Along with a general uptick in directorial quality, character energy, and genre crossover, Fast Five managed to rejigger its franchise by bringing in The Rock to spice up things up and make the antagonist someone worth a shit. For a while it’s been rumored that would be a new habit and that Jason Statham would be the next action name to join the roster and tear shit up on wheels. Alas, that will not be the case.

Twitch is reporting that whatever deal was being considered couldn’t be made, and Statham will be a part of neither Fast Six nor Seven, which have planned shoots in Europe.

Who else would you like to see join this world? If it can’t be the Transporter himself, surely there are other ass-kickers that could step in- toss your ideas into the comments.

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