Although the film isn’t destined to hit the US until May 24, Fast & Furious 6 has been out in other parts of the world for a while now. And as has been the trend for the past couple of films, there is a brief scene after the credits. I’ll tell you right now, it answers one of the major underlying questions of the entire Fast and Furious series and teases the next film. Read on for the clip, but be warned - it might ruin the movie for you.
Remember that scene in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, in which Han’s Veilside kitted RX-7 is t-boned and ends up exploding? The post-credits scene starts with this scene, but reveals the driver who rammed Han. He’s Ian Shaw (played by Jason Statham), the brother of Owen Shaw, the main antagonist of Fast 6. The scene closes with Ian walking away from the wreckage, making a threatening phone call to Dom. He says “You don’t know me, but you’re about to...”
Why is this scene so significant? It finally answers the question of the chronology of the series. Han hints that he’s going to end up in Japan in both the beginning of the fourth and the end of the fifth movie, and we already know that he’s there in the third movie. This places Tokyo Drift between Fast 6 and the seventh film, hints at why Dom is in Tokyo at the end of Tokyo Drift, and reveals Jason Statham as the villain of the seventh movie. Needless to say, I’m pretty psyched about Fast 7 already!