The Fast and Furious franchise has become quite plentiful in major surprises lately, which you wouldn't expect from a muscular series like this. But it's true, if you consider the big Michelle Rodriguez reveal at the end of Fast Five that surprised a number of people. There's an even bigger one that may be speeding around the corner, so considering this your warning that a major spoiler is coming up.
Ok, so remember a couple of years ago the rumor of Jason Statham joining Fast and Furious 6 & 7 as a villain of some sort? Well, it never came to be.....right? Well, according to AICN, Statham makes a cameo in the upcoming film, and that's only a small part of the story. Apparently, at some point in the story, maybe in a post-credits sequence, they'll cut to a scene Statham driving and bashing into another car, flipping it over. The guy in the other car is Han (Sung Kang), who we all know dies near the end of Tokyo Drift. For those not keeping score, Tokyo Drift takes place at the end of all the other movies even though it's the third one to hit theaters.
Statham would be playing Ian Shawn, the big brother to Luke Evans' villain character. He then calls up Vin Diesel and makes a rather bold threat, setting up the next and possibly final film. It had been rumored that parts 6 and 7 would comprise one large storyarc, and this would seem to validate that.
Pretty awesome, right? Hey, told you it was a major spoiler. We'll find out if this is true or not on May 24th. For now, enjoy this brand new theatrical trailer.