More Fast and Furious spin-offs are coming
Martin Macdonald - 24 May 2023, 09:44 Share
Vin Diesel has promised that more Fast and Furious spin-off movies are in the works.
The Fast franchise has become one of the most profitable in history, particularly after Fast Five, when the movies moved over from the street racing plot point to heist capers.
Ten movies have been produced so far, with Fast X being released in 2023. There has also been one successful spin-off, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, which was a financial success and also proved popular with fans.
It focused on the characters of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, played by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham respectively, two men who were at once major villains in the Fast franchise but who turned.
Diesel says that a female-driven Fast movie is in the works, though all the spin-offs might have to wait until the conclusion of the main franchise storyline.
"I started developing the female spin-off in 2017 along with other spin-offs, and the sooner I deliver the final, the sooner I can launch all the spin-offs," Diesel told Variety.
"Fast X is the first of a two-part ending, but it's still bittersweet thinking about the finale."
A trilogy to end the Fast franchise?
Fast X was originally envisioned as a two-part finale to the Fast and Furious franchise, but Diesel has since confessed that it might end up being a trilogy.
“Going into making this movie, the studio asked if this could be a two-parter,” Diesel said at the movie's premiere.
“And after the studio saw this one, they said, ‘Could you make Fast X, the finale, a trilogy?'”
Diesel believes that a third movie could be necessary in order to showcase the amount of acting talent that is now in the Fast and Furious roster.
"Look how many characters and great talents are in the film," said the actor. "There was no way I could pull that off unless I gave everyone five seconds of screen time. These characters are compelling and we need to see more of them."
2023 • 141 minutes
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Action / Adventure
2019 • 137 minutes