One can never have too many “Fast & Furious” films, if you asked us.
Luckily, Vin Diesel is with us on that 😉
A couple of weeks ago, the official title for the next “Fast & Furious” film was revealed and we learnt that it’ll be simply titled, “Fast 8“. If that announcement didn’t shock anyone, this next one will – Vin Diesel just confirmed that the “Fast & Furious” franchise will be 10-films long. TEN!
We already know that “Fast 8” is slated for release on 14th April 2017, but now, 2 more films will follow, with “Fast & Furious 9” dropping on 19th April 2019 and “Fast & Furious 10” on 2nd April 2021.
Vin Diesel floored everyone when he posted up the announcement on his Instagram:
The 9th and 10th films haven’t been given their respective titles yet, of course. And we don’t even know if they’ll be prequels or sequels.
On the other hand, Variety noted that Vin Diesel has long said that “Fast 8” was intended to “form the first installment of a trilogy that will bring the series to a conclusion after 10 films”, a plan that’s meant to honour the memory of Paul Walker.
Paul Walker was on a break from filming “Furious 7” when he was killed. He was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas, who lost control of the vehicle before it careened into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, killing both men.
It’d be hard to say goodbye to the franchise when the time comes but it’d also interesting to see how 2 decades of “Fast & Furious” will pan out by the time “Fast & Furious 10” is released in 2021.