Even though international audiences are already enjoying the high-octane action of the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, we’re still patiently waiting until the end of June to see F9. Thankfully, Universal Pictures has released a new F9 clip to hold us over, and it has Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez pulling off a stunt that would make Spider-Man proud. Read More »
The Fast and Furious franchise has now been in our lives for 20 years, and regardless of whether or not you love or hate these movies, it has inarguably given us some incredible cinematic moments and unforgettable characters. But fans of the films may be surprised to learn that the capable Letty Ortiz was initially not written as the rough-and-tumble, ride-or-die figure that first appeared in 2001’s The Fast and the Furious.
In a new oral history, actress Michelle Rodriguez talks about how she convinced the studio to alter the character for the better, making Letty less of a trophy girlfriend stock type and more of an active participant in the action. Read More »
The Dungeons & Dragons movie has added two new cast members to appear alongside the previously-announced Chris Pine. Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith are now both on board to star in the fantasy-adventure film from directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, based on the long-popular fantasy tabletop role-playing game. We don’t know who any of these actors are playing at the moment, though, so they could all be dungeons and/or dragons, or perhaps neither of those things. Perhaps they’re all playing orcs.
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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 »
Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
Ludacris, one of the ensemble cast members of the Fast and Furious movies, hinted earlier this summer that the upcoming ninth film would (finally) be heading to space. Now a second cast member has weighed in and confirmed that next year’s F9 is going where no Fast film has gone before. Michelle Rodriguez says it’s heading beyond Earth’s atmosphere, which should satisfy the fans who have spent years clamoring for this development.
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Stunt performers’ contributions to movies are often highlighted in memorable moments from those films, but the nature of the position means that their faces and names fade into the background in service of the story. Rarely does a stunt performer ever become a household name – especially if they’re a woman.
But now Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious) is here to narrate a new documentary called Stuntwomen, which takes these powerhouse performers out of the shadows and (finally) puts them into the spotlight, giving them some much-needed praise and hopefully giving us some insight into the dangerous work they do to give some of our favorite movies unforgettable thrills and an extra level of realism. Check out the trailer below.
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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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Update: Universal has confirmed that the official title of this film is F9. Our original article follows below.
The first trailer for Fast and Furious 9 (or Fast 9) is coming on January 31. It will be unveiled as part of a huge Fast and Furious fan event and concert down in Miami, Florida. But before then, we have a clip teasing the forthcoming arrival of the trailer, and if you remember the events of The Fate of the Furious, you already know what big change has resulted in a new life for Dominic Toretto. Watch the Fast and Furious 9 trailer teaser below. Read More »
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There’s more trouble brewing in the Fast and Furious family.
Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Letty, has voiced her displeasure with the way the franchise has treated its female characters in the past, though she seemed to resolve that dispute earlier this year. But now she’s taken to Twitter to dismiss the contributions of writer/producer Chris Morgan, who has been the architect of the Fast franchise since 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Specifically, Rodriguez says that Morgan has nothing to do with the “Justice for Han” narrative. Take a look at her comment below. Read More »
Production on Fast and Furious 9 is now underway. Filming on the sequel started yesterday in London, complete with confirmation from several cast members who have already started posting videos and photos from the set.
Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Michelle Rodriguez all confirmed the start of production across the pond yesterday, and it seems Jordana Brewster is over there with everyone too. Check out the Fast and Furious 9 set photos below. Read More »