THIS ARTICLE WILL SPOIL THE ADDITIONAL SCENE AT THE END OF FAST FIVE. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED… STOP READING NOW
I was obviously among the minority that was mildly let down by Fast Five, I enjoyed it for all the same reasons as everyone else, just not to the same extent. However, I think I’m with everyone when I say the mid-credits ending featuring Eva Mendes as agent Monica Fuentes from 2 Fast 2 Furious as she delivers a picture of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) to Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and says, “Do you believe in ghosts,” it made me want to see Fast Six immediately.
How are they going to do that? Isn’t Letty dead? Didn’t they bury her in Fast and Furious? So many questions and so little answers… until now.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Josh Rottenberg spoke to Vin Diesel about the ending and just what exactly the ending means and Diesel didn’t hold back:
“It was very deliberate, the way the Letty character was handled in Fast 4,.. It was very deliberate that you never saw the body. When Dom confronts Fenix, he says, ‘I don’t remember her face because the last time I saw her she was burning’ — not, ‘I shot her in the f–ing head.’ You’re going to learn more in the next one.”
So yes, we already know there is going to be a Fast and Furious Six, a film Diesel says will end what he refers to as a second trilogy that started with Fast and Furious. He also says fans can fully expect it to include a reunion between Dom and Letty. However, whether it will go beyond a sixth is still unclear.
“If I were going to do it indefinitely, I’d have to do it in threes,” Diesel told EW. “So after the sixth, we’d have to map out the next three stories before I did the seventh. I’ll never do 7 without knowing what 7, 8 and 9 looks like.”
Fast Five scripter Chris Morgan is already working on the script for the sixth one and with that announcement it was said Universal plans on turning the street racing franchise into a full-blown heist related franchise with the sixth installment centered around a major robbery. Considering they got away with $100 million in Fast Five I may be a bit unclear on what the word “major” means, but if that’s not major it will be interesting to see what is.
As of now it looks like the sixth film will definitely include Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson and I would expect Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster to be involved somehow as well as Eva Mendes unless she only signed on for the short scene at the end of Fast Five.
No matter how you look at it, I think the one thing we can all agree on is that the post credit scene in Fast Five was 100-times better than the lame scenes Marvel has been including at the end of its superhero films and the one at the end of Thor is no better. Sure, stick around and watch it, but it isn’t nearly as interesting or enticing as what Fast Five had to offer.
SIDE NOTE: I was trying to find video of Letty’s death scene from Fast and Furious on YouTube and I came across a TON of tribute videos to Letty and Dom and one of them got me laughing. I’ve included it to the right, but what is funny is not the video (I didn’t even watch it) but the description. This guy is not going to like this news:
My tribute to the character Letty. Damn Justin Lin for writing her out of the series -.-‘
I know there is only like 1 minute with Letty but it is mostly about her death and Dom’s revenge
And please no “Bring her back to the fifth! The death was faked” There is no way they could have faked that and come on! How cheesy would it be with the next movie if Letty came back of some retarded reason when the whole fourth movie was about Dom revenging her?
The guy might not have the best grammar, but he does have a point… Diesel?