We were thrilled by the thought of Jason Statham joining Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and the rest of "The Fast and the Furious" gang for not one, but two new films for the franchise. Stathman is no stranger to action and explosions having been in "The Expendables," "Killer Elite," and three "Transporter" movies. To see him show off his driving skills would be the sugar, spice and everything nice badass dreams are made of.
We were abruptly woken from our dream, however, when reality knocked on our door to the deliver the unfortunate news that the franchise will have to continue on without him. Twitch Film reported that the actor has turned down the offer.
Back in October, speculation began that "The Transporter" star was in negotiations for a role in "Fast Six" and "Fast Seven." The plan was to shoot both films back-to-back in Europe this year to be released next summer (May 24, 2013).
The follow-ups are Universal Pictures reply to the success of "Fast Five." The action flick made $83.6 million its opening weekend making it the best opening for any of the "Fast and Furious" franchise films.
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