The 'Fast & Furious' franchise will come to an end after 11th film
2020-10-21 | Since 8 Month
Fast & Furious is hitting the brakes, with the action-adventure franchise set to come to an end after its 11th film.
Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth films, will return to direct the final two instalments in the central franchise, which has spanned nearly two decades after the first film debuted in 2001.
However, while this part of the Fast & Furious cinematic universe may be ending, this doesn’t mean that spin-offs (such as 2019’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham) won’t continue on.
The latest film in the main Fast & Furious series, titled F9, was supposed to have been released earlier this year, but has been pushed back to 2021 due to the pandemic.
Starring cast regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, F9 also sees the return of Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, as well as new additions John Cena and Cardi B.
The first film in the cinematic universe, 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, starred the late Paul Walker as an undercover police officer tasked with discovering the identifies of a group of unknown car hijackers led by Diesel. While the film did not seem as though it would be a big hit at the time, receiving mixed reviews upon release, it spawned seven sequels and has grossed around $5.7 billion globally.
The action franchise was also remarkably able to survive after the death of Walker, who passed away in a car crash in 2013 while in the middle of shooting Furious 7.
In 2014, the cast and crew came to Abu Dhabi to film parts of the movie, most notably at Etihad Towers and Emirates Palace.