Somehow, someway, the Fast & Furious franchise has been fully revived in a way no one could have ever imagined. Vin Diesel has also recently discovered social media and is using it brilliantly to hype every single thing that he does. From blowing up the internet by posting a picture of him at Marvel to giving constant updates from the set of Fast & Furious 7, Diesel and his film franchise have never been higher.
The latest update comes in the form of the first photo of veteran actor Kurt Russell along side Diesel and co-star Paul Walker. It’s the first look we’re getting at one of the most unconventional casting choices in a month of crazy and unconventional casting choices like Ben Affleck as Batman and James Spader as Ultron.
As with every update he gives, Diesel posted the photo on his official Facebook page with a caption praising what a joy Russell is to work with.
It’s still unclear just what role Russell is playing in the film, but shooting didn’t start that long ago and already Russell is being called to set. Either they’re just getting his scenes out of the way or he’s playing a larger role than we already thought. Either way, Russell is yet another iconic name that has been added to the revived franchise that is sure to bring in curious observers interested in seeing how the Backdraft star is being used by Diesel and company.
Fast & Furious 7 hits theaters in July 11, 2014.