It has been announced that the 10th installment will be divided into two parts. So there will ultimately be 11 films in total.
The Fast and Furious franchise has been going on for the past 20 years since the first film released in 2001. It focused on illegal street racing at first, and then the storyline evolved to include heist, revenge, and spy plots.
The latest installment in the franchise was F9, the ninth film which follows Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto who is living life off the grid with his family. But there's danger right around the corner, forcing Dom to face his past. His trusted crew has his back and all goes well. But in the mid-credits scene, we see the return of a crew member who we last saw in Tokyo Drift.
If that was not enough indication of more to come in the franchise, the next and what is believed to be the penultimate installment of the Fast and Furious saga was announced even before the release of F9. Here's what we know about the 10th Fast and Furious film so far.
It has been announced that the 10th installment will be divided into two parts. So there will ultimately be 11 films in total. Collectively, these two films will be called The Fast Saga. "Just wait for 10," Diesel had stated on Entertainment Weekly's podcast, EW's BINGE: The Fast Saga. "Let's just say, the fact that you guys know that the studio is saying we can't cover all this ground that needs to be covered in just one movie, you can only imagine what is to come."
The two films are untitled as of now. But F9 marked the beginning of the end. Director Justin Lin explained to the Associated Press what fans could expect from the final chapter. "This franchise was born from the pavement, from the concrete," he said. "The world just championed this underdog to a place where it has already surpassed all of these other franchises. But the franchise has a soul, and that soul has to rest." Lin added, "We're kind of reconfiguring everything so that the next two movies should wrap up this amazing journey for these characters."
With the franchise coming to an end, we can expect a lot of familiar faces making an appearance in the final two films. It goes without saying that we will be seeing the return of Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Tyrese Gibson as Roman, Chris Bridges as Tej, and the surprising reveal of Sung Kang as Han coming back as well. Further, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, Charlize Theron as Cypher, Helen Mirren as Queenie, John Cena as Jakob Toretto, and Cardi B as Leysa are expected to come back as well.
Diesel recently decided to set aside his differences with The Rock and requested him to return to the Fast & Furious franchise as well. "My little brother Dwayne ... the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10," he wrote on Instagram.
There is also the possibility of Brian O'Conner who was played by the late Paul Walker to make a cameo. Exactly how this will happen remains to be seen since, in the seventh film, CGI was used with Walker's two brothers, Caleb and Cody, to complete the film after he passed away.
The film was supposed to be originally released next year. But the pandemic delayed the timeline resulting in the release of F9 this year and postponing the release of the first part of the 10th installment to 2023. The Fast Saga is set to start production in January 2022.
Part one is expected to be released on April 7, 2023. Part two will be released in 2024.