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'Fast & Furious 6' New Mega-Villain Unveiled in Post-Credit Tease (Spoiler Alert!)

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Hobbs, Toretto, and O'Conner better watch their backs in 'Fast 7'! (Photo: Universal)

The massively popular "Fast & Furious" series has amassed more than $1.5 billion to date, and shows no sign of slowing down. Lately, the trick to keeping the track roaring has been adding teasers just after the credits start, hinting at the thrills ahead.

In “Fast 6” that tradition continues with one very big reveal.


If you follow the series you know the third installment, "Tokyo Drift" takes place after "Fast" 4, 5, and 6. Why do we know this? For one, Han (Sung Kang), who died in the third "Fast," is alive in the latter three installments.

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After the credits roll in "Fast 6," we see Han die all over again. Same race in Japan, same car flip. And now we can finally map out the chronology of the series: "Fast" 1, "Fast" 2, skip to "Fast" 4, "Fast" 5, "Fast" 6, back to "Fast" 3 (that pesky "Tokyo Drift"), and then forward to "Fast" 7 (coming out next year).

Han’s killer has never been revealed, but at last all is told.

Han dies after a mysterious Mercedes-Benz sideswipes his car, causing it to flip. And guess who gets out of the stealthy car to check Han's lifeless corpse?


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'Fast & Furious 7' villain Jason Statham (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images)

Ian Shaw, played by none other than British action star Jason Statham (portraying the brother of the "Fast 6" super-villain known simply as Shaw, played by Luke Evans). Evans's character dies at the hands of the "Fast" crew in the sixth installment, out now. Statham's man is clearly avenging his brother's death.

The series has come full circle. And Han's death is, at last, explained.

Of course, if you check the IMDb page for "Fast & Furious 7," you'll see Statham's name at the top of the credits listing for the character Ian Shaw and that the film is in preproduction. For fans of the series, this is a huge development.

Now we get to ponder a "Fast" installment with yet another huge personality added to the mix, with Statham joining The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Rodriguez.

This isn't the first time the series has showcased a big reveal after the end of a film. The post-credits scene in "Fast & Furious 5" blew everyone's mind when U.S. customs agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) handed Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) a very interesting file. The big reveal: Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) was alive! (She was believed to have been murdered by way of a fiery car crash in the fourth installment.)

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While Mendes doesn't appear in "Fast 6" – in which a very much alive-yet-confused Letty emerges – another revealing post-credits scene does.

Director James Wan, known best for his long-running "Saw" horror franchise, has taken over the series from Justin Lin. And he has his work cut out for him when it comes to balancing all these big players, ahem, drivers.

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