After making his first appearance during the end-credits scene in Fast & Furious 6, in which he seemingly ‘killed’ off fan-favourite character Han, played by Sung Kang, Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw became a major part of the franchise as a villain in Furious 7 and later as a member of the family in The Fate of the Furious.
Following the release of the eighth film, Statham co-starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in the spinoff film, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, to which Statham has recently provided an update on the sequel during an interview with Collider to promote Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man.
“Hundreds of millions get spent on making the movie and promoting the movie, so they have to have a good script. We’re motivated to do something about that; we’re waiting for the knock on the door, essentially.”
While Statham won’t be appearing in the upcoming Fast & Furious 9, the actor later continued to discuss his future with the mainline franchise and whether he will return for the final two instalments.
“I’d love to come back for those couple of movies. It’s thin ice that I’m skating on if I talk about what’s going to happen in the next movies. But I know Justin Lin, I know him really well, and it was funny, when I came on to do the cameo in 6, he never turned up to 7 and 8, and they’re the ones that I did, so we’re destined to do something bigger. It’s great to work with Vin and all the other characters, I’ve made some great friends on that movie, and I really love the film franchise itself. I think it’s a global success for all the right reasons. To be a part of it is just a great privilege. So if they want me in the next ones, I’ll be there.”
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