After making his debut in the Fast and the Furious series in 2015’s Furious 7, Kurt Russell returns as the mysterious head of some covert op organization known only as Mr. Nobody in The Fate of the Furious (read my review of the film here).
While speaking to ScreenRant, Russell stated that even though he usually doesn’t do sequels, he would be open to returning for the ninth installment in the franchise, which is currently slated for a 2019 release.
Here’s what the actor had to say about a possible return:
“Well, all my life I’ve never been one for sequels and stuff. I’ve done it one time with Escape From LA, which was from Escape From New York, which was 17 years earlier. But we live in a different time now. We live in a time where that’s the norm. I’ve never had anything against it, I just think that each time what I think they’ve learned now, is that you can’t just throw a sequel out there because you did good business. You have to go after it to make it even better. It puts more pressure on you. That, I like! That, I think, is a challenge, and every time you look at what it is, and if you like it and you think you’ve got a reason to do it, you do it. If there’s not you don’t.”
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.
The Fate of the Furious is in theaters now. Fast & Furious 9 is slated for an April 19, 2019 release.