Universal Pictures has decided to conclude the Fast and Furious core film franchise with two final movies. This will bring to a close a franchise that has revved its way to become the highest-grossing movie series in the studio’s history. According to Variety, the two films will be helmed by Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth films. Justin will don the hat of the director to direct the final two installments and drive the franchise to the finishing line.
Fast and Furious to conclude with two more films
It is likely that the final two installments will be produced by Diesel through his One Race Films banner. Jeff Kirschenbaum, Lin, Neal Moritz, Joe Roth, Clayton Townsend, and Samantha Vincent might be others. They are the producers of Fast and Furious 9. However, this does not necessarily mean that the Fast and Furious cinematic universe is coming to an end completely. The core storyline follows Vin Diesel’s Dominic and his family of fellow car-enthusiasts-turned-thieves-turned-physics-defying-superheroes. It will conclude after Lin directs the 11th installment. Spin-off movies based on ‘Fast and Furious’ characters are currently in development at Universal.
The latest film of the franchise titled F9 was originally supposed to debut earlier this year. But Universal pushed the project to Memorial Day 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Tyrese Gibson. These along with several actors who have played memorable roles in past Fast and Furious films. Apart from the names above, the film also stars Brewster, Lucas Black, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, and Kang. The storyline of the upcoming film will revolve around the final two vehicles together. But the natural speculation will be to wonder whether Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham — core castmembers who peeled off for the F&F spinoff Hobbs & Shaw after Johnson and Diesel had a falling out, will be back for the finale.
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