Kurt Russell rules himself out of an Expendables appearance

Kurt Russell may be about to join the Fast & Furious ensemble for the seventh film in the series, but one franchise he seems keen to give a wide berth is The Expendables ...

"I’m glad Sly’s done well with this,” said Russell in an interview with IGN . “He’s a great person. The fellas all seem to have a good time. I’ve never seen any of them. It’s not a beat I get. It’s like looking backwards to me."

"There’s something about Fast & Furious . It has that mystery to me – and it’s for a funny audience, you know? It’s for a 15 to… 30? I think now you can take that from 15 to 45, and I think that’s what’s interesting about that.”

As to his character in Fast & Furious 7 , it had been assumed that Russell would be playing a kind of father figure to the late Paul Walker, but according to the star, he will be far more linked to Vin Diesel’s protagonist...

"The character that I play is presented as one thing, but you have a big suspicion that he’s another,” says Russell. “It’s really the family around Vin that’s going to be suspecting, ‘Why is he involved with this guy?’"

Directed by James Wan, Fast & Furious 7 will open in the UK on 10 April 2015.

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