Jason Statham Discusses FAST AND FURIOUS 7
One of the big things that had everyone talking about Fast and Furious 6 was the surprise appearance of Jason Statham at the very end of the film. He's going to be the franchise's next big villain in Fast and Furious 7, and I have no doubt that he's going to kick some crazy awesome ass.
In a recent interview with Comingsoon, Statham answered some questions about his role in the seventh movie. He doesn't give many details, but he's excited for it! Here's how the Q&A went down:
CS: Is it gratifying to know that your mug for five seconds can bring the house down like that?
Statham: It's fantastic. A lot of people have said it today and I'm like, "Really? Is everyone outside saying the same thing?" You must be number ten who said it today, they say it goes nuts. That's just the best news I've ever heard, it's fantastic to hear that!
CS: In "Fast 7" you and James Wan are gonna be the new kids on the block. How do you infuse new energy in a series with that big of a number in the title?
Statham: Yeah, it's daunting. I can't wait to sit with James. I just wrapped a movie over in Vegas, so I haven't had a chance to sit with James. We've had a couple phone calls, I'm dying to sit down with him and we're gonna figure something out. I'm really excited to be a part of that franchise.
CS: Will you use what your onscreen brother Luke Evans did as a template or are you gonna be your own beast?
Statham: I'm gonna do what I do. (laughs) Obviously we're trying to work out now what angle to come from. Some people say, "Wait, are you gonna be the villain? The guy who threatens the world and wants to blow everything up?" No. "What kind of an antagonist are you gonna be?" I'm not gonna say what I'm gonna be. The spoilers are the worst, when people already know what you're gonna do when you come and do it. "You told us last year that's what you was gonna do and so you did it." I'm gonna try and keep my mouth shut and not say what I'm gonna be doing.
I can't wait to see how they utilize Statham as the villain in this seventh storyline. Click here to read the full interview.