It has been confirmed that English hard man Jason Statham is close to signing a deal that will see him appear in both The Fast and the Furious 6 and 7. It is expected that both of the sequels are set to be filmed back to back and released a year apart from each other.
Both sequels are expected to be based in Europe and they will once again star the regular cast members, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster. It is also expected that Dwayne Johnson will once again appear in the sequels and that Michelle Rodriguez will be making her return.
However, it is the inclusion of Jason Statham that is expected to excite fans of the franchise the most and director Justin Lin is confident that The Fast and the Furious 6 will make over $500m. The Fast and the Furious 6 is set to be released on May 24, 2012 with 7 expected a year later.