According to Universal Pictures, you can still count on two more installments of the bizarrely popular film series, The Fast and Furious. But that’s it. I mean after the one that’s coming out. Then that’s it. So that’s … three more?
Justin Lin, who is in post-production on F9, is in talks to direct the final two installments and bring a saga that began nearly 20 years ago to a close.
F9 — which is the fifth film in the franchise directed by Lin and which premieres next Memorial Day — continues the storyline of the core cast and Charlize Theron, and adds John Cena, Helen Mirren, Grammy-winner Cardi B and Reggaeton star Ozuna.
They are just beginning to put the final two together, but people are wondering whether Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham — core castmembers who peeled off for the F&F spinoff Hobbs & Shaw after Johnson and Diesel had a falling out — will be back for the finale. Johnson and Diesel might never be fast friends, but there is an opportunity to pull off the motorhead’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers, a configuration that might include Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot, also part of the ensemble earlier in her career.
Whew… that’s a lot of FF talk. In all seriousness, I’m baffled by it’s success, but game respects game.