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Dwayne Johnson: There Are More Miles Left In The “Fast” Franchise



Will there be a Fast 8? It’s the million dollar question fans want to know. Dwayne Johnson tells HipHollywood during the films’ junket that he believes there are still a few miles left in the franchise.

“I think there may be another one,” said Johnson.  “I think there are a few more miles left on this franchise. They are talking about it now and we can have early discussions about it now which I’m cool with. But I think let’s let Furious 7 come out and see how the fans respond to it.”

And Vin Diesel believes fans will really enjoy the films ending, which pays homage to the late Paul Walker who died in 2013 in a fatal car crash. “We really pulled out all the stops to conclude this movie in a way that honors a legacy, so I would hold off talking about the future until fans really get a chance to see this movie and the ending specifically.”

Directed by James Wan, Furious 7 finds the gang on the hunt for a government hacker played by newcomer Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones. Also new to the franchise is Kurt Russell, Djimon Hounsou and action star Jason Statham, who just may be their fiercest adversary.

“Every single time we shoot another movie I’m like how the hell are we going to top what we just did,” said Ludacris who returns as Tej. “And somehow we do it, and the fans keep supporting, so it will continue to get bigger and better.”

Furious 7 hits theaters April 3. Check out the video above for the rest of our sit-down with the cast.









Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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