We haven't heard much about Crank 3 since Comic-Con 2011, when actor Efren Ramirez exclusively revealed the sequel is moving forward, perhaps without star Jason Statham. Co-director Mark Neveldine recently said he and Brian Taylor spoke with Idris Elba about starring in Crank 3, while they were shooting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Here's what Mark Neveldine had to say below.
"I would LOVE that! Actually, we joking-but-not-quite-jokingly joked about that with Idris while we were over in Romania and Turkey. Just trying to figure out a way of getting him into Crank 3. There are so many different ways that Crank 3 could go. We've been talking about the top 50 ideas we what to do for Crank 3, so we're just trying to pare them down. By the way, Crank 3 is going to happen, the studios are really excited about it. It's just all about timing."
The director also spoke about where they plan on taking the story after Crank High Voltage.
"That alone, we have 20 ways to tackle it. You know, with Crank, basically, you insert another quarter and you play the game again. It's kind of like what thrills me and Brian, it's whatever we feel like doing there in the moment, whatever we wanna do, we just do and make it happen. The important thing is what powers Chev. It was adrenaline that kept him alive in the first one, it was electricity in the second one, you know, it's all about what will keep him alive in the third one. It's just fun slinging those ideas around."