Some are fast, some are furious, and one is fake.
CarBuzz Real or Fake is back, and this time it’s all about how fast and furious you can spot the b.s. Those of you that live in a cave likely missed the debut of the “Furious 7” trailer. As of writing, the trailer is a few days old and already has many million views. The franchise is now seven films long, which means plenty of fun facts have piled up along the way. Below you’ll find four interesting tidbits from the franchise, one of which is complete crap. Let us know which one you think is the fake in the polls and comments section. Have fun!
You’d think that to be in a movie about cars you’d need a license. Well, that didn’t stop Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster from being cast in the first film. (The jokes practically write themselves here.) No one likes going to the DMV, especially in California. That being said, I bet your 16-year-old self would’ve killed to have taken a license test on Tuesday and shoot “The Fast and the Furious” on Wednesday.
Many folks take to social media to suggest who should play who in such-and-such a film. Many, many more people whine about casting decisions via social media. Remember when Ben Affleck was picked to play Batman? (we're still trying to wrap our heads around that one.) However, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has Facebook to thank for getting him his role in the Fast & Furious franchise. One of Vin Diesel’s Facebook fans suggested that he should do a film with The Rock. If only Stone Cold or John Cena was so lucky.
Do you ever stop and think about what happened to Jesse’s Jetta from “The Fast and the Furious”? Would you have guessed that it became Frankie Muniz’s, aka Malcolm from “Malcolm in the Middle,” first car? That’s right: The child star turned racer bought the car as his very first ride. He had more than enough money to do so, and after all, buying Jesse’s Jetta isn’t going to run you a cool $1.37 mil like Paul Walker’s “Fast & Furious” (the fourth one) GT-R.
Paul Walker never scared anyone come Oscar season, but it’s undeniable that the Fast & Furious films wouldn’t and won’t be the same without him. That being said, can you imagine Brian O’Connor being played by Freddie Prinze Jr.? The two starred in “She’s All That” and Prinze Jr. had the lead role in “The Fast and the Furious” wrapped up before leaving it due to money demands. Hey, Freddie, how’s that Scooby-Doo franchise working out for ya?
How do you think you did? Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster were not legally permitted to operate a motor vehicle at the time of them being cast in their roles. F&F executives could smell what The Rock was cooking after one of his Facebook fans suggested he would be perfect for the film and Frankie Muniz did score himself Jesse's Jetta for around $100,000. That means Freddie Prinze Jr. never left the role of Brian O'Conner because he never had it. The Scooby-Doo franchise worked out just fine for him, he is worth $19 million dollars. If you guessed this was the false story treat yourself with a ticket to FF7.