The first trailer for Fast and Furious 9 recently dropped adding John Cena to the Fast Family as Dom's (Vin Diesel) long lost (and vengeful) brother. Universal already set am April 1, 2021 release date for the tenth and final film, but Vin Diesel just teased the possibility of a two-part farewell.
“I started planning for Fast 10 before we started filming Fast 9. Very much so. The universe is so robust and so rich with talent and rich with story that, on one level, it’s totally feasible to have spinoffs, and I think that’s something that is inevitable. Universal deserves it because of how much they’ve invested in this little saga, and it’d be good to give back to Universal. And for the fans, should Fast 10 parts one and two be the conclusion, it would be nice for this world to continue for generations to come.”
Two-part finales have served plenty of franchises well, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame all enjoyed bumper box office results. However, Universal gave the go-ahead for Fast 9 and 10 at the same time, and there was no mention of a possible two-part finale. Plans can change, but however you slice it, Fast and Furious 10 Part 2 is just Fast and Furious 11. There has been no official word from Universal, but given the success of these films, it's a move that I am sure they would welcome extending the franchise.
Interestingly, Diesel mentions that more spin-offs could be feasible, the first offshoot hit cinemas last summer with Hobbs & Shaw. Considering his very vocal disapproval of spin-offs in the past, it is a refreshing change of opinion over the future of the more extensive franchise. Outside of an unexpected cameo, Fast 9 will be the first sequel since the fourth one not to feature Dwayne Johnson, we can only hope Diesel and Johnson can settle their beef so the Fast Family can be reunited for the finish line.
Starring Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron. The new sequel finally sees justice for Han served as Sung Kang is back despite being seemingly killed by Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw. Fast and Furious 9 arrives on May 22.