Some say the franchise should have ended the series a couple of movies ago after the release of The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, some say they should of ended the movies after Paul Walkers death, either way it is probable now as Vin Diesel has assured us in several interviews that it is ending after their last movies F10 and F11 following their upcoming film F9, which was delayed due to the Coronavirus.
Vin Diesel stated Thursday that the Fast and Furious saga will come to an end after two more films following the upcoming F9 film. Diesel also carries on to say that Universal Pictures wants to sum up and close the saga in two parts.
Diesel said the last two films could potentially release in 2023 or early 2024.
“Every story deserves its own ending,” said Vin Diesel during his press release. When asked about the franchises future, he said the Fast and Furious cinematic universe will continue on.
Diesel also said that the franchise has come a long way, but he finally sees a finish line.
“This franchise was born from the pavement, from the concrete,” he said. “The world just championed this underdog to a place where it has already surpassed all of these other franchises. But the franchise has a soul, and that soul has to rest.”
The news of ending The Fast & Furious Saga was shocking to us all, even to Vin Diesels daughter who shredded a few tears after being told it was ending.
“I know people are going to feel like it doesn’t have to end, but I think all good things should,” Diesel said. “There are reasons for a finale. I think this franchise has deserved it.”
This isn't the first time the Vin Diesel has announced the conclusion of the F&F Saga. Do you remember when Vin Diesel made a statement that a conclusion is coming for the Fast and Furious back in September of 2015? Nevertheless, Diesels comments are noteworthy on the eve of F9's June 25th release; plus, Diesel's timeline for the series wrapping up is more specific than it was in 2015.
Everyone who has watch the movies know that Diesel stars as Dominic Toretto and has been in that role since the launch of The Fast and Furious in 2001. The movies were a huge hit for domestic and international box office all around the world with the last two films making more than $1 billion each at the box office. Along with Diesel, the action films have featured several others including Paul Walker, who is no longer with us, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, rapper Ludacris, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster. Dwaybe "The Rock" Johnson and Statham both stared in first Fast & Furious spin-off film “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” which held the No. 1 spot at the box office and earned the franchise $180.8 million during their debut. It is a good possibility that spin-offs such as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw will continue on.
The release of F9 would have came sooner, but Universal Studios had to push back the release of F9 in 2020 due to the coronavirus.
F9 features some fan favorites like Sung Kang’s Han and John Cena. In F9 the story will be a little Sci-Fi as they literally send a car into space. This film is projected to be the franchises biggest hit yet.
Director Justin Lin said the idea of finishing the saga came during a conversation with Diesel, who has played the leading role in eight Fast and Furious films.
"We got together and Vin says ‘I think we should think about closing up the saga now," said Lin, who has directed five of the franchise’s films. He will direct the final two installments.
“Nine is kind of the first film of the final chapter,” the director said. “We’re kind of reconfiguring everything, so that the next two movies should wrap up this amazing journey for these characters.”
Watch the F9-Official Trailer Part 1 and 2 below.