Despite the title, the Toy Fair in New York City this week has given us plenty of updates on films. We’ve discovered aboutTransformers 4, the big screen continuation of Friday Night Lights, and more. Now, G.I. Joe Retaliation takes the spotlight once more as star Dwayne Johnson reveals what his future roles have in store. The big one people are most excited about is Fast Six and Fast Seven. Previously, it was revealed the two would shoot back to back, and that Justin Lin already has the 12-minute final scene of the next film done. However, Johnson revealed that despite any kind of confirmation, he says the production schedule isn’t so set in stone.
MTV caught up with Johnson, and when asked about the back-to-back shooting, the actor said ”I don’t think we’re going to shoot them back-to-back. We were going to try that because it wouldn’t make sense to have the same crew and have everybody there in one place, but I think we’re dealing with some weather issues, so from what I know we’re going to shoot ‘Fast 6′ first and then worry about ‘Fast 7′ a little later.”
While the series has definitely gone international, including Tokyo and Rio de Janerio, Johnson also revealed that the next locale would be a whole other continent that the franchise hasn’t traveled to just yet. ”We’re going to be in the U.K., we’re going to be in Germany, from what I know. That’s the early talks.” As to exactly where in both countries has yet to be determined, and why exactly the characters will be there has yet to be revealed.
We doubt the series would try to apply an “international race around the world” cliche, but it could be that some of the gang that dispersed at the end of Fast Five could be hiding out there. The end of the fifth film reveals Gisele and Han driving through Europe, so
Johnson capped everything off by revealing just when the film will begin shooting, saying “And we’re going to start shooting in May.” This basically rounds out the release date that Universal Pictures has schedule Fast Six for on May 24th, 2013.