For awhile now, all of the rumors surrounding the sixth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise have been adding up. By now, something has to give and be proven either true of false. One of the strongest casting notices out of the gate has been that British actor Luke Evans as a villain in the upcoming sequel. Now, not only is Evans involvement now certain, but the first details about the film has come to light.
Variety reports that Evans is officialy in negotiations to take on the role of a villain in Fast & Furious 6. Interestingly enough, the report says that the film “would involve the crew [of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and more] heading overseas to work on a heist job. Evans would be the leader of another crew trying to pull off the same job.”
Now, this is an extremely interesting development for multiple reasons. First off, the major heist dynamic that was first given in the last film will be returning to play in sequel, which many critics seemed to praise last time around. But, will it get too repetitive this time? Perhaps. Then, we also have the reveal that Evans will be leading his own team. This will be the third team in the film, as we have our usual team of anti-heroes, Evans’ team, and the team that Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs will lead that has Gina Carano involved to track down our cons.
Furthermore, with Evans said to be leading his own heist squad, this doesn’t necessarily rule out the other rumored actors said to be vying for villain roles. Rihanna and David Tennant could easily be members of the team, and it could really be a roster with some quality names, giving the villains a bit more star power.
Also co-starring Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, Fast & Furious 6 is set to head into production within the next month in Europe, and will be directed by Justin Lin, with a release scheduled for May 24th, 2013.