Vin Diesel Announces "Fast and Furious" Saga Ending Soon

UPDATE 6/14/21: Actor Vin Diesel, star of the blockbuster “Fast and Furious” movie franchise, told The Associated Press in an interview this weekend that the series’ core storyline is being wrapped up by 2023 or 2024. There will only be two more movies in the main Fast universe following this month’s release of F9, the pandemic-delayed ninth installment of the Fast and Furious saga.

This isn’t the first time actor Vin Diesel has promised a conclusion is coming for the Fast and Furious; we published the original article, which follows below, back in September 2015. Nevertheless, his comments are noteworthy on the eve of F9’s June 25 premiere; plus, his timeline for the series conclusion is more specific than it was back then.

Critically, Diesel left open the possibility that spin-offs such as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw will continue—and let’s face it, F&F-related movies are almost guaranteed to continue ad infinitum. However, the main characters in the long-running movie series will see their plot arcs buttoned up in Fast 10 and Fast 11, the final two movies in the series. As in 2015, Vin Diesel referred to the (now written, produced, and theater-ready) F9 movie as the first chapter in a sort of saga-ending trilogy. Read on below for the original remarks from six years ago:

If you haven’t had enough of the Fast and Furious movies, don’t worry. Vin Diesel just announced via Facebook that there will be three more movies added to the saga to end it for good. As of right now, there isn’t even a script for the eighth movie, but Diesel says he will soon announce the directors.

As the project is “too special a franchise,” Diesel has been careful of who will head up the last three movies. To quote his recent Facebook post, “My producing partner Neal would love for me to just sign off on a director…” He goes on to say, “Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision… they have been like family… I promised the studio I would deliver one last trilogy to end the saga.”

The latest installment of the franchise grossed over $1 billion in just 17 days worldwide, which was two days quicker than what it took both “The Avengers” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” to reach that same amount. With big box office numbers like this, it’s no wonder the studio wants to capitalize on the franchise for as long as possible.

We don’t know when these movies will come out, but we’re curious what direction the final three films will take.

Source: Vin Diesel via Facebook

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