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Universal planning to release "at least" three more Fast and Furious movies
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Universal planning to release "at least" three more Fast and Furious movies

There will be at least three more Fast And Furious movies, a senior executive at Universal Pictures has revealed. 

Donna Langley, who is chairman of Universal Pictures, told the Hollywood Reporter that she believed that the series, which has so far yielded six movies, with a seventh due next year, was still a "growing franchise". 

Asked about the future of Fast And Furious, she said: "We think there's at least three more. Paul [Walker] is, and always will be, an integral part of the story. But there are many other great characters, and it's also an opportunity to introduce new characters. I think it's still a growing franchise."

She continued: "We'll see what happens with Furious 7, obviously, but our box office has grown over the past three or four films and internationally, in particular. So we think that there's more to mine there. But we're of course very mindful about fatigue."

The next instalment of the serie is due for release in April next year and you can watch the trailer below. 

The trailer, which clocks in at almost three minutes, starts with an extended look at a stunning action set piece, before previewing the film's usual high octane pace. 

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Lucas Black will also reprise their roles in the new movie, with Val Kilmer and Jason Statham joining the cast as villain Ian Shaw. We get a first glimpse at him in the trailer. 

Paul Walker, who was tragically killed in a car accident while filming was taking place, has a full role in the movie. His remaining scenes were completed using CGI with his brothers, Caleb and Cody used as stand-ins. 

The film is due for release on April 3rd next year. 

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