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Fast and Furious 7 to star another female MMA Fighter?

August 9th, 2013 by Marc Comments

I’m still on something of a sugar high since Fast and Furious 6 so I get giddy every time I hear news about part seven because I hope it can keep up the momentum built by the last couple of movies…

And more news there is. It seems that, according to aintitcool, Universal is looking to cast another female MMA fighter after the success of Gina Carano in the last couple of movies. Apparently Ronda Rousey (above) is in talks to join Fast and Furious 7 after she finishes filming on The Expendables 3. The site is however reporting that “Unlike Carano though, Rousey is still an active fighter and has a fight scheduled for December 28th and needs 45 consecutive uninterrupted days to train for that championship fight so she will be working non-stop to meet that deadline.” Ouch.

Fast and Furious 7 is set for release on July 11 2014 even though it hasn’t started filming yet (!), which is a bit worrying, and will star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez,  Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham. It will be directed by James Wan.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….