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.