Furious 7 has been given its first public screening at South by Southwest (SBSW) Festival.
Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in November 2013
Fans queued for hours for the secret midnight screening at the Texas festival and were left emotional and inspired by the touching send off for the American actor. The film is dedicated to the late actor who has played Brian O’Connor since the Fast & Furious franchise began in 2001.
Continue reading: Paul Walker Fans Pay Tribute At Surprise Furious 7 Festival Screening
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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Could the Hollywood star be set to feature in two different Marvel franchises?
Vin Diesel may have just revealed what his next big movie project is. The Hollywood star, who recently voiced the human-like tree Groot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ recently implied he is involved in another Marvel franchise.
Diesel has hinted several times about possibly starring in 'Inhumans'
On Sunday (Dec 28th) Diesel took to Facebook and posted a photograph of himself sporting a black vest with the "Inhumans" logo on the chest, as well as the message "Are you Inhuman?" in the background.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Hints He May Be Starring In Another Marvel Film
Do you think Vin Diesel has what it takes to play Black Bolt in 'The Inhumans'?
Remember when Vin Diesel made a big deal about playing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy? Yeah, he really wanted you to know he'd landed that part and now, the action star has taken to Facebook to seemingly announce a new opportunity: "are you inhuman?" he asked fans.
Vin Diesel voiced Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. Here he is wearing a Groot t-shirt.
It's not the first time that Diesel has expressed an interest in starring in an Inhumans movie - an adaptation of the Marvel comic of the same name. "I get the strange feeling that Marvel thinks I'm Inhuman . Haha", he previously said on Facebook.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Wants You To Know He's Making 'Inhumans'
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.
There will be another three movies in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise. Universal Studios was optimistic about the future of the franchise despite rumours to the contrary.
There may be another three movies in the Fast & Furious franchise.
Paul Walker starred in a number of the Fast & Furious franchise.
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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Is this the final Furious? The trailer kinda makes it seem so.
The first trailer for Furious 7 (aka the seventh Fast & Furious) is out and here’s the good news – it’s faster and furious-er than ever. The late Paul Walker takes the honorary spot in a trailer that features him dangling off a cliff and then running up a bus dangling from that same cliff and into a truck... oh, you’ll just have to watch the trailer. Also, camels.
Almost a year after Paul Walker's death, the actor received another tribute at the trailer launch.
No, I’m not even kidding. Featuring the ominous line “One last ride.” And Vin Diesel’s epic “I don’t have friends. I have family,” this one might actually be a tear-jerker. In some of the last material he filmed before his shocking death – in a car crash, of all things – last year, Paul Walker returns as Brian O’Connor, partnering with Vin Diesel’s Dominic “Dom” Torretto for one final heist.
Continue reading: "Furious 7" Trailer Revealed: Is This The End Of An Era?
The seventh instalment of the hugely successful film franchise will be titled 'Furious 7.'
The build up to the release the seventh instalment of the 'Fast and the Furious' film franchise has begun as the title of the highly anticipated film has finally been unveiled by Universal Pictures, as well as the date for its first official trailer.
Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow, and his 'Fast and Furious' co-stars have paid tribute to the later actor on Friday 12th September which would have been the late actor's 41st birthday.
Paul Walker at the World Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in London in May 2013.
Now it's finally been released - has Guardians of the Galaxy lived up to all the hype?
Guardians of the Galaxy was given a big platform to live up to before its official release with many calling the tenth Marvel instalment the best in the collection yet. First view critics were impressed with the look of the film and its special effects, the acting ensemble and the humour and comic play in it that is not always found in a Marvel superhero film. Even Jim Starlin, the comic book creator of villain Thanos, waded in, calling it Marvel’s best movie so far.
Guardians of the Galaxy has had a lot to live up to
But, upon release, could it really live up those lofty expectations? The answer is yes and for many reasons.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' - Marvel's New Super Franchise?
The 47 year-old talked about the effect Walker's tragic death had on him, especially while filming 'Fast & Furious 7.'
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker first co-starred together as Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Connor in 2001's 'The Fast and the Furious.' In these breakout roles, the actor's started one of the most successful film franchises in history.
Diesel talked about the effect of Walker's death last November
Over the past decade the duo have featured in five of the seven movies together, including 'Fast & Furious 7' which is set for release in April of 2015. But half way through filming the latest instalment, tragedy struck as Walker was killed in a car crash last November (2013).
By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie, a summer action-adventure that provides more cinematic fun than the rest of the year's blockbusters rolled into one. It's shamelessly entertaining, keeping the focus on sparky characters even as the action spirals into exhilarating set-pieces around them. And the best thing is that the film isn't actually about the big plot: it's about a group of people who should hate each other but instead come together as a team.
In a pre-logo sequence set in 1988 America, a young boy is kidnapped by aliens. Some 25 years later, Peter (Chris Pratt) has become an ace thief who roams the galaxy in search of cash. Curious and charming, he can get himself out of most scrapes, but when he collects a mysterious orb for a client he ends up as the target of two bounty hunters, the raccoon-like Rocket and tree-like Groot (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel). And the villainously destructive Ronan (Lee Pace) sends his best fighter Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to get the orb for his own nefarious plan. Rounded up and thrown into prison, Peter, Gamora, Rocket and Groot stage a daring escape with the help of literal-minded muscleman Drax (Dave Bautista), then must work together to deal with this troublesome orb. So they contact Peter's mentor/nemesis Yondu (Michael Rooker) before taking on Ronan and his second-best fighter, Gamora's half-cyborg sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).
Gunn gives the film a look and tone unlike anything in the Marvel universe, with colourful ships, sassy humour and freewheeling action that propels the story and deepens the character at the same time. It also makes the most of the well-worn 1980s mixtape Peter uses as his own personal soundtrack. It's the kind of riotously thrill ride that makes us hold on for dear life, loving every twist and turn. And since it's so tightly focused on the characters, the action plot involving the orb merely adds texture around the edges. As do terrific actors like Glenn Close and John C. Reilly in small but pivotal roles.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Scroll for our gallery of pictures from the glitzy London premiere
London’s Leicester Square played host to the Guardian of The Galaxy premiere last night. The latest Marvel adventure has been attracting strong praise for the critics ahead of what is expected to be a big box office weekend for action-comedy.
“They're the thieves, the bounty hunters and the neglected”, explains Zoe Saldana of their characters in this featurette. “It's not a typical superhero movie.” Chris Pratt – who plays the ‘hero’ role, adds: “Peter Quill is the only human in this crazy world. He doesn't have superhuman strength or the abillity to fly but he uses his cunning and his charm to get himself out of situations.” Finally, Bradley Cooper – who plays a machine gun-wielding Racoon, Rocket - spoke highly of the melding of genres, both action and comedy. “There's a lot of humour in this one and a lot of heart. There's nothing like it, that's for sure.”
The film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista, Laura Haddock, Glenn Close, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Serafinowicz and Melia Kreiling – amongst others – were in attendance at the glitzy London premiere last night. Make sure you check out our extensive gallery below!
Continue reading: UK Premiere Of Guardians Of The Galaxy [Pictures]
Vin Diesel Thursday 19th March 2009 UK premiere of 'Fast & Furious' held at the Vue West - Arrivals London, England
Vin Diesel Thursday 7th June 2007 Ten June owners Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum celebrate their birthdays at Ten June - Arrivals New York City, USA
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