It seemed like a far-off dream (or an absurd joke) that the Fast and Furious franchise would eventually see the cars fly off into space. But everyone’s favorite gearhead family is actually going to space in the upcoming, long-delayed F9. So really, where else can the franchise go? That’s what director Justin Lin is deciding as he brings The Fast Saga to an end, with the action franchise reportedly ending with Fast and Furious 11. But while it’s been reported that this is only the case because Fast and Furious 10 is being split into two, Lin reveals in a new interview that he actually sees F9 as the “first chapter” in a trilogy that will end the franchise.
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If you’ve seen one of the latter period Fast & Furious movies, it should come as no surprise that not every outlandish, over-the-top stunt in those films was accomplished practically. But a surprising number of them actually are – they literally dropped vehicles with parachutes on them out of a plane, for example.
After taking two movies off, director Justin Lin has returned to the franchise for F9, the long-delayed and highly anticipated sequel that’s slated to arrive this summer. And it looks like he brought that love of practical stunts with him, because Lin shared some behind-the-scenes footage which reveals that the biggest moment in last night’s F9 Super Bowl teaser was, astonishingly, done for real on a set and not entirely created using CG. Read More »
Universal was one of the first studios to shift gears on its biggest blockbuster last year when the pandemic hit, bumping its Fast and Furious sequel a full year down the calendar. Now that we’re into 2021, that means we’re closer than ever to finally seeing F9, and in a new interview, star/producer Vin Diesel teases the return of two major characters to the franchise, says Helen Mirren actually gets to get behind the wheel in this one, and more. Read More »
Back in February this year, when we couldn’t even comprehend that our entire year was going to be ruined, Vin Diesel talked about the likelihood of ending the Fast and Furious franchise with Fast 10. However, rather than being one final movie, the franchise star and producer floated the idea of creating a two-part finale, not unlike the end of franchises like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight. Now that plan has been confirmed by Universal Pictures, and Justin Lin will be at the helm of both of the final installments of the multi-billion dollar franchise. Read More »
The Fast and Furious franchise hit a couple of speed bumps over the past few years with The Fate of the Furious and the series’ first spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, but this year, we’ll see the latest entry in the primary ongoing storyline, which is officially being referred to as The Fast Saga. That means no Dwayne Johnson or Jason Statham, but instead a renewed focus on Vin Diesel‘s Dominic Toretto and his eclectic group of racers-turned-international-spies. (God, I love these movies so much.)
And thankfully, there’s one very important #family member who’s returning after a multi-year absence: Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth movies in this series and was really the person who hit the NOS button on this franchise and turned these films into the globe-spanning, high-octane, over-the-top action extravaganzas they are today. And hot damn, it looks like he hasn’t missed a beat getting back in the driver’s seat. Check out the first full F9 trailer below.
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For years, Universal has used the Super Bowl to debut the newest looks at its Fast and Furious movies, delivering some memorable trailers full of jaw-dropping imagery that get fans hyped for the next installment. But before this Sunday’s game, the studio topped itself by releasing the F9 trailer in advance during a live concert event with the cast in Miami, and holy shit, this thing rules so hard. Join me below for a F9 trailer breakdown. Read More »
Universal has released a batch of character posters for the Fast and Furious #family, proving that the road to F9 is not without the occasional pothole. Check out John Cena’s hulking arms below. Read More »
Almost four years ago, we wrote about how Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was teaming up with Cinemax to bring martial arts legend Bruce Lee‘s never-produced idea for a TV show to life. The series is called Warrior, and it’s finally coming to the small screen in 2019. Check out a brief trailer below.
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The Fast and Furious franchise has tapped a new writer to steer the action franchise. For the first time since 2006, Universal has hired a new screenwriter to pen a film in the series. Up-and-coming screenwriter Daniel Casey, who penned the upcoming sci-fi thriller Kin, is the new Fast and Furious 9 writer and will script the sequel helmed by Justin Lin.
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One of the most important members of the Fast and Furious #family members is sliding back into the director’s chair. According to franchise star Vin Diesel, both Fast 9 and Fast 10 will be helmed by none other than director Justin Lin, the man who previously directed The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, Fast Five, and Fast and Furious 6. Plus, Diesel teases a “long overdue” location that the team will be visiting in the sequel. Read More »