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The following contains SPOILERS for The Fate of the Furious. You have been warned.
The Fast and Furious movies are known for their over the top insanity. Each entry tries to push the envelope that much further. The Fate of the Furious was apparently originally going to take the action to a new level as the film has an ending even more bizarre than the one we saw. Apparently, the film's epic airplane scene that saw The Shaw brothers wing suit their way onto a plane in flight in order to save Dom's son almost ended very differently, With Deckard Shaw outfitting Dom's charger with a car seat and then dropping out the back of the plane. Seriously. According to writer Chris Morgan...
Yes, so here was an early version we had, and ultimately we decided not to go with it, but to show you're on the right track. So Deckard Shaw arrives on the plane the exact same way, but he has a pack with him and we don't know what it is. And he gets the baby and fights his way out, and the end of that sequence is, he opens the duffel bag he's been carrying, and there's a baby seat in it. A car seat. And in the back of the plane is Dom's car that you see him load up into the plane earlier in the film. So he straps that kid in, gets in, and rolls it out the back, and they do the car going out like we did in Furious 7, but he's got the baby in it, and the baby is laughing the whole way. So that was something we considered. We had a version of that at one point.
No specific reason is given for why they decided not to go with this ending, though it's likely they decided that parachuting the car out of the plane was a bit too repetitive considering they had just done that in Furious 7. Still, the imagery of seeing Jason Statham outfit Dom's muscle car with an infant car seat would have been hilarious. The Fate of the Furious was a remarkably funny movie all things considered and that would have been the cherry on top.
Of course, with two more films planned in the Fast and Furious franchise, the fact is that Chris Morgan's comments to Slashfilm could still make their way into a future film. While we may not see baby Brian falling through the air in the car, we fully expect Vin Diesel to hang around to finish out the franchise, and as such, he'll likely need to put a car seat in his charger.
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