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Collateral & The Transporter Jason Statham Theory Confirmed By Writer

Collateral writer Stuart Beattie confirms a long-held fan theory about Jason Statham’s character that connects that film and The Transporter. Although Statham is now best known for roles in hit films like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and The Meg, many viewers will still associate the action star with his role as Frank Martin in The Transporter franchise. Released in 2002, Louis Leterrier’s The Transporter features Statham’s character as a driver/mercenary who strikes back at the criminals who hired him after a job goes wrong.

Released 2 years later, in 2004, Collateral shares little in common with The Transporter, at least on the surface. The film, which is directed by Michael Mann, stars Jamie Foxx as Max, a cab driver who finds himself in a fight for his life after picking up a hitman named Vincent, played by a gray-haired Tom Cruise. Before the action really begins, however, Collateral features a brief cameo from Statham, who passes off a briefcase to Vincent and is featured in the credits as “Airport Man.” Although appearing in the film for only a few seconds, Statham’s brief cameo in Collateral sparked fan theories online, with many claiming Statham appears in the film as his Transporter character, Frank.

In a new interview with the Collateral Confessions podcast, Beattie confirms that Jason Statham is indeed playing Frank Martin from The Transporter in his brief scenes in Collateral, meaning the two movies take place in the same universe. Beattie confirms that he’s spoken to Statham about the connection and says definitively, “Yes, it’s canon.” The writer also jokes, however, that this isn’t something that the studio would ever admit to. Check out Beattie’s full comment below:

“Absolutely Frank Martin of Transporter. I asked Jason about that… Yeah, absolutely. Yes, it’s canon. Same world… the studio will never admit to that, but in my head, absolutely it’s him.”

Will Jason Statham Ever Return To The Transporter Franchise?

After three outings as Frank, Statham departed the Transporter franchise in 2008. Following a TV show adaptation that lasted only 2 seasons, with Chris Vance playing Frank, The Transporter: Refueled saw the role recast once more with Ed Skrein in an attempted 2015 reboot. The film earned primarily negative reviews from both audiences and critics alike and the franchise has essentially been left untouched ever since. In 2015, Statham opened up about why he never returned as Frank for any additional films, revealing that the studio wanted to lock him in for a new Transporter trilogy in 2013, but he passed on the offer because he was unsatisfied with the amount of money he was being offered.

Although it’s been a popular theory for years, Beattie’s confirmation that Collateral takes place in the same universe as The Transporter is sure to be a welcome development for many fans. Statham has been keeping busy with the Fast & Furious franchise in recent years, in addition to a planned return in Expendables 4, but a return to the Transporter franchise still isn’t necessarily off the table. With almost 10 years having passed since negotiations fell apart over his return to the franchise, it’s certainly possible that a new contract may be enough to pull Statham back to Transporter universe.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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