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Tokyo Drift's Lucas Black joins the next three installments of Fast and Furious

Sep. 16, 2013by:

Lucas Black is returning to THE FAST AND FURIOUS franchise. But wait, it's not just the next installment, it's the next three installments. Black, who I will never unsee as the kid from SLING BLADE was the star of 2006's THE FAST AND FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT.

Basically that rapper BOW WOW introduced Sean Boswell (Black) to Tokyo's drifting scene. He introduces him to the Drift King who gets him into some shady activities. Everyone was wondering why Brad from HOME IMPROVEMENT is in this then Sonny Chiba awesomely shows up as a leader of the Yakuza. They get accused of stealing, Sean's girlfriend gives up easily, and they have to build a new car. Sean becomes the new Drift King because duh. He eventually gets his girlfriend back but at the end is challenge to a race by Dom (Vin Diesel) who wins at everything. That covers everything, right?

Black has got to be excited about coming back to the franchise as a regular character. He was most recently in the Jackie Robinson flick 42 with Harrison Ford. James Wan is the next helmer, and has dropped out of horror and broke my heart.

FAST & FURIOUS 7 will race into theaters on July 11, 2014.

Source: Deadline

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10:27PM on 09/18/2013

Glad he's back. About time.

I can't really think of any other franchises, other than The Avengers and James Bond, that have this many (or almost this many) installments that are mostly all solid and manage to stay steeped in their own continuity. Even some of my favorite series have weak chapters: Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Batman, Superman, X-Men, Terminator, Alien, etc. Fast and the Furious is doing pretty well for itself...
I can't really think of any other franchises, other than The Avengers and James Bond, that have this many (or almost this many) installments that are mostly all solid and manage to stay steeped in their own continuity. Even some of my favorite series have weak chapters: Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Batman, Superman, X-Men, Terminator, Alien, etc. Fast and the Furious is doing pretty well for itself...
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7:21PM on 09/17/2013
There are going to be 3 more of these? Okay, wow. I've only seen up to No.4, been kind of waiting for the inevitable all inclusive box set, looks like I'm going to have to wait even longer if they keep announcing more movies.
There are going to be 3 more of these? Okay, wow. I've only seen up to No.4, been kind of waiting for the inevitable all inclusive box set, looks like I'm going to have to wait even longer if they keep announcing more movies.
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7:20PM on 09/17/2013

I dont get it

I could care less if Lucas Black comes back...like of all the people in the Fast and Furious movies...you are gotta bring back him?? wow!
I could care less if Lucas Black comes back...like of all the people in the Fast and Furious movies...you are gotta bring back him?? wow!
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1:45PM on 09/17/2013
His voice makes me want to hurt myself.
His voice makes me want to hurt myself.
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6:23PM on 09/17/2013
You should - see if it makes you feel better. Just don't do any major damage, just pull out a toenail or punch yourself in the nose.
You should - see if it makes you feel better. Just don't do any major damage, just pull out a toenail or punch yourself in the nose.
6:23PM on 09/17/2013
You should - see if it makes you feel better. Just don't do any major damage, just pull out a toenail or punch yourself in the nose.
You should - see if it makes you feel better. Just don't do any major damage, just pull out a toenail or punch yourself in the nose.
12:36PM on 09/17/2013
Question is will he still be portrayed as a High Schooler? He was supposed to be a 17 year old in Tokyo Drift, He's actually 30 now.
Question is will he still be portrayed as a High Schooler? He was supposed to be a 17 year old in Tokyo Drift, He's actually 30 now.
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8:55AM on 09/17/2013
I do so like how this world of Fast and the Furious has developed - right up there with the Marvel and Harry Potter cinematic universes for me...honestly... I like it that much! :o)
I do so like how this world of Fast and the Furious has developed - right up there with the Marvel and Harry Potter cinematic universes for me...honestly... I like it that much! :o)
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8:38AM on 09/17/2013
Awesome. As long as Bow Wow doesn't join him!
Awesome. As long as Bow Wow doesn't join him!
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6:04AM on 09/17/2013
Finally! I've liked this guy since he was a little kid in 'American Gothic'. He's the alternative universe Channing Tatum with all the charisma and talent.
Finally! I've liked this guy since he was a little kid in 'American Gothic'. He's the alternative universe Channing Tatum with all the charisma and talent.
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5:45AM on 09/17/2013

he was good in The War with Kevin Costner and the movie 42!

NICE! Everytime I read an article about the next Fast movie, I have to comment on how Lucas Black needs to be in the next movie. Cool to see it finally actually happening! This must have been something Justin Lin was keeping a tight lid on, as we didn't hear anything about it until recently.
NICE! Everytime I read an article about the next Fast movie, I have to comment on how Lucas Black needs to be in the next movie. Cool to see it finally actually happening! This must have been something Justin Lin was keeping a tight lid on, as we didn't hear anything about it until recently.
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5:44AM on 09/17/2013
Might improve the next 3, now they just need to kill off Paul Walker to make them watchable.
Might improve the next 3, now they just need to kill off Paul Walker to make them watchable.
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11:32PM on 09/17/2013
No need to kill paul walker he can just go back to his newborn child and wife and be done with dom's crazy antics i can see lucas black's Sean Boswell replace Brian o connor
No need to kill paul walker he can just go back to his newborn child and wife and be done with dom's crazy antics i can see lucas black's Sean Boswell replace Brian o connor
3:32AM on 09/17/2013
The circle is now complete!
The circle is now complete!
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2:15AM on 09/17/2013
Just watched Fast 6 last night. I love the way the series has gone. Just good 'ol entertaining fun.

Now, to the story, I know I'm in the minority here, but Tokyo Drift was actually my favorite out of the franchise. Not because of the drifting (didn't really care for it to be honest), but because it had a different tone and feel to it. I thought Lucas Black did a great job in the lead role, and it will be interesting to see how he fits in with the rest of the crew. Also, looking forward to
Just watched Fast 6 last night. I love the way the series has gone. Just good 'ol entertaining fun.

Now, to the story, I know I'm in the minority here, but Tokyo Drift was actually my favorite out of the franchise. Not because of the drifting (didn't really care for it to be honest), but because it had a different tone and feel to it. I thought Lucas Black did a great job in the lead role, and it will be interesting to see how he fits in with the rest of the crew. Also, looking forward to Jason Statham as a villain, and the rumored potential role of Kurt Russell.

I used to strongly dislike this franchise, because it's so obscene, but I watched the first 5 movies in a marathon this summer, and it has grown on me. Looking forward to 7 - 9!
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2:07AM on 09/17/2013
It was only a matter of time...
It was only a matter of time...
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1:28AM on 09/17/2013
The new DK is back!!!!
The new DK is back!!!!
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1:05AM on 09/17/2013

Who would have thought

I was a retarded high schooler when the first one came out who could wait to add subs and other neon shit to my piece of shit saturn, now 12 years later there are trilogies being planned on top of trilogies. These movies are dumb as shit but Ive enjoyed seeing how they have been evolving along with myself who now would not be caught dead with a civic from 2002.
I was a retarded high schooler when the first one came out who could wait to add subs and other neon shit to my piece of shit saturn, now 12 years later there are trilogies being planned on top of trilogies. These movies are dumb as shit but Ive enjoyed seeing how they have been evolving along with myself who now would not be caught dead with a civic from 2002.
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12:17AM on 09/17/2013
I don't care what anyone says, The Fast & Furious franchise is pretty brilliant. The films are non-stop fun and action-packed.
I don't care what anyone says, The Fast & Furious franchise is pretty brilliant. The films are non-stop fun and action-packed.
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12:13AM on 09/17/2013

As long as the movies are still fun keep making

I figured he would be back. I dug part 3 though many did not. Just please do not get BoW WoW back. But bring back the two bickering friends from Fast Five, loved them! Look...I am even surprised there will be a part 9. They only mentioned up to 8 but if the movies are still fun and have creativity than keep making them, I am all for it...I am just happy Black will be back as I always enjoyed him and felt like he never reached full potential.
I figured he would be back. I dug part 3 though many did not. Just please do not get BoW WoW back. But bring back the two bickering friends from Fast Five, loved them! Look...I am even surprised there will be a part 9. They only mentioned up to 8 but if the movies are still fun and have creativity than keep making them, I am all for it...I am just happy Black will be back as I always enjoyed him and felt like he never reached full potential.
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11:39PM on 09/16/2013

Congratulations, Nina Davuluri, Miss America

Okay, the cast list for FAST & FURIOUS is beginning to resemble the alleged list for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. How many actors do they need in this franchise? Are they finally going to give Paul Walker the heave-ho?
Okay, the cast list for FAST & FURIOUS is beginning to resemble the alleged list for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. How many actors do they need in this franchise? Are they finally going to give Paul Walker the heave-ho?
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12:15AM on 09/17/2013
No heave-ho just a skadoosh
No heave-ho just a skadoosh
11:05PM on 09/16/2013
It really makes sense for him to be back considering that the next Fast film takes place after Tokyo Drift. Another thing, 3 more movies? Jeez, I think they might be milking the cow dry with this one.
It really makes sense for him to be back considering that the next Fast film takes place after Tokyo Drift. Another thing, 3 more movies? Jeez, I think they might be milking the cow dry with this one.
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10:49PM on 09/16/2013

To Me He Will Alway Be The Kid From...

... American Gothic with Gary Cole. He was great on that show. Glad to see he's getting in on the action. Now all they need to do is get Cole Hauser's character out of jail and we'll be set.
... American Gothic with Gary Cole. He was great on that show. Glad to see he's getting in on the action. Now all they need to do is get Cole Hauser's character out of jail and we'll be set.
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10:41PM on 09/16/2013
As long as it's not Bow Wow.
As long as it's not Bow Wow.
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10:50PM on 09/16/2013
Here's the thing. If Bow Wow actually had some use, then I'd have no objection as they'd have reason to bring him back. But he doesn't, so it seems like people want him back just for the hell of it.
Here's the thing. If Bow Wow actually had some use, then I'd have no objection as they'd have reason to bring him back. But he doesn't, so it seems like people want him back just for the hell of it.
12:15AM on 09/17/2013
i just want to know what version of the iPOD he was selling in the movie...
i just want to know what version of the iPOD he was selling in the movie...
9:55PM on 09/16/2013
I hope they change his name to Jeep
I hope they change his name to Jeep
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9:41PM on 09/16/2013

Aint no 10 second race

Finally! Black is a legit actor who has done well in some films that haven't been seen by many. I like this guy, and I think he can add something a little different to the cast. Just waiting to see that race at the end of Tokyo Drift!!
Finally! Black is a legit actor who has done well in some films that haven't been seen by many. I like this guy, and I think he can add something a little different to the cast. Just waiting to see that race at the end of Tokyo Drift!!
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9:42PM on 09/16/2013
awwe snap. I forgot he was just recently in 42. Dude is solid.
awwe snap. I forgot he was just recently in 42. Dude is solid.
9:37PM on 09/16/2013
They better show the race between Dom and Sean...
They better show the race between Dom and Sean...
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9:26PM on 09/16/2013

It was pretty much inevitable for Lucas Black to return.

But I'm tired of people wanting Bow Wow back. His character is useless. There's no real reason for him to return.
But I'm tired of people wanting Bow Wow back. His character is useless. There's no real reason for him to return.
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9:18PM on 09/16/2013
I'm interested to see how they tie together the 3rd movie with the new one. And its good to hear they're at least doing 3 more.
I'm interested to see how they tie together the 3rd movie with the new one. And its good to hear they're at least doing 3 more.
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12:17AM on 09/17/2013
i'd think one or two ways, or both, of keeping him in.

1) he was friends with 'you know who' < ---- no spoiler so he will want to help

or

2) knows the land and will help the crew out.

probably both....or he gets Gary Cole to help...holy shit...Gary Cole should join.
i'd think one or two ways, or both, of keeping him in.

1) he was friends with 'you know who' < ---- no spoiler so he will want to help

or

2) knows the land and will help the crew out.

probably both....or he gets Gary Cole to help...holy shit...Gary Cole should join.
8:59PM on 09/16/2013
Glad to have him back. I always found it weird that his character never came back, but everyone else involved in the other films did. It's almost like he's the last piece of the puzzle.

Oh, and after Fast 7, they're making two more!?!? What else are they going to do after Fast 7?
Glad to have him back. I always found it weird that his character never came back, but everyone else involved in the other films did. It's almost like he's the last piece of the puzzle.

Oh, and after Fast 7, they're making two more!?!? What else are they going to do after Fast 7?
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9:38PM on 09/16/2013
Space or time travel. There's nothing else after that.
Space or time travel. There's nothing else after that.
10:14PM on 09/16/2013
Why would he have come back when Fast 4 through 6 all take place story wise before 3? Him coming back any sooner in the franchise would not have made sense. Didn't you realize Han was alive again. It's not that complicated!!
Why would he have come back when Fast 4 through 6 all take place story wise before 3? Him coming back any sooner in the franchise would not have made sense. Didn't you realize Han was alive again. It's not that complicated!!
12:18AM on 09/17/2013
Fast sequels > Green Lantern sequels.

also...if you know the timeline it makes sense why now.
Fast sequels > Green Lantern sequels.

also...if you know the timeline it makes sense why now.
12:57AM on 09/17/2013
You found it weird? How so? Are you stoned?
You found it weird? How so? Are you stoned?
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8:59PM on 09/16/2013
So quite arguably the worst part of the F&F series is making a return in not just one movie, but three. And it doesn't stop there, they intend on making three more of these things?
So quite arguably the worst part of the F&F series is making a return in not just one movie, but three. And it doesn't stop there, they intend on making three more of these things?
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9:08PM on 09/16/2013
Don't watch them then.
Don't watch them then.
9:14PM on 09/16/2013
Thanks for the advice. Can I assume your favorite movie is Never Back Down?
Thanks for the advice. Can I assume your favorite movie is Never Back Down?
9:44PM on 09/16/2013
you dont deserve to use that screen name. For shame! your understanding of the FF franchise is lost like tears in rain.
you dont deserve to use that screen name. For shame! your understanding of the FF franchise is lost like tears in rain.
12:20AM on 09/17/2013
Now hold on a second, actually. While some people liked Tokyo Drift (i did, wasnt great but it was miles above 2) Lucas Black was good in it. He did a fine job. I don't see an issue with it. He is a decent actor, underused a lot, but yeah....if anything just realize they are not making Drift pt 2 but bringing back the best thing about it.

Also...Just Lin did Tokyo Drift + 4 + 5 + 6 so i mean....think about it...if you hated 3 then i guess you either 1) hated 4, 5, and 6, or 2) cannot admit
Now hold on a second, actually. While some people liked Tokyo Drift (i did, wasnt great but it was miles above 2) Lucas Black was good in it. He did a fine job. I don't see an issue with it. He is a decent actor, underused a lot, but yeah....if anything just realize they are not making Drift pt 2 but bringing back the best thing about it.

Also...Just Lin did Tokyo Drift + 4 + 5 + 6 so i mean....think about it...if you hated 3 then i guess you either 1) hated 4, 5, and 6, or 2) cannot admit Lin did great. just saying....
1:04AM on 09/17/2013
The worst part of F&F? lol There's a lot more that's worse than him in that series. And 3 more because it will make money. Duh.
The worst part of F&F? lol There's a lot more that's worse than him in that series. And 3 more because it will make money. Duh.
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