‘Crank 3’ Coming With Or Without Jason Statham

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor or prepping the third film in the franchise, which may be a prequel.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Efren Ramirez, the co-star of Neveldine/Taylor's popular Crank movies, opened his mouth at Comic Con 2011 this year and Movie Web picked up the sweet, sweet words: Crank 3 is coming. Our suggestion for a title: Overcranked. Come on, that's pretty clever.

In a video interview, Ramirez said that Neveldine and Taylor are looking into "either a Crank 3 going forward with Jason Statham, or going back with a prequel." Makes sense. And since Ramirez plays two characters in the franchise, either way he'll probably get to come back as well.

We loved, loved, loved the original Crank, the manic action comedy with an added emphasis on the "comedy," but were frustrated by the overt misogyny and racism in Crank 2: High Voltage. Neveldine/Taylor may have been playing up the outrageousness for laughs, but damn it… We weren't laughing. Here's hoping Crank 3 – *COUGHOVERCRANKEDCOUGH* – excuse us, tones down just that one little thing so we can actually enjoy it this time.

CRAVE Online will return with more Crank 3 news once we get some epi… eppe… eppin…

Epinephrine, that's it!