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FAST SIX? Justin Lin Says, "It's Going To Happen!"

Nordling here.

FAST FIVE had a terrific weekend at the box office, and deservedly so.  I don't think anyone thought when these films started that they would go this far.  They took an admittedly silly premise, fine tuned it, and made a series of films that have been genuinely entertaining.  And according to director Justin Lin, we're going to get more.

Lin told USA Today, "After this big weekend, we're going forward.  It's pretty much 100 percent.  It's going to happen."  Honestly, I'd much rather have Lin make another one of these than a TERMINATOR film, which feels played out at this point.  The FAST films work because they don't take themselves too seriously, have characters that are enjoyable to be around, and the action scenes defy all physics, logic, and bodily injury.  According to Lin, "At five, we're just hitting our stride.  We're growing.  People want to continue this journey."

Lin also said that they would be changing locales - personally, I think they should go to Hong Kong at this point and wreak havoc on their streets.  Maybe they could get Chow Yun-Fat to take part, but with him, Johnson, and Diesel, that just may be too much bad ass for one movie to handle.

Nordling, out.

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  • May 3, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Big surprise! (Not really...)

    by VanGoghX

    Fast Five was pretty good. Worthy of a sequel.

  • May 3, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Did someone up there actualy just use "Meh"?

    by slone13

    How quaint

  • May 3, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Please give Paul Walker something to do in 6

    by The Founder

  • May 3, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    terrible director

    by Billy_D_Williams

    wow, ok, so he can move the camera and has a great stunt/2nd unit team...big fucking deal, just another studio payroll hack for the MTV generation. people are actually excited this hack is doing Terminator???

  • May 3, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    After Fast Five, would love to see Super Six!!

    by david starling

    I know many (who no doubt haven't seen it) will go on about how the series is for deadheads and the like, but Fast Five proved for me to be the kind of film I want to see at the cinema - that of which I go in expecting not too much, and that I've gone to see on word of mouth, and I wind up enjoying the movie much more than I expected!! I would love to see Lin make another one, and finish off the trilogy that's already in place with 4 and 5 already. He shouldn't touch T5, thats a can of worms for somebody else.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    WELL THAT'S A NO-BRAINER

    by BSB

    What did Fast Five do over the weekend? $85 Mil? This was greenlit from the get-go. Can't wait for MiRo's return and see how it's gonna pan out with Dom now hooked up with the Brazilian cop. Hong Kong though? No way. Keep it in South America where there's terrain aplenty to race through.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I'm down for a 6th

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Bring it

  • May 3, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Fast Five was really, really, really stupid.

    by cinemixtape.com

    Better than the awful fourth entry, but not worthy of all the good reviews.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I hope Lucas Black's character from Drift

    by cekma

    returns.

  • It tempers my enjoyment of a goofy movie to know the lunk-head paid to dress up and play make-believe is so keen on intellectualizing his part in it. That, and I'm bitter.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    BOOO!

    by Timahh

    Justin Lin needs to get back to directing episodes of Community.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    OSAMA

    by LastStop2006

    People already selling their OSAMA Crap! http://www.cafepress.com/OSAMArih HAVE SOME CLASS PEOPLE!!!

  • May 3, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Fast SIX: The Search for More MONEY!

    by Tim

    Make it a prequel.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Holllywood is creatively bankrupt

    by kwisatzhaderach

    This new breed of blockbuster director is an affront to filmmaking. They should be designing video games and photographing fashion shoots. Disastrous.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Billy D Williams, you said it man

    by IndustryKiller!

    pretty much

  • May 3, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    The series in real time

    by DookieMercury

    The only reason the series works is that it hasn't caught up with itself yet. The moment Lucas Black shows up again is the moment the series can end.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The never-ending bloat

    by CT1

    lmao god this nightmare is never going to end, is it? But hey, the director there has a great point, it usually does take until about the FIFTH FUCKING FILM IN A FRANCHISE is when you hit your "stride" and start to "grow", history has indicated this time again and again thank you justin lin for ur existence here with us.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Call it THE FURIOUS AND THE FAST

    by Andy Pandy

  • May 3, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Audiences are imaginatively bankrupt, kwisatzhaderach

    by IndustryKiller!

    Case n point, the reaction to this movie. It's not JUST Hollywood. And when one suggests that you should expect more from your entertainment, otherwise sane people react like an South Carolina hick at a Nascar race being told he doesn't need to own a fully automatic weapon.

  • May 3, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    As long as Han is back

    by BlaGyver

    I'm down. Loved the little allusion in F5 that they realize that they gotta keep Han around for the series to keep going.

  • what a brutal statement, HAVE YOU SEEN THE EXPENDABLES

  • May 3, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    daniccus

    by BlaGyver

    Yeah. It was underwhelming.

  • May 3, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Most Fastest and Most Furioustest Yet!

    by VanGoghX

    Errr, not sure if Furioustest is a word... How about Furioustesticularist!

  • May 3, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    JOHNNY UTAH!!

    by lowman

    I want this universe to collide with Point Break's Universe. Bring in Keanu!

  • May 3, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Why no green light for Fast Seven? What's the problem?

    by kabong

    Let's make it happen, CB.

  • May 3, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    And it's going to suck...BALLS!

    by alienindisguise

    These pieces of shit can barely even be called movies. They represent the very worst in talentless hacks being given chances they don't deserve.

  • It has the same vibe. I find FAST FURIOUS films really inoffensive. Light, brainless action fun. Like the 90's Bond films.

  • May 3, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    They should just make a Point Break 2: Breaking Point

    by kidicarus

    You're welcome.

  • May 3, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Supposedly

    by Extr3m1st

    This next Terminator movie will star the whole original T1 cast along with Arnold.

  • May 3, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Did you not watch the credits?

    by 2sdaychicken

    SPOILER- It'll be in Europe.

  • May 3, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Fast Five was a great popcorn movie

    by ganymede3010

    **SPOILER*** and the fact that Michelle Rodriguez is still alive along with the movie taking place in Monaco will be epic popcorn goodness. The only thing that sucked is I got the text that Bin Laden got killed halfway though the movie. I wanted to leave immediately and watch the news coverage but luckilly my better half told me to not even think about leaving.

  • May 3, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Lucas Black and FF franchise..

    by mcgillj

    I don't know.. WHERE on the timeline would this new film be? presumedly BEFORE Drift.. so it wouldn't make sense for the Black character to be a part of it.. and if they are going in that direction for SIX.. then I can see a part 7 or.. yeesh.. even EIGHT.. being set AFTER the "race" shown at the end of "Drift".. in which Dom and the crew come into town after the death of Han.. but that could be a few, if ever, movies after.

  • May 3, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    lowman

    by lv_426

    "I want this universe to collide with Point Break's Universe. Bring in Keanu!" I second this motion. Maybe the next Fast and Furious film could start with a dude surfing, and as he paddles towards the beach, the Rock stands waiting. The surfer walks up to the Rock, and we see it is special agent Johnny Utah. The Rock has just interrupted Utah's vacation, as they need him to help track down Diesel and Walker and the rest of the family.

  • We're not talking about the Manhattan Project here folks. The kids love cars, tits, action, and hip-hop culture (which includes whites/blacks/asians/ and latinos. Fast & Furious isn't sci-fi so they can keep making that stuff as long as you have the 16 to 40 male demographic.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    turd_has_risen_from_the_gravy

    by lv_426

    Maybe they can combine the Terminator franchise with the Fast & Furious franchise? How about Skynet needs to send a terminator unit back to infiltrate the high stakes world of street racing because one day, Vin Diesel will become an important leader in the resistance, and a friend to John Connor. We all know the terminators can drive pretty damn good. They'd be able to street race with the best of 'em. Or even better yet... Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster's furious baby is actually Kyle Reese. You see, they had to constantly change aliases during all their world hopping street racing adventures. So maybe they picked the last name of Reese as their final alias? Vin Diesel, The Rock, and Arnold all in one movie, plus fast cars and 'splosions? That might be too much for people to comprehend. And that is all before we even mention 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 3, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Wow a franchise that prides itself on defying logic

    by kafka07

    One other film I remember did that too, Dumb and Dumber. Good thing sometimes they just shut up and get in their cars. At this point the Terminator franchise is also pointless and retarded, so it makes sense that Justin Lin jumped on that. In fact, if you put Arnold's face on Vin Diesel's body and redub this movie you could pass it off as the next Terminator film.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Are we still talking about this?

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    I enjoy a good old dumb movie every now and then but the push and hype this thing is getting around here is bizarre ... Some truly great movies get 1 review this gets 3-4 and ongoing articles. Fucked up.

  • Movies that I would actually see.

  • And bring back Busey and Sizemore too "You think I LIKE this car, man!?!?"

  • May 3, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I just hope this series doesn't get to FAST & FURRY

    by lv_426

    Where Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are finally caught by the Rock and have to choose between going to jail or going undercover on a mission to infiltrate (no pun intended) the sick and twisted world of furry porn.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    I guess the Fast5 cast call for female actors

    by kafka07

    called for auditions of anorexic women. And the one who was supposed to be pregnant was the skinniest of them all. But there's that lack of logic thing again, see, they pride themselves on that.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    thecomedian

    by lv_426

    "Bodie was Paul Walkers estranged dad, they could call it FAST BREAK..." Genius!!!!!

  • so that they can avenge Han. While we are at it, we could have it crossover with that proposed modern day Seven Samurai remake. So the Fast & Furious franchise will be: 1) The Fast and the Furious 2) 2 Fast 2 Furious 3) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 4) Fast and Furious 5) Fast Five 6) Fast Break 7) Fast Seven and the Furious Samurai

  • May 3, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Just got back from seeing this - yup, it's like a 'Bond' movie

    by SmokingRobot

    Stupid, crazy stunts, thoroughly enjoyable. I'll go see the next one.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    turd_has_risen_from_the_gravy

    by lv_426

    Don't forget number 16, Fast & Furry. Then there will be the inevitable TV series and in about 2030, the big budget remake of the first one, thus starting the cycle over completely. You will have another 30-40 years of Fast and Furious films to look forward to.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, I forgot the sci-fi spin-off, Faster Than Light

    by lv_426

    Somehow this will all eventually line up with the Riddick films.

  • May 3, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Fast Shit: Crap through a Goose!

    by Hesiod2k7

  • May 3, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Get 'em to Germany. Crossover with The Transporter.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Torreto vs. Frank Martin on The Autobahn!

  • May 3, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Haha, Swayze as Paul Walker's Dad...

    by odo19

    is a fantastic idea. You can actually go ahead and start believing it now if you want since there's nothing in either series that contradicts it. We never learned what Bodhi's last name was and in F5 Walker says he never knew his Dad. Fast/Break is one step closer to reality.

  • May 3, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    fast5, now fast6???

    by dopepope

    Shit, what's next? Fast7? insane!

  • May 3, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Justin Lin did a pretty great job on Fast 5

    by Happyfat73

    It was a thoroughly enjoyable film that shouldn't be judged according to the previous films in the franchise. Which I'm guessing most of the haters in this thread are doing, without having seen the film.</p> </p> Most surprising of all was that he managed to fit some engaging character work between the loud action scenes. 2nd most surprising thing - the action scenes had real physical weight to them (for the most part) - there was minimal use of overt CGI.

  • May 3, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Get Bruce Willis to cameo and we can have DIE FAST

    by lv_426

    Maybe John McClane is on holiday in Europe and gets sucked into some big conspiracy and helps out the Fast & Furious gang?

  • May 3, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Then they can make DIE FAST, HARD, and FURIOUSLY

    by lv_426

    Sort of like how Die Hard II was often referred to as "Die Harder".

  • May 3, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    FAST XII: So Very Tired.

    by ForceRENDER

  • May 3, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    BREAKFAST

    by BSB

    The prequel to Fast Break.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    THE CASH AND THE FURIOUS

    by Mel

  • May 3, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    HEE

    by BSB

    Braindrain just did a talkback crossover.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    FAST 13: RISE OF BRIAN AND MIA'S KID

    by BSB

  • They should have the world premiere in Auckland.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    billy_d_williams: Mtv Generation...

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    You realize that the "Mtv Generation" is, in fact, in their mid to late 40's by now.

  • http://www.angrycharliereviews.com/2011/04/fast-five-2011.html

  • May 3, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Fast and Furious films are the american 007 films

    by antonphd

    admit it. guns, girls and car chases. and honestly, i'm all for more and more of these as long as they keep them fun.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Terminator does feel played-out at this point.

    by BigTuna

    Arnold, near senior citizen age will play a Terminator again? Yawn.

  • May 3, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    I KNOW where I'd go...

    by KHjLL

    Can't wait to see the film this weekend... Was broker then a JOKER last weekend..

  • May 3, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    saw it...i liked it, BUT...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    it does STUPID really really well, which is why the world seems to be spurting cum on this thing non stop... i liked it like i like a hooker on a saturday night: not a brain in her fucking head, but she can give me a good ride...and when she leaves, i never think about her again. but why this thing is being touted as some sort of action movie revelation is baffling to me...i think some reviewer on chud said it was one of the best summer movies in ten years of some such nonsense. and when i said "MTV generation" above, i was talking about the teens and young adults who still watch that abomination of a channel and enjoy it. and lets not act surprised that this thing broke box office records...the last movie made an assload, this movie brought back everyone favorite players, of course it was going to break records, but thats not an indication of quality. im really not trying to hate on this thing, it was enjoyable, but i wouldn't call it a great movie, and all Justin Lin did was pick a great stunt/2nd unit team and move the camera alot...he knows zero about character or nuance, he's a point and shoot guy...what happened to the days where hollywood picked true filmmakers to helm these big action flicks? guys who injected character and nuance into their films.

  • May 4, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    BELFAST AND THE FURIOUS

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Colin Farrell needs to Eat!

  • May 4, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    my favorite comment from Twitter was...

    by j_difool

    ... they should just film Vin Diesel racing around a figure 8 track and title the film Infinifast and Infinifurious.

  • May 4, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    in Fast 5, Justin Lin took Michael Bay's bread and butter...

    by Happyfat73

    ... and did it better. It's kinda like a Michael Bay film, but with more coherent action sequences.

  • May 4, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    The Rock + Diesel = 1/2 a badass

    by JuanSanchez

  • Still a B-, but a higher B-.

  • May 4, 2011, 2:02 a.m. CST

    FAST and FURIOUS . . .

    by theKRELL

    is an apt description of lockes (braindrain) . . . onanistic lifestyle.

  • May 4, 2011, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen and myself agreeing?

    by IndustryKiller!

    This is gonna turn into the talkback equivalent of a buddy cop movie I can feel it. But seriously, who the fuck wants this lightweight studio hack directing a Terminator film?

  • Duh there was going to be another one. I can't hate on this movie though because it straight up knew what it was. It also played into it I mean I laughed so hard when the Rock said "The last thing... Stay the FUCK out of my way". I was dying. I get that it's dumb but it didn't try and act like it was something else. Like Transformers, like you can't defend that movie and bash this one.

  • May 4, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST

    How can anyone enjoy this crap?

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    @ myphdisdoom I can easily defend Transformers and bash this series because as much as I HATE Michael Bay he is actually ending it after 3 movies and not dragging it out to six and i'm willing to bet even more sequels.

  • May 4, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Chow Yun-Fat would never star in this franchise

    by masteryoda007

    He has too much class.

  • May 4, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Fast 6 and the Crystal Skulls

    by MamboMan

    "Dom and Brian drive into mysterious ruins where they find alien life...... will this be their last race?"

  • May 4, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Fast 7: Return of the Leti

    by MamboMan

  • May 4, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    If you didn't stay for all the closing credits don't read this

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Fast Five was awesome. Sure you had to suspend disbelief more than any movie you've seen, and ignore the laws of physics and gravity. Having said that, bring back Letty is stupid. Look, she was working with O'Connor to get Dom back. Then why would she fake her death and leave for Europe instead of reuniting with her soulmate. I know tge FF series has never been strong on plot points but let's get a little real here.

  • May 4, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Hey, Obama...

    by BizarroJerry

    Could you please send the CIA and Navy SEALs to put a couple of bullets in this franchise? And yes, I will acknowledge that the first of these filmed atrocities was identified during the Bush administration.

  • May 4, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Bring back Casey Ryback!

    by BozeMaster69

    'Nuff said

  • May 4, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    LOL only franchise where main stars keep rebounding

    by doom master

    You can easily tell where this series was headed by the quality of the progressing films and lack of its stars. Vin Diesel cuts out after 1 because he wants to be a big star. Paul Walker cuts out after 2 because he doesnt wanna be stuck doing this flick and wants to be a big star Tyrese and Eva and Michelle dont get typecast and move onto other projects, even though they were only featured in one film. part 3 was completely different from all the previous movies....and to bring the series back from dvd hell, Diesel - who by this time now has no career - decides to cameo himself back into the franchise. Part 4 brings all the losers back from part 1 to be supported by the more successful bit players. It even has the balls to bring in a character from part 3 thats supposed to be dead, thereby screwing with the entire series continuity. part 5 tosses in another careeer slumper - Rock - to join the crew. It adds a few previous faces to the scene (no suki tho...too bad) and more fx. Now since Michelle and Eva have more of a career than anybody in this franchise they decide to bring them back for part 6....even though michelle died in part 4.... - no series has ever been this retarded in continuing its storyline.....

  • May 4, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    The next film's title will definitely be...

    by SoldierSquirrel

    SIX SPEED. I'll wager one dollar. Any takers?

  • May 4, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    FAST FIVE IS DOING WHAT SCRE4M WISHED IT DID

    by Meadowe

    I'm not trying to hate, but that's how I see it. I was surprised that older movies are still playing at my local theatre and s4 isn't...anyway I hope they don't drop the ball with this, and I'm glad for Justin Lin because in interviews he comes across as a guy with talent that wants the chance to do better movies, so even though I don't like arnold I would like to see Justin tackle a t5 if it will elevate the series back up, and also provide Justin with another good movie under his belt.

  • May 4, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    FAST SEX (the porno)

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 4, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Scream came out too late after the last film.

    by BigTuna

    It was an 11 year hiatus in Scream films and the horror genre has changed completely. The entire genre screams "90's". Conversely, the last Fast&Furious film came out two years ago. And good looking people and cool cars never get old.

  • May 4, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The FAST and the DAMNED

    by Johnno

    I'm surprised they didn't think of using my awesome title! I'm sure they can come up with something relevant. Like it's the apocalypse and in Diesel and the Rock must survive by driving their cars very fast through hordes of zombies... In these times, everyone drives a fast car wherever they want, however they want!

  • May 4, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Terminator...

    by Hipshot

    Really, Arnold should play John Conner, leader of the resistance, and model for the Terminator cyborgs, based on his (younger) image to deceive the resistance. Why not? They've already had four different actors playing Conner. That way he can play his age, and still kick ass. And as for the series being played out--it all depends on the script. Cameron made it look effortless. The right good ideas, combined with dynamite FX and stunt work, would bring it all back together again. I bet Arnold could get his buddy Jim to create a treatment for a fucking fantastic movie, then hire someone like Josh Olson to actually turn it into a script. Bingo: payday.

  • May 4, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I wanna know who won at the end.

    by Norman Colson

    When they had the last race... Brians new nissan skyline or dom's tricked out challenger??? Damn those fucking cars looked sweet.

  • One of the best all-around episodes of any show on TV last year. Possibly ever.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    JOHN C. MCGINLEY AS HARP, TOO

    by Darth Busey

  • May 5, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    SOMEBODY POST THE POINT BREAK THING ON VIN DIESEL'S FACEBOOK

    by Darth Busey

  • May 5, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    DUDE TAKES CREATIVE DIRECTION FROM FACEBOOK POSTERS, APPARENTLY

    by Darth Busey