Citing the need "to service all of these character relationships" that have always been the hallmark of the Fast/Furious series, Vin Diesel has confirmed the rumors that there will indeed be a Fast Seven to procede the not-yet-shooting Fast Six. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter during a photo shoot for the magazine's "Rule Breakers 2011" issue, rule-breaker Vin Diesel explained that one of the rules he's quite keen on breaking is the old adage to quit while you're ahead. As such, "the Fast and Furious creative team"--Diesel, director Justin Lin, and screenwriter Chris Morgan--their little faces pleading to let them play with their cars just a little longer, have managed to convince the studio to stretch their next playdate into a full-blown sleepover, and they're going to have Paul over, and Rock over, and Chris over, and Tyrese over, and they're all going to do cars tonight and then get up really early tomorrow and do cars again for yet another sequel to their $1.5 billion franchise. As little Vinny explained:
"With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn't have enough space."
We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages. The studio said, 'You can't fit all that story in one damn movie!'"
And so, with the studio apparently playing his infomercial shill, Vin Diesel will show them, show us all, that no, he can't fit it in one movie--but what if he gives us not one but two movies??? Why, that's a deal so fast and furious, no one can resist.