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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jason Statham Confirms His Return In FURIOUS 8

Lest I be the one to tell you what happens at the end of director James Wan's Spring blockbuster hit, Furious Seven, you can catch the movie in an extended edition Blu-Ray with over 100 minutes of behind-the-scenes content this September. Incidentally, you will also spend some of the best two hours and change of the saga as a whole with film chock-filled with intensity, poignancy and explosive action, followed by a heartfelt farewell to franchise principle, late actor Paul Walker who played Brian O'Connor.

In the meantime, franchise newcomer, action legend Jason Statham was on hand this weekend with several of the principle stars this weekend to usher in Fast And Furious: Supercharged, the newest ride at Universal Studios, and Access Hollywood managed to get in just a few words with Statham about a few things, including the next film, Furious 8. Statham took the villainous reigns in Furious Seven as rogue assassin Deckard Shaw as he sought vengeance against in pursuit of the team who crippled his brother, Owen (Luke Evans) in Furious 6, targeting Dom Toretto as he and his team of road warriors jet-ascend to Abu Dhabi in search of a high-tech super-computer chip that grants anyone the ability to target anyone in the world, anywhere and anytime.

The next installment, Furious 8, is already slated for an April 14, 2017 release, and much to the credit Universal Pictures for the film's $1.5 dollar successful run at the box-office worldwide and beating 2012 superhero flick, Avengers as the highest grossing movie of all time as of this week. Of course, Statham knows all this, as big a deal as it is, and so he gladly graced the interwebs confirming his return to the role of Deckard in his brief one-on-one with Access Hollywood.


Diesel, as well as action superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift star and Furious Seven co-star, actor Lucas Black are among those expected to return for their roles in the next film while the studio plots out the remainder of the Fast And Furious saga. On a seperate note, Statham is also up for a possible return to the role of Chev Chelios in a third installment of the Crank trilogy while recently expressing his interest in sharing some screentime again with his fellow Furious Seven co-star, Thai action star Tony Jaa.

Something tells me either one or both of these will happen. Stay tuned for more info.

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