Before you read this post, we must warn you: there are some major spoilers ahead. If you didn’t catch that last Easter Egg at the end of Fast Five, we recommend turning your eyes away now.
But if you did, we’ve got some very good news. The film’s director, Justin Lin, has confirmed a sixth movie, which means the possible return of Eva Mendes and Michelle Rodriguez!
“After this big weekend, we’re going forward,” Lin recently said. “It’s pretty much 100%. It’s going to happen.”
The film’s distributor, Universal Pictures, seems to be on board as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has already signed Fast Five’s writer Chris Morgan to an exclusive two-year deal, which would include a script for Fast Six.
If you think about it, the Fast Five team probably had this planned all along. Eva Mendes hasn’t appeared in the franchise since 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious. But that final scene of her character, Agent Monica Fuentes, trading jabs with The Rock makes us think we could have a sexy new team on our hands.
The other bombshell in those last moments from Five was the notion that Michelle Rodriguez’ character was actually still alive! Audiences thought Letty Ortiz met her unfortunate end in part four of the series, but anything is possible in Hollywood. And as Lin put it, the franchise is just getting revved up.
“At five, we’re just hitting our stride. We’re growing. People want to continue this journey.”
Are you looking forward to Fast Six? Sound off in the comments or @MTV3.
By Michael Lopez