Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel has revealed that there is a plan to bring the popular series to a conclusion, so for all those (including me) who thought the Fast and Furious franchise will run forever have been heavily disappointed.
On Friday, Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel took to Facebook to personally address the reports of Fast & Furious 8 not having a director.
Here’s a quick breakdown of Van Diesel’s statement
First of all Van Diesel referred to the next installment of the franchise as Fast 8. The last time Diesel referred to Fast & Furious 8 as Fast 8 was during the Teen Choice Awards.
Vin Diesel wrote,
“Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision… they have been like family… I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga.”
So Fast 8 will be the beginning of a trilogy that will conclude the franchise. There will be a Fast & Furious 9 & 10 with the tenth installment apparently being the final Fast & Furious movie ever.
Let me leave you with the full Vin Diesel’s Facebook post
The fans of the Fast & Furious SAGA are the best fans in the world… Since I became the Producer in 2008, you have been with me every step of the way… literally giving me feedback that proved invaluable. Thank you.
My producing partner Neal would love for me to just sign off on a director, but this is too special a franchise, so these matters have to be very carefully handled. To be clear, NO ONE has been offered to helm Fast 8 yet… let alone seen a script.
Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision… they have been like family… I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga.
I will announce the directors on my next post…
Fast 8 is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on April 14, 2017.