Earlier this morning, I had the pleasure of chatting with Tyrese Gibson about the Blu-ray and DVD release of Fast Five, which hits the shelves October 4. Even before the phenomenal success of Fast Five, Universal Pictures launched plans in mid-April for Fast & Furious 6, hiring Chris Morgan to once again write the script for this sequel (he wrote The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, and Fast Five). Here's what Tyrese Gibson had to say about how he would like to see his character, Roman Pierce, evolve in Fast & Furious 6.
Tyrese Gibson discusses Fast & Furious 6 and Five Brothers
"I just hope that they keep the concept of the heist going. I hope they allow me to be more a part of the decision-making, how we're going to get this mission accomplished, instead of having the mission thrown at us and we become disgruntled about the mission (Laughs). I just hope they allow Roman to be Roman Pierce, have some fun and play my part. I'm not fighting for camera time, but we had a lot of fun promoting it (Fast Five). We went to eight different countries, and I just love it. I have a girlfriend who's from Dubai. She was overseas and she said, 'Every theater was sold out, for weeks and weeks and weeks, because of Fast Five.' We were all speaking in Arabic and they were still laughing and having fun with all of the shit we were doing in the movie. These are things I couldn't imagine doing and being a part of as a kid, so it's all kind of unreal."
We also talked a bit about Five Brothers, the sequel to Tyrese Gibson's 2005 hit Four Brothers. Here's what he had to say about the status of that movie, and how you as MovieWeb readers may be able to help.
"You know what, I just really hope that Paramount considers and understands the cult following behind Four Brothers. All of our careers have sort of went to another level since Four Brothers, with Mark Wahlberg, myself, André (Benjamin) has been kind of low-key, but Garrett Hedlund, even though he passed away in the first one, his career has blossomed. I hope that they're able to press the button on it. To be honest, I think it just takes one meeting with (producer) Lorenzo di Bonaventura, (director) John Singleton, myself and Mark Wahlberg at Paramount, and they'll green light it and we'll be ready to go. The script is already written and we all really want to do it. We just have to get Paramount to press that button. Maybe the fans from your website can write Paramount some letters about how they were able to relate and identify with the movie, and how much they love and how much they would love to see Five Brothers be made. The script is already done and ready to go. I would love to do Five Brothers, love to do it."
Stay tuned for my full interview with Tyrese Gibson for Fast Five in the very near future.
Fast & Furious 6 comes to theaters May 24th, 2013 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Luke Evans, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot. The film is directed by Justin Lin.