The Fate of the Furious will be racing into theaters next week, and fans are giddy with excitement. Why did Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) turn on his Furious Family? Will the family find a way to bring him back? Will we see F. Gary Gray’s action sensibilities run wild?
Obviously, audiences are guaranteed for yet another energetic thrill ride with fast cars rightfully in the spotlight. But given the escalating nature of this franchise and its set pieces, fans have been wondering what should be the next step.
In the trailers, we see the crew in a major chase sequence on ice with a giant submarine bolting behind them. As exciting as this sequence seems to be, it’s clear that the next logical step is for the team to drive themselves into outer space.
This wouldn’t be the first time Vin Diesel would explore the galaxy. Obviously, he is the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy and its upcoming sequel. He also is well known for his Riddick trilogy.
But will we see Dom and the crew in space in Fast & Furious 9? In an interview with Uproxx, screenwriter Chris Morgan had this to say:
Look, I get all versions of that question. I get, “Are you going to space?,” and, “Please, God, tell me you’re not going to space because you’ll lose me if you do.” The only way I’d go to space is if I had something so good.
Morgan went on to say that there are currently no plans in launching the crew into orbit, but is still open to the possibility:
But, never say never. If we came up with the perfect thing and it made sense, it will be awesome.
Okay let’s be real. The progression of the Fast & Furious franchise has showcased that the laws of physics don’t matter at this point. And honestly, that’s part of the franchise’s charm. Who wouldn’t want to go on a space adventure with the crew?
Now that Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludarcis, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
The Fate of the Furious races into theaters on April 14, 2017.