It has to be difficult for the stars of movies that don’t necessarily pay attention to the marketing to know what is and what isn’t a secret in the weeks before the release.
Take Michelle Rodriguez and “Fast and Furious 6” for example. Back in February, Ain’t It Cool News reported that they knew of a surprise cameo that would take place at the end of the movie and lead into the seventh installment.
Once the scoop hit, there wasn’t much more to it than a waiting game, but now that the cast of “Fast and Furious 6″ is making the press rounds, it was only a matter of time before someone asked. That’s exactly what DesdeHollywood did, and we got our answer from Rodriguez.
Read more (spoilers) after the jump!
The outlet asked the actress what the surprise guest, Jason Statham, would bring to “Fast and Furious 7,” and Rodriguez did not play coy.
“Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, when you see these guys in a room you know they belong together,” she said. “You can see in their eyes that they have gone through a lot [...] I applaud Universal for getting him on-board!”
Well, there you have it. Hopefully there isn’t some of kind of repercussion from Universal because she spoiled their big surprised. What are they going to do? Fake kill Letty again? Or maybe they’ll actually kill her this time.
It always feels like overkill when a studio releases a large number of clips from a movie in anticipation of its impending release date, but that’s exactly what Universal Pictures has done with “Fast & Furious 6.” Fortunately this series has proved time and again that it doesn’t need a brilliant marketing strategy to get people in theaters.
All nine clips can be watched over at Coming Soon. Some show Vin Diesel‘s character Dom bringing the team back together to hunt down a new villain who might have a connection to the assumedly dead Letty, while others give us a taste of the badass character Gina Carano will bring to the film—she seems amazing. All in all, they’re pretty great teases for the new movie.
It’s no surprise that “Fast & Furious 6″ will be loaded with action, but what’s surprising here is just how few of these clips include any sort of car racing. That’s what the big action is supposed to be in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, right? Of course, Universal could just want to show off the many exciting actors here instead of giving away all the big stunt sequences, but we still expected more than two—admittedly awesome—race sequence among these nine clips. At least one of them does involve the tank, though.
These sneak peeks at least do show us some of the actors we’re most excited about seeing in this new movie. There’s Diesel and Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson and Carano, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, and even one clip featuring Luke Evans‘ villain character Owen Shaw. Consider us on board with this new flick. “Fast & Furious 6″ comes out on May 24.
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