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Justin Lin On Fast & Furious 6's Credit Sting
Warning: contains huge spoilers, intriguing details

17 May 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive

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As part of the Fast & Furious 6 junket, Empire was lucky enough to speak to the director of the past four Fast & Furious movies, Justin Lin and we asked him about the thing that is on everyone's mind after watching the sixth installment of the franchise: where did the idea of (spoilers follow, highlight to reveal) Jason Statham being the big bad come from?

Below is the spoiler-filled response, which touches on everything from whether Lin will direct Mission: Impossible 5 - just imagine that for a second - to how he feels now that his grand masterplan of dovetailing four movies together has finally come to pass.

The Jason Statham details start at 2.00, so if you'd rather jump to that, go ahead - but not before you've read this news story from a couple of months back which reveals how The Stath's sting was spoiled by certain script-stealers before the movie had even been finished.

 

The sad news is that Fast & Furious 6 is Justin Lin's final Fast film. Insidious director James Wan will be taking the wheel for the next outing, with Lin citing a lack of time and energy as the reason why he's bowing out, which makes sense considering how keen Universal are to have as many Fast & Furious movies out as quickly as they can. Remember, Fast Five earned $626 million internationally off a $125 million budget, making it the studio's biggest earner back in 2011.

Fast & Furious 6 is out today, May 17. Be sure to bring your Thunderwear.


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The Magnificent Fast & Furious 7
I was nearly out the door of the cinema when the Statham twist came on. I hadn't heard about it either and it was a nice surprise. Fast and Furious is becoming a rival to The Expendables with all the action stars in it, now they have an actual Expendable in the franchise. Cool. More

Posted by BenTramer at 16:09 on 24 May 2013 | Report This Post

I was nearly out the door of the cinema when the Statham twist came on. I hadn't heard about it either and it was a nice surprise. Fast and Furious is becoming a rival to The Expendables with all the action stars in it, now they have an actual Expendable in the franchise. More

Posted by BenTramer at 16:06 on 24 May 2013 | Report This Post

WHAT!!! F&F doing spoilers it's not like they've given half this film away during the trailers we've seen especially the one introduced by "Dwayne!" before Iron Man III & Star Trek is it? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:30 on 18 May 2013 | Report This Post

Fast and Furious 6
Sait? So is the Statham bit still in the film? Or is it cancelled because of the spoiler?? More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 05:11 on 18 May 2013 | Report This Post

Thank god I missed out on that leak. Enjoyed the film a lot, the sting was a genuine surprise. More

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