Fast and Furious Franchise: More Than Just a Trilogy in the Cards?
When the announcement of “Fast X” first echoed through the entertainment world, fans of the Fast and Furious saga braced themselves for what they believed could be the grand conclusion to the epic series. However, the narrative took an unexpected twist when Vin Diesel, the charismatic star at the heart of the franchise, revealed that “Fast X” would unfold in two parts. But the intrigue didn’t stop there. At a premiere showing of the movie, Diesel dropped another bombshell that had fans pondering the future.
“I can say this: going into making this movie, the studio had asked if this could be a two-parter, and after the studio saw this and when they saw part one, they said, ‘Could we make Fast X the finale, a trilogy?'” Diesel declared.
Suddenly, the franchise appeared poised for a grand culmination with “Fast 11” and “Fast 12.” Yet, director Louis Leterrier, the helm behind “Fast X,” has injected a note of uncertainty into this equation.
Leterrier humorously quipped, “The one thing about Vin is like when he’s on a press line, he will say anything to get out of that press line. And I’m kind of like him and go, ‘Yeah, sure, we will go to the moon in the next one. Bye.’ And then you never forget!”
Leterrier’s tone hints at the playful ambiguity often found in Hollywood’s intricate web of hints and teases. “Obviously the next one is coming, and then yeah, one movie at a time,” he continued, embracing the industry’s mantra of taking each step as it comes.
The world of Hollywood consistently reminds us that progress is measured in increments, much like the saga’s high-speed pursuits. Leterrier’s philosophy reflects a measured approach, grounded in gratitude for the reception and success of “Fast X,” which found favor with audiences and raked in a formidable $719 million at the global box office.
Leterrier mused, “I mean maybe what he was saying is that there’s 25 years of filmmaking and storytelling, three acts, two hours and two movies, between the last one and this one, might not be enough to tell the story that is needed, and that’s what we’re figuring out these days.”
As the Fast and Furious franchise navigates its winding narrative roads, it remains uncertain whether the tale of Dom Toretto, his son, and the team will conclude with a trilogy. The fate of the saga lingers in the air, much like the aftermath of an adrenaline-fueled race.