F10 Will Be A Two-Parter
The Fast & Furious franchise will get two more sequels before the main cast retires, bringing the original franchise to a close.
In an interview with EW, Vin Diesel, who stars in the franchise as Dominic Toretto, confirmed that the current plan is to end things on a high note with Fast & Furious 10 split into two parts.
Diesel said –
“Even as far back as 2012, 2013, it was something that Pablo [Walker] and I would discuss, finishing on the 10th one. That just always felt right. And being a part of the Marvel franchise, seeing that possibility that when you have that much story you can end with two films.”
“It was something that we’d talked about that became real. It’s just been such a wonderful, wonderful run, and we’d always envisioned that 10 would be the farewell, the finale, and that is what our story is working towards.”
Diesel shifted his focus on to the release of F9, which was supposed to come out last year –
“I would say that [director] Justin [Lin] is 100 percent right. You see a lot in the trailer, but you haven’t seen anything yet – and that’s exciting. It is going to be a special day when that audience is back in the movie theater, celebrating the ninth chapter of this saga that they’ve been so loyal to. There’s so much more, and I’m most excited about [audience members] who want to be surprised and want not to know, want not to have all the secrets revealed of this chapter, but want to just go in and enjoy where we’ve all come to… It feels like it’s coming at the right time.”
“Who knew that pushing the movie back to 2021 would actually be something good for the theater business in the sense that it’s going to be a reason to celebrate the theater experience – and we need that.”
Just because the main story is ending does not mean the extended franchise is. It will continue with multiple spinoffs that will expand the world such as the Hobbs & Shaw movie.
Directed by Justin Lim, F9 stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Sung Kang, with Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, and Cardi B.
The film arrives in theaters on May 28th.