The franchise about fambly, vests, cars with auto-transmissions that somehow do dramatic and clunking gear changes when the director requires, that defies gravity and cornering, Fast And Furious, is to end.
Somehow these movies evolved from Point Break set in the world of street racing into a high-tech spy franchise. In the process they became Universal Pictures highest grossing franchise with a take of $5.7 billion.
The studio has confirmed that the eleventh instalment will close out the main franchise. Two more to go after the ninth movie that is currently shot and awaiting a post-COVID release. Justin Lin, who helmed the third through sixth films, directed that movie and is in talks to return to end the series, as is writer Chris Morgan.
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang return. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham remain unknown for the final two instalments among rumors of a falling out with producer and star Vin Diesel.
Fast Nine hits on memorial day 2021 with Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren also returning alongside new joiners John Cena, Cardi B and Ozuna join the cast.
The core franchise will end, but movie spin-offs and TV shows will remain.