FutureStarr

Fast and furious cast.

Fast and furious cast.

FastWhether you're a die-hard Fast & Furious fan or you just really love Vin Diesel, there's no denying that The Fast and the Furious franchise has delivered quality action films for the past two decades. The success isn't just due to the stunts. The chemistry between the characters (and actors) makes the series compelling, but there's an unexpected sense of heart that may be from the real-life bonds made over the years. (The heartwarming sentiments after Paul Walker's death and the reappearance of former cast members in sequel after sequel speak to that.) But just how far have they come from their first Fast and Furious film? We're tracking down the original cast members and our favorites throughout the series for a look at The Fast and the Furious stars The Fast and Furious franchise has given us a lot, but most of all, it's given us Vin Diesel. Since starring in the action film twenty years ago, Diesel has revived his character six times — and has even announced Fast and Furious 10.

MEMBER

Whether you're a die-hard Fast & Furious fan or you just really love Vin Diesel, there's no denying that The Fast and the Furious franchise has delivered quality action films for the past two decades. The success isn't just due to the stunts. The chemistry between the characters (and actors) makes the series compelling, but there's an unexpected sense of heart that may be from the real-life bonds made over the years. (The heartwarming sentiments after Paul Walker's death and the reappearance of former cast members in sequel after sequel speak to that.) But just how far have they come from their first Fast and Furious film? We're tracking down the original cast members and our favorites throughout the series for a look at The Fast and the Furious stars Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner and their team are offered amnesty for their crimes by Luke Hobbs, in exchange for helping him take down a skilled mercenary organization led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), one member of which is Toretto's former lover Letty Ortiz.

Diesel declined to return for the sequel, saying that the screenplay was inferior to its predecessor. Cohen also declined the sequel, opting to develop the film xXx (2002), which starred Diesel in the lead role. To account for these changes, Universal commissioned the writers to create a standalone sequel with Walker in the lead and brought in John Singleton as the new director. Filming was delayed by a year and the production location shifted to Miami. Tyrese Gibson, who worked with Singleton on the film Baby Boy (2001), was hired as Walker's new co-star and was the first entry in the series to feature long-running cast member Ludacris. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

After failing to secure the returns of Walker or any other member of the original cast, Universal ordered a reboot of the franchise. Screenwriter Chris Morgan subsequently attempted to revive the series primarily for car enthusiasts, introducing new characters, focusing on a car-related subculture and moving the series to Tokyo; Japan contains one of the world's largest automotive industries. It is the first film in the series to start its tradition of filming in locations outside the United States. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

Related Articles