Michelle-Rodriguez-and-Vin-Diesel-in-Fast-and-Furious-6This weekend is going to be an awesome one, and a big part of that is due to the fact that Universal will debut the first trailer for Fast and Furious 6.

Justin Lin is returning behind the camera for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Fast Five, which was one of the best and most memorable blockbusters in recent years, taking the franchise to new heights and even bigger audiences.

Along with the trailer, the studio have also been keeping the plot synopsis under wraps. But as we approach the Super Bowl this Sunday, the first synopsis has now debuted online ahead of the trailer.

“Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe.  But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez).  The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London.  Payment?  Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.”

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are of course once more front and centre, with another brilliant ensemble cast, headed up by Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Luke Evans, Joe Taslim, Tyrese Gibson, Gina Carano, Gal Gadot, and the excellent Sung Kang.

Lin is back in the director’s chair, having helmed the third, fourth, and fifth instalments, and he’s directing from a script penned by Chris Morgan, who’s written all the films in the series that Lin has directed.

We got our first look at Michelle Rodriguez earlier in the month, and I can’t wait to see her brought back to life here.

Fast and Furious 6 will be hitting theatres hard on 24th May in the UK and US, and that release date really can’t come fast enough. This is going to be amazing. Be sure to come back on Sunday for the full trailer when it hits.