Vin Diesel Wants To Reward Fans
Vin Diesel might have promised a “final trilogy to end the Fast & the Furious saga”, beginning with the eighth installment, Fate Of The Furious, but now it appears he’s amended that prediction a little.
While speaking to Total Film magazine, Diesel said Fast 10 might become a two-part finale. Diesel said –
“I started planning for Fast 10 before we started filming Fast 9. Very much so. 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.”
By the sounds of it, while the “meat” of the franchise may be coming to an end with a two-part tenth film, Diesel is more than open to spin-offs and side stories in the future.
Last week saw the release of Fast & Furious 9’s first trailer which, in addition to showcasing the fine city of Edinburgh, features a car using a rope bridge to swing across a giant canyon, and it also teased the return of fan-favourite character Han.
Starring alongside Diesel is Sung Kang, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Michael Rooker.
The last two core franchise films took in more than $1.5 billion and $1.2 billion worldwide, while the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff gained a rough and respectable $758 million.
Fast & Furious 9 opens in cinemas on May 22nd.