While the Fast And The Furious franchise has been going strong for the last 20 years, the first chapter launching into theaters in June 2001, there is no sign of it letting up on the gas pedal. The films continue to be massive hits all around the globe, and that now goes not only for the movies in the main series, but also spin-offs – as Hobbs & Shaw made $759.1 million globally in 2019. There really is no reason at this point for any part of the machine to slow down, which is something that is most definitely reflected in the upcoming slate of movies that are currently on their way from the canon.
We’ve built this feature not only to keep track of the sequels that have been announced, but also projects that have been announced as part of the continuity and are making their way through the development process. Some of the titles may still be a few years away from release, but we’ll start with the film that will be soon making its way to a theater near you…
Director Justin Lin had a massive hand in bringing the Fast & Furious franchise to new heights – with Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast 6, and Fast & Furious 6 successfully reinventing the series – and while he stepped away from the movies for a few years, he is now back in the driver’s seat for Fast & Furious 9 a.k.a. F9.
The blockbuster is the first in the franchise since Fast 5 not to co-star Dwayne Johnson, but it has brought out some big casting guns by bringing John Cena into the action. The Blockers and Bumblebee star will be featured in F9 as the latest antagonist for the central family of street racers/super spies, and will be introduced to the canon as Jakob Toretto, the estranged brother of Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto. The two men had a falling out as teenagers following the death of their father, and Dom discovers that his sibling is also a major player in the espionage game who has eyes on world domination via a device called Project Ares.
In addition to Vin Diesel, F9 features the return of many familiar faces, including Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, and Sung Kang (who has been resurrected thanks to the #JusticeForHan movement online). While it was originally scheduled to be released in 2020, it will now be released the same week as the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
Release Date: June 25, 2021
Fast & Furious 10 (Part I And Part II)
In the run-up to the release of The Fate Of The Furious, the blockbuster was described as the first movie of an in-series trilogy, and with F9 serving as follow-up that means that the untitled Fast & Furious 10 is going to be in the position of capstone. That being said, the definition of “trilogy” has been stretched slightly in the last few years, as it has also been revealed that the project will be the first part of what is being planned as a two part finale for the principal series in the franchise.
Vin Diesel has said that the reason the planned movie has ostensibly been split in two is because there is “so much ground to cover” when it comes to properly wrapping up various plotlines. Unfortunately, exactly what’s in store in the blockbusters has been kept tightly under wraps. Justin Lin is planning to direct, and the confirmed stars thus far include Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Sung Kang.
Production on the two-part blockbuster isn’t expected to begin until 2022 at the earliest, so don’t expect to see Fast & Furious 10: Part I in theaters before 2023.
Release Date: Unknown
Female-Led Fast & Furious Spin-Off
As mentioned, the Fast & Furious franchise experienced a great deal of success when it explored the concept of spin-offs with Hobbs & Shaw, and a few months after the release of that film it was first revealed by Vin Diesel that there are plans in the works for a blockbuster set in the universe with a female lead. According to Diesel, he came up with the general concept in 2017, and Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel), Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider) were reportedly brought on board to develop a script.
There haven’t been many updates about the status of the project since it was first announced, but Vin Diesel did say in February 2020 that a script was scheduled to come in the following month. Given that the pandemic messed up the release schedule for F9, it’s possible that the female-led Fast & Furious film stepped lightly on the brakes, but hopefully we’ll learn more information about the project soon.
Release Date: Unknown
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2
In Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the two titular protagonists – played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham – begrudgingly worked together to stop a super soldier (Idris Elba) from unleashing a crazy amount of destruction, and while doing so learned how they can get along. The formula worked, and the movie was a big hit, so it should be of little surprise to anybody that a sequel, temporarily known as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2, is currently in the works.
Sadly, it’s a project that we are probably going to have to wait a while before seeing. The reason has nothing to do with a lack of demand, but instead problematic scheduling conflicts. Producer Kelly McCormick has said that making a follow-up depends on finding a time when both Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are available, and that is not exactly easy given their statuses as big screen superstars. It definitely is a movie that we want to see, however, so we’re willing to wait for it.
Release Date: Unknown
Given the popularity of the Fast & Furious franchise, there is every possibility that we will eventually hear about more projects put into development within the canon, so be sure to stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for all of the latest updates.
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