Vin Diesel, the star of the Fast and Furious franchise, announced in a recent interview that the series will now end with a trilogy instead of two movies. This news comes after it was previously announced that the franchise would conclude with the tenth and eleventh films.
In the interview, Diesel stated that the eleventh film will “definitely be the end” of the Fast and Furious story, but that there was so much material to work with that they needed to split it into two movies. However, Diesel has now clarified that they will instead make three movies to properly wrap up the franchise.
The Fast and Furious series has been one of the most successful film franchises of all time, with the films grossing over $5 billion at the box office. The movies have also been known for their over-the-top action sequences, fast cars, and a diverse cast of characters.
Diesel has been a major part of the franchise since the beginning, playing the role of Dominic Toretto, a skilled street racer and thief who becomes a reluctant hero. Other actors who have become fan favorites include Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris.
The most recent installment in the series, F9: The Fast Saga, was released in June 2021 and grossed over $700 million worldwide. The movie saw the return of several fan-favorite characters, including Sung Kang’s Han, who was thought to have died in a previous film.
While the news of the Fast and Furious franchise coming to an end may be disappointing for fans, Diesel has promised that the final films will be “the best they can be” and that they will “make all of you proud.” The tenth and eleventh films are currently in production, with the tenth film set to be released in April 2023 and the final two films to follow after that.
It remains to be seen what direction the franchise will take in its final three movies, but fans can expect more fast cars, thrilling action, and beloved characters.