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Fast And Furious Franchise Set To End After Two More Films

by : Cameron Frew on : 21 Oct 2020 07:38
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Hit the NOS! The Fast and Furious franchise will officially end with its 11th movie. 

In 2001, the series started with humble street racing and Paul Walker going undercover to stop a plot to steal DVD players. Nearly 20 years later, we’ve seen cars fly between buildings in Abu Dhabi and The Rock pushing a torpedo away with his bare hand.

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It’s Universal Pictures’ big answer to the rise in superheroes, with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his band of drivers conjuring complete madness behind the wheel – they’re even going to space in the next film. However, there’s now an end in sight for the franchise.

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Justin Lin – who directed the fifth, sixth and upcoming ninth film – has been tapped to helm the 10th and 11th instalments, at which point the core story of Fast and Furious will conclude, Deadline reports.

It’s believed to be somewhat of a two-parter, bringing back Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang and, with a bit of luck, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The latter pair stormed cinemas with Hobbs and Shaw in 2019, raking in $759.9 million.

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Fast and Furious 9, officially titled F9, was postponed to 2021 due to the current pandemic. It’s bringing back the core cast bar Johnson and Statham, as well as the eighth film’s Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren. Tokyo Drift’s Lucas Black is also returning, and John Cena stars in a brand-new role as Dom’s long-lost brother.

In total, the franchise has made nearly $6 billion at the box office. Fast and Furious 7, the last film to star Walker after his death, made more than $1.5 billion alone.

F9 is due for release on May 28, 2021.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, Dwayne Johnson, Fast and Furious, Film, Now, The Rock, Vin Diesel