The last time that Lucas Black became part of the “Fast & Furious” franchise was during its third installment titled “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” where he was the protagonist along with Korean actor Sung Kang, who until the end of “Fast & Furious 6” played Han Seoul-Oh in the series.
However, unlike Sung Kang, who eventually moved on to the next three installments of the franchise, Black never made it out of the “Tokyo Drift” film.
But latest casting reports for “Fast & Furious 8” now indicate that Lucas Black will be taken back into the franchise to sort of fill for the absence of the late Paul Walker, who shall no longer be coming back to the movie series for obvious reasons, reports Jobs & Hire.
Black will reprise his role as Sean Boswell. Back in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” Sean was a 17-year-old high school student and an American expat living in Tokyo.
He was a troublemaker with a talent for auto mechanics who makes friends with Twinkie, Neela, and Han Seoul-Oh, who later on becomes his mentor.
Apart from the cars and the racing plotline, what gave the “Tokyo Drift” the signature “Fast & Furious” mark is no other than Vin Diesel himself, who played a cameo role in the movie as Dominic ‘Dom’ Toretto.
It would be exciting to see another returning face to the franchise following reports that Eva Mendes shall also be returning to reprise her role as Customs agent Monica Fuentes. Mendes was last seen during the second and fifth movies of the franchise in bit roles.
However, until the producers or somebody who is privy to the production of “Fast & Furious 8” confirms the return of Lucas Black, everything is speculation at this point and should be taken with a fine grain of salt.
Revealing the stunt cars
Meanwhile, the stunt cars that the cast members of the “Fast & Furious 8” will be using in the movie have already been revealed. Apparently, the vehicles were seen in Iceland, where actors Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson have recently been spotted preparing to do filming.
Aside from armored trucks and multiple Ripsaw ATVs, the upcoming installment of the car racing action franchise will feature a Rally Fighter and some Lamborghini Murcielagos, reports Movie News Guide.
The Lamborghini Murcielago is a sports car produced between 2001 and 2010. On the other hand, the Rally Fighter was produced by Local Motors since 2007 and was even featured in “Transformers: Age of Extinction” starring Mark Wahlberg.
Back in the “Fast & Furious 7,” the cast members used the Subaru Impreza. Apparently, the Japanese carmaker donated several units of the Impreza to the movie as part of its effort to promote the brand. With the success of the movie, the Impreza has become one of the familiar sports sedans in the world today.
With the main casting of “Fast & Furious 8” pretty much set, most of the reports about the movie are its possible plotlines.
Lately, the most interesting tidbits found on the internet about “Fast & Furious 8” is on British action star Jason Statham.
Reports have it that Jason Statham, who played Deckard Shaw in “Fast & Furious 7,” will turn into a good guy for the next installment of the action movie. This is actually a contradiction to previous reports that British dame Helen Mirren will be part of “Fast & Furious 8” and she will break Deckard Shaw from prison.
So seeing Deckard Shaw turning from a bad guy into a good guy looks remote at this point but since the producers have yet to make a statement about “Fast & Furious 8,” it is also a possibility.
In fact, current speculations are also saying that Deckard Shaw will be a good guy because someone else will take over the role of the big bad in “Fast & Furious 8.”