Justin Lin‘s Fast Five was one of the most surprisingly awesome action films of 2011. I’ve never cared for the Fast/Furious series until Five and now I cannot wait to see what they do with Fast & Furious 6. Weird name changes aside, this one is probably going to play closely to Five, with a now revealed synopsis that hints at following up on that cliffhanger ending:
Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the crew are returning for a May 24th, 2013 release. I’ve been told that we should maybe expect a Super Bowl spot this Sunday, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Are you excited for the film?