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  • Could Furious 7’s diverse cast herald a new trend in Hollywood blockbusters?
  • Could Furious 7’s diverse cast herald a new trend in Hollywood blockbusters?
    Universal Pictures (2015) ©
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Fast and Furious: driving diversity in the cinema

Eleven years after its debut, the Fast and Furious franchise is more lucrative than ever. The latest is the third film ever to break $1 billion in the box office. But is its success down to cars, girls and explosions? Or does it offer something no other franchise does – a cast as diverse as its audience?

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When actor Paul Walker died in a car crash shortly before Furious 7 wrapped, social media saw an outpouring of grief from fans. For the thousands mourning the loss of a member of the ‘#fastfamily’, Walker’s passing marked a devastating end to more than a decade of adventures, romance and action.

For its global fanbase, the Fast and Furious films were more than just action flicks. Thrilled by its car chases and hooked on the interweaving friendships and romances of its ensemble cast, Fast fans kept coming back for more. Since the release of The Fast and The Furious in 2001, ...

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