If the whopping $626 million worldwide take that Fast Five drove away with is any indication, Fast & Furious 6 will surely be one of this summer's biggest box office hits. New details have surfaced regarding the end of this upcoming action-thriller, which will serve to set up the impending Fast & Furious 7 in a few years time.
Be warned, there are heavy spoilers throughout the rest of this article, so read on at your own risk.
While the franchise already boasts a massive ensemble cast, it seems they are bringing one more major action star into the fold, and he will pop up at the very end of Fast & Furious 6, possibly in an end credit sequence. Luke Evans plays the villainous Owen Shaw in Fast & Furious 6, who runs a highly-trained group of mercenaries targeted by Dwayne Johnson's Agent Hobbs. Hobbs asks for Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of their gang for help in taking down this rogue group, and, of course, they are successful. Here's where the twist comes in.
An insider describes this scene as a chase in Tokyo, where the police are pursuing a Mazda RX-7, with a Mercedes S-Class following the chase before slamming into the RX-7. When the driver gets out of the car, it is none other than Jason Statham, who plays Ian Shaw, the older brother of Luke Evans' Owen Shaw. We then learn that the RX-7 was being driven by Sung Kang's Han. Ian then pulls out his cell phone and calls Dom, saying Dom "doesn't know him, but he's about to."
This scene also sets up the timeline in which The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift takes place, which was never previously established. This scene indicates that The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift takes place between Fast & Furious 6 and the impending Fast & Furious 7, which Jason Statham will reportedly be a major part of.
Of course, nothing has been confirmed by Universal Studios at this point, and I doubt they will either, with Fast & Furious 6 still more than three months away. Regardless, it does set up some very intriguing possibilities for the future of this high-octane franchise.