Vin Diesel hints at a two-part Fast & Furious finale
The Fast & Furious franchise has been around longer than some of its diehard fans have even been alive and while the tenth film is planned to be the conclusion to the mainline series, star Vin Diesel has now suggested to Total Film that the finale could actually be split into two films.
“I started planning for Fast 10 before we started filming Fast 9, very much so,” Diesel said. “The universe is so robust and so rich with talent and rich with story that, on one level, it’s totally feasible to have spinoffs, and I think that’s something that is inevitable. Universal deserves it because of how much they’ve invested in this little saga, and it’d be good to give back to Universal. And for the fans, should Fast 10 parts one and two be the conclusion, it would be nice for this world to continue for generations to come.”
The franchise has seen one spin-off in the form of last year’s Hobbs & Shaw, which received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and grossed over $760 million on a $200 million budget, and discussions have been made surrounding a possible sequel to the film. The Dwayne Johnson-Jason Statham-led feature is reportedly one of three spin-offs in development, with a film focused on the female leads of the series supposedly in the works as well as an unknown third project.
Fast & Furious 9 was originally set to hit theaters on April 19 but was pushed back a year to make room for the first spin-off in the series, Hobbs & Shaw, which had premiered last August. As a result, Fast & Furious 9 will be getting a May 22, 2020 release with Justin Lin returning to directing in the franchise, after helming Fast & Furious parts 3 through 6. Dan Casey will pen the screenplay based on Lin’s story alongside series mastermind Chris Morgan.
The film will feature the return of Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce, Ludacris as Tej Parker, Enrique Guzman as Simon Toretto, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw and Charlize Theron as Cipher. John Cena, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett, and Michael Rooker have also been cast for the latest installment.
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