Today's Evil Beet Gossip

‘Fast and Furious’ will come to an end. Some day.

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.