Vin Diesel Will Start A ‘Furious’ Trilogy Whenever He Pleases, Thank You
So how does the original film fit into this universe? It doesn't. Diesel, who is a surprisingly knowledgeable student of cinema, has decided that while his character is the same from the original, should be viewed in a context of the latter three. As much as any character in TFATF universe can be viewed in a context.
In an interview with Screen Rant, Diesel all but confirms that the sixth installment will take place in Europe. Great. I'm sure the cast of The Fast and the Furious 6 will do tons to debunk the stereotype of boorish Americans.