'Fast & Furious 9' is slated to be released on May 28, 2021.
The automobile-centric franchise Fast & Furious will soon come to an end in a manner inspired by Avengers: Endgame. The ninth film, F9, a.k.a. Fast & Furious 9, in the series, will release this year, paving the way for Fast & Furious 10 and 11, which will wrap up the film series, reports Screen Rant. Vin Diesel, who is the lead actor in the films, has also been a part of the Avengers universe, voicing Groot. Diesel was in the 2017 sequel, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, which functioned as the culminating movies of the Infinity saga. So Diesel and his crew decided to something similar to wrap up Fast & Furious with a double finale. There will be two more films after F9 to wrap up the main series.
Fast & Furious 9 was originally set for theatres in 2020, but will now release in the 2021 slot formerly occupied by the planned tenth and final instalment in the franchise. Justin Lin will be in the director's chair for the fourth time in the series. pic.twitter.com/uVL2l2ICpS— Comic Con Manchester (@comconmanc) January 8, 2021
The actor and producer for the Universal Pictures franchise revealed that the team had always wanted to end the series by the 10th film, but they decided to add another installment after they saw Endgame. The 53-year-old actor told EW, "Even as far back as 2012, 2013, it was something that Pablo [Walker] and I would discuss, finishing on the 10th one. That just always felt right. And being a part of the Marvel franchise, seeing that possibility that when you have that much story you can end with two films. It was something that we'd talked about that became real. It's just been such a wonderful, wonderful run, and we'd always envisioned that 10 would be the farewell, the finale, and that is what our story is working towards."
Diesel reminded fans that the movie will focus on one of the most important themes since the first installment: family. Could this mean we'll see Dom (played by Diesel) pull an Iron Man-like sacrificial move in the Marvel universe? As saddening as that may be, it does seem like a good way to wrap up the long-standing series.
Also, the 4-minute trailer for the new film shows that John Cena is Dom’s brother! "Family is at the core of the Fast & Furious, and how you explore that and play with that is what makes for an interesting franchise. One of the compelling aspects of Fast is this backstory that we were introduced to literally 20 years ago, and that always has had its cloak of obscurity. We always wanted to know a bit more about the origins. And I think that a franchise has to earn the right to go back in-depth into a backstory, and I hope Fast & Furious has done just that. I feel like the instinct or desire to go into the backstory, almost the origin story, was something compelling for everybody."
Who else is impatient to see the new film?