Statham Will Not Be Fast Nor Furious
Statham says ‘no’.
A few months ago word got around that the one and only Jason Statham was being sought after to join the Fast and Furious franchise. Universal wanted him for both the sixth and seventh installments and I think anyone who likes the franchise was loving the idea of Statham teaming up with Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Sadly, this was not meant to be as it has been reported that:
“Things have been proceeding on the films since but, alas, they will be moving along without Statham. The two sides were unable to work things [out].”
What a damn shame that is. It is unclear whether there were negotiation problems or whether the franchise just doesn’t tickle Statham’s fancy but we’ll have to just get on without him.
However, for your Statham fix see Safe in May and The Expendables 2 in August.