According to Vin Diesel, the final two films in the Fast and Furious franchise will be shot back to back.
The road that Vin Diesel and the Fast and Furious franchise has been on has been a long one and it may, at last, be coming to an end. The first film came out all the way back in 2001 and helped turn the then-unknown actor into a major Hollywood star. Since then the franchise has gone through its fair share of ups and downs, feuds between its stars, and even a death in the main cast. It has nonetheless become one of the most popular blockbuster franchises in existence. Now the groundwork is being laid for it all to come to an end.
While speaking to Comic Book.com, Vin Diesel revealed that the next two Fast and Furious films will be shot back to back revealed when the films were expected to be released. He also noted that the tenth film was supposed to be released this year but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic:
“It is back-to-back. The target release date is 02/23 for the first one and 02/24 for the second one. We were supposed to release this movie last year, prior to the pandemic. So I guess what’s different about this release is that we’re a year into development and pre-production on Fast 10. And so I’m doing these interviews and it’s bizarre because I have to go back to Fast 9. I’m celebrating the release of Fast 9, but I have so much more to celebrate.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 9:
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, this year’s The Suicide Squad).
F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tblisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
Directed Justin Lin from a script written by Daniel Casey, Fast and Furious 9 stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Cardi B and Sung Kang, with Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.
Fast and Furious 9 will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.