15 ‘Fast and Furious’ Facts to Rev Your Engine
Few would argue that the turning point in the ‘Fast and Furious’ films is when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the cast in ‘Fast Five’ as federal agent Luke Hobbs. He brought a breath of fresh air to the 14-year-old franchise, but if things had gone originally as planned, he wouldn't even have been in the movie. ‘Fast’ producers originally wanted Tommy Lee Jones to star in the film until star Vin Diesel came to them with The Rock. And where did he get that idea? One of his Facebook fans suggested it to him. That's just one of the surprising ‘Fast and Furious’ facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
The ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise (which now spawns seven movies and has grossed well over $2 billion worldwide) is well known for its vehicular warfare. The cars are the weapons of choice. But, in the tank sequence during ‘Fast and Furious 6’ (you know, the one where Vin Diesel catapults himself across a bridge to catch Michelle Rodriguez, who has also been catapulted across a bridge), the production wrecked over 250 cars. And that's just one scene!
‘You Think You Know Movies?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ but now, it’s time to put the petal to the metal with the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise!
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