Kurt Russell has revealed some more information on the upcoming Fast & Furious film, including a hint that his character may be in the eighth installment.
Russell, who was unsure if his character would still be used following the death of franchise star Paul Walker, confirmed to IGN he’ll still be in the film, although the logistics were still being sorted out.
He added that although shooting hasn’t started yet, they’ve narrowed down the location spots and filming time.
“I’ve been told April, maybe May, maybe Dubai, maybe Atlanta, maybe LA,” Russell said.
IGN reported that when Russell first signed on for the project, he would’ve had a minor role in the seventh film and an expanded role in the eighth.
Russell confirmed that while talks for his character in the eighth role were still taking place, it would be harder to move forward without Walker’s character.
“I just wanted to be able to work with them making the best possible character to either be sad he doesn’t move on or say, ‘Yeah, I want this character to move on — we need this character to move on.’ That sort of thing. I don’t know what the situation, with Paul dying, does to that. I don’t know.”
Although Walker’s character seemed to be crucial for the development of Russell’s still unnamed man, the actor confessed his character was much closer to Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto.
“The character that I play is presented as one thing, but you have a big suspicion that he’s another. Vin’s character is – it’s really the family around Vin that’s going to be suspecting “Why is he involved with this guy?”
“It was always going to be Vin’s character who he was a father figure to – but he’s either a good one or a bad one,” Russell said.
Russell also had parting words for his co-star and friend Walker, adding that he was “a terrific person” and “everything about him was cool.”
Fast & Furious 7 was set to be released sometime this year, but was pushed back due to Walker’s death. The film is slotted to be released on April 15, 2015.