Tyrese Gibson Confirms Himself and More in Fast and the Furious 5
07.14.10 by Ryan
Tyrese Gibson isn't the only actor in Hollywood to fall in love with Twitter, but he may have fallen the hardest. Gibson used his Twitter account to announce his return for Transformers 3, and now he's using it to confirm his involvement with Fast & Furious 5, which, in the ever-evolving world of Fast & Furious titles, is now called Fast Five.
Major shouts to Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, & Dwayne "Rock" Johnson!! "Fast & Furious Five" Let's get em again!!
After 2009's Fast and Furious proved fans still loved the franchise, the returns of Walker and Diesel were a given, but a return for Gibson, who "replaced" Diesel for 2 Fast 2 Furious as Roman Pierce, was unexpected. As for Johnson, the wrestler turned actor revealed his character in an old-fashioned interview with MTV.
We’re gonna introduce a new character into the franchise … A really unique U.S. Marshal who is hired to hunt and track down Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. He’s a former bounty hunter... He has a unique group of guys who, when the government has issues... they call my character.
Before anyone gets too excited about The Tooth Fairy hunting down The Pacifier and a Deedle, there's another 2 Fast 2 Furious actor returning for Fast Five: Ludacris. The rapper/actor took to his Twitter to announce his return.
Just landed in Puerto Rico. Shooting for Fast & Furious 5 is about to be underway...
Fast Five opens June 10, 2011, with Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift director Justin Lin returning to direct a script from Chris Morgan which Diesel has admitted is the first of two sequels to the 2009 sequel.