fast and furious 9 director

There may have been some behind-the-scenes conflicts within the Fast and Furious franchise lately, but Vin Diesel is eager to recapture what initially made that family tick.

That means bringing back Justin Lin, the director who revitalized the Fast and Furious series and transformed it into the high-octane heist series it is today. Also along for the ride: original cast member Jordana Brewster, who disappeared from the series after 2015’s Furious 7.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jackie Chan confirms Rush Hour 4 is in development.
  • Justin Lin may direct Fast and Furious 9.
  • T2 villain Robert Patrick says he would return in Terminator 6.
  • Director Kevin Smith starts scouting for the Jay and Silent Bob reboot.
  • And more!

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Tyrese blames The Rock for Fast 9 delay

Well, it’s official: there’s more beef in the Fast & Furious family than you’ll find at a butcher shop.

First, there was the feud between franchise producer/star Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson on the set of The Fate of the Furious. Tyrese Gibson, who plays the fast-talking Roman Pearce, has set his sights on The Rock in a new Instagram post in which he blames the movie star for the recent delay of Fast 9.
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The next Fast and Furious is going to take its sweet time zooming into theaters.

Universal Pictures is reorganizing its movie slate with a push for 2020, with the Fast and Furious 9 release date getting moved back from 2019 to Easter 2020 while Trolls 2 gets an earlier date from its original spring 2020 release.

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Fast and Furious 9 director

Earlier this week, we wrote about how there’s a chance The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray might not return for the upcoming Fast 9. But this is one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers, so somebody has to take on the tremendous challenge of leading the massive production as the series barrels toward its planned ending. Who could successfully shoulder the weight of a long-running film franchise yet still deliver an entertaining spectacle in a quick and efficient manner? I’ve come up with 10 filmmakers I think are up to the task, so read on for my list of who could be the Fast and Furious 9 director.
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Are We Getting a Fast and Furious Outer Space Future?

The fate of the Fast and Furious franchise is uncertain. While the once-scrappy street car racing films have turned into globe-trotting action movie phenomenons that rake in billions at the box office, the series may be facing some changes behind the scenes.

Director F. Gary Gray, who took the wheel for Fate of the Furious after Justin Lin and James Wan had ushered the series into blockbuster territory, has expressed reservations about returning to the franchise. This arrives on top of Michelle Rodriguez threatening to leave the series over the treatment of its female characters, casting a shadow over the films — even as stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson supposedly put aside their “candy ass” feud. But there’s one silver lining: Gray is not opposed to finally taking Fast and Furious to outer space.

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The Fast and Furious movies have been paragons for diversity in action blockbusters, boasting a multiracial cast of Hispanic, black, and Asian characters long before superhero franchises caught on. It was in part thanks to the films’ street-racing roots in the Latino community, and in part due to star Vin Diesel‘s insistence on working with only diverse casts. But despite all the franchise’s progress, it’s still got a women problem.

A women problem that female lead Michelle Rodriguez is calling out. Although she’s had her fair share of car stunts and fight scenes, Rodriguez is still the only woman who has stuck with the male-heavy franchise since the beginning, and now, she’s threatening to leave if she and the other female characters aren’t given better parts.

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Fast and Furious Franchise Ending

Back in the fall of 2015, Fast and Furious franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that he had agreed to star in one last trilogy to end the high speed action saga. The final three movies will bring the number of films in the franchise to the nice round number of 10, and producer Neal Moritz says that’s not only still the plan, but they know what the endpoint of the series will be.

Find out what producer Neal Moritz has to say about the Fast and Furious franchise ending below. Read More »

Fast and Furious - Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson Feud

Late last summer, there was word that a feud had sparked between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel on the set of The Fate of the Furious. Supposedly, Johnson didn’t think that Diesel was conducting himself professionally, frequently delaying production simply because he was still relaxing in his trailer.

At the same time, there was another rumor saying that the feud was nothing more that a publicity stunt that would come to a head at Wrestlemania 33. However, that clearly didn’t come to fruition, and recent word of Vin Diesel axing a Fate of the Furious credits scene with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham only lent further credence to the existence of the feud.

Thankfully, it sounds like Johnson and Diesel have ended their feud so that they can both return for Fast and Furious 9 and not have to worry about any bad blood still brewing between them. Find out more about the resolution of the Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson feud below. Read More »

The Fate of the Furious

I’d argue that there’s no one more important to the Fast and Furious franchise than Chris Morgan. Directors and actors have come and gone, but Morgan has been the sole writer on these movies since 2006’s Tokyo Drift, which was the turning point that saved the franchise from direct-to-DVD obscurity. He’s the series’ architect, crafting the blueprints responsible for its meteoric rise in popularity and helping to turn what began as a simple Point Break riff into a billion dollar box office behemoth. In addition to writing every movie since then, he also executive produced Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, and the newest film in the series, The Fate of the Furious, which comes out this Friday.

Last week, I had the chance to speak with Morgan about the process of crafting a new sequel. In addition to teasing a possible return for Han Seoul-Oh and updating me about his exciting time travel sci-fi film Crime of the Century, we chatted about how many set piece ideas he has left, if he ever consults physicists about the series’ insane action sequences, whether he’ll ever take Dom into space, and much more. Read More »