Fast and Furious 7 Release Date: Jason Statham Talks About His Role as Ian Shaw (VIDEO)
Jun 22, 2013 11:35 AM EDT
*SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen “Fast and Furious 6” and don’t want to know what happens. Stop reading.
For all of you who have seen “Fast and Furious 6”, at the end of the movie it is revealed Jason Statham will have a big role in “Fast and Furious 7.” It has been confirmed he will play Ian Shaw, Owen Shaw’s (Luke Evans) brother, in the new movie. The film will be about Ian Shaw’s revenge on Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his team for taking down Ian’s brother, according to the International Movie Database.
Recently, in an interview with ComingSoon.net, Statham talked about how people were really excited when they saw his face at the end of “Fast and Furious 6.”
“ Is that right? They go nuts for that, yeah?” he said. “It's fantastic. A lot of people have said it today and I'm like, "Really? Is everyone outside saying the same thing?" You must be number ten who said it today, they say it goes nuts. That's just the best news I've ever heard, it's fantastic to hear that!
Statham was asked how he—and new director James Wan—will add something to a franchise as established as “Fast and Furious.”
“Yeah, it's daunting. I can't wait to sit with James. I just wrapped a movie over in Vegas, so I haven't had a chance to sit with James. We've had a couple phone calls, I'm dying to sit down with him and we're gonna figure something out. I'm really excited to be a part of that franchise.”
Statham said when it comes to being the bad guy, he won’t be following the lead of Luke Evans.
“I am going to do my own thing,” he said. He declined to give any hints on what that means exactly saying “spoilers are the worst.”
He also said there would be no conflict between “Fast and Furious 7” and “Expendables 3.” I’m gonna be able to do the two back-to-back,” he assured fans.
“Fast and Furious 7” is expected to debut on July 11, 2014.