The Fast & Furious franchise was born on the tire-marked streets of Los Angeles, but the franchise has been away for a good amount of time. Fast Five had the gang racing around the streets of Rio de Janeiro, and Fast & Furious 6, which will be in theaters this weekend, will have Dominic, Brian and their crew racing around Europe. But for the next installment of the franchise, it's leading star promises that the group will be returning home.
Variety was present at the recent Fast & Furious 6 premiere in the Southern California city at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, and while speaking to the crowd of attendees following a concert by 2 Chainz and Ludacris, star Vin Diesel revealed that Fast & Furious 7 will be coming back. "I told the Universal people there was no way we were not having a Los Angeles premiere," Diesel told the crowd. "One other thing: For Fast & Furious 7 we are bringing it back to Los Angeles!"
Even though the most recent sequel hasn't even been released yet, the sixth sequel is already coming together extremely quickly. Justin Lin, who has directed every movie in the franchise since Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, won't be back behind the wheel, but he's already been replaced by Insidious director James Wan. Universal confirmed at Cinema Con that the film will be released on July 11, 2014, and production is scheduled to start this summer. The identities of the returning actors could be considered spoilers, but Diesel and Walker will likely both be back.
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