Fast & Furious 7 is set to begin shooting this summer, a rapid production turnaround that had been thought to have ruled out Dwayne Johnson thanks to scheduling issues.
However, producer Neal Moritz has been talking about the upcoming project, and has asserted that Johnson will be involved, claiming “The Rock will be a part of it.”
“Yes, we are gonna film this summer,” he revealed. “We have been talking about it for quite a while, because while we’re making any of the Fast movies we’re always talking about what could happen in future Fast films.
“[ James Wan is ] a terrific, terrific director,” he continued. “He’s done everything you could do in the genre he’s been working in, and as he said to me the other day, everything he has trained [ for ] has been so he could take the next step up into something like Fast & Furious .”
You could almost be forgiven for forgetting that Fast & Furious 6 hasn’t even been released yet! Co-starring Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, the next film opens in the UK on 17 May 2013.