After a long-running, mind-exploding, high-octane, death-defying, and increasingly logic-discarding run of extremely entertaining motion pictures, we now know when The Fast and Furious franchise is coming to an end. Per Deadline, Justin Lin, the architect of so many Fast films (including the most recent, as-of-yet unreleased F9), will direct two more films in the concluding moments of the franchise, closing it all out with 11 films total. Eat your heart out, Star Wars.
Details for these two final films, which I’ll lovingly call F10 and F11, are scant, but we do know that Lin will likely wish to tell one larger, broader story over the two films to appropriately draw the main mythology to a close, and that returning cast members will include Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Sung Kang. Noticeably absent from this initial list? Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, who’ve gone on to topline their own spin-off film Hobbes and Shaw, and despite Johnson and Diesel’s many public feuds, will likely be in many more spin-offs. Chris Morgan, so long the series’ screenwriting architect, will likely come back to pen these final entries, and they’ll both be produced by Universal Pictures and Diesel’s One Race Films banner (though in this case, it’s two races!).
We’ll keep you updated, fastly and furiously, about any developments with these final films we hear.