Fast & Furious 7 Update: Grammy Nominated Singer Romeo Santos Joins Franchise [WATCH VIDEO]
According to the latest report by Deadline, director James Wan has signed up musician Romeo Santos in “Fast & Furious 7.” The film already stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black and the Walker brothers (Paul, Caleb and Cody), along with newcomers in the “Fast and Furious” franchise Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. Read on for MNG’s “Fast & Furious 7″ update as Grammy nominated singer Romeo Santos joins the franchise.
The Deadline report didn’t provide any information as to what role Santos will be playing in “Fast & Furious 7.”
The film’s plot is written by Chris Morgan who has written every sequel in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Since “Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift,” the new film has included Ian Shaw (Statham) – brother of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) from “Fast & Furious 6.” He is seeking revenge for the death of his sibling.
The announcement was reportedly made when Vin Diesel joined Romeo Santos on stage during a concert on May 22, 2014. The singer was performing a sold out show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles when he was joined by Vin Diesel at the microphone. You can watch the video below, after this articel. The said video was made possible thanks to a fan in the crowd who was filming the moment.
One thing Santos has in common with Vin Diesel is an enormous social media following. The musician has two million followers on Twitter and 19 million Facebook followers (though that number is nothing next to Diesel’s 76 million Facebook fans!).
Vin Diesel got on stage with Santos to announce that the Bachata star will be in “Fast & Furious 7.” Click HERE to see a photo of it from Diesel’s official Instagram account. Santos being announced as part of the movie pleased many of his fans throughout the world.
According to Global Grind, Santos shared this update on his Instagram page:
“S/O to @vindiesel for coming out last night and letting the world know that Romeo Santos will be in Fast and Furious 7. #romeosantos”
Fans of Santos are thrilled with the news, as reported by BuzzFeed:
“Whattttt, romeo santos is coming out in fast and furious 7 , I must see that,” tweeted @HelloPinkyy/culuaa in the BuzzFeed report.
“woke up to by far the best news ever my baby @RomeoSantosPage is going to be in Fast 7!!! Yassss!!! So happy!!!! :-D,” tweeted Lu (@Luisaafer).
Santos is a talented singer and best known for his music. His most recent studio album “Formula, Vol. 2” was released earlier in 2014 and it features collaborations with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderon and Kevin Hart.
That’s it for the “Fast & Furious 7″ update about Grammy nominated singer Romeo Santos joining the franchise. Keep reading on as we at Movie News Guide (MNG) are coming up with more spoilers and news on “Fast & Furious 7,” soon. You can also click HERE to see pictures of the “Fast and Furious 7” set.
Check out the video below: