F. Gary Gray's The Fate Of The Furious' tenure at the box office was a rollicking success. Not only did it set the record for the highest-grossing opening of all time when it was released, but worldwide it made more than $1.23 billion. While that's still behind franchise-holder Furious 7's haul of $1.516 billion, Universal Pictures and the Fast And The Furious cast and filmmakers have still decided that there is still plenty of rev left in the engine.
The Fate Of The Furious has been described as the first in a new trilogy of films from the franchise, and Universal Pictures has already announced a spin-off film featuring two of the most beloved characters from the series as well. But, what do we know about the upcoming Fast And Furious movies? We here at CinemaBlend have built this feature to answer that question and as many as we can like it, offering a crash course on the upcoming list of titles and their release dates for the car racing/heist franchise. So, without further ado, here are the future features from The Fast And The Furious that have the near impossible task of trying to top the audacious efforts that have preceded them.
Hobbs And Shaw
While Vin Diesel was more than happy to share the revelation that two more Fast And Furious films would be coming in the ensuing years, rounding up the saga's total to 10 films, he's been much quieter about the proposed Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw spin-off, which will star Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. That's understandable, considering the reported tiff between Diesel and Johnson. Shortly after the release of The Fate Of The Furious, and following on from its record breaking opening, Universal and Johnson himself quickly teased that Hobbs and Shaw would get their own film. Fate Of The Furious actually did a sterling job of setting up their camaraderie, putting them in a number of scenes together, and Johnson and Statham were able to create a genuine buzz. There were even rumors that the film contained a deleted end credits scene that saw the duo finally going to have their long touted fight, only to then decide not to do so at the last minute, and then vow to work together instead. It was intended to launch the spin-off, but, even without that little tip of the hat, the potential blockbuster is still coming.
Release Date: July 26, 2019
Fast & Furious 9
The Fate Of The Furious actually set itself up rather nicely for a sequel. The family is reunited on a New York rooftop; the bad blood between Dom and Deckard Shaw seems to have been forgotten; and everyone is looking as though they're getting along famously. Letty doesn't have an issue with Dom having a child, and even Charlize Theron's Cipher is still on the loose. After she murdered Elsa Pataky's Elena right in front of Dom and their son, the posse will be intent, no doubt, in getting some revenge. But the good vibes between Deckard and Dom could really be put to the test with the return of Han. Despite the revelation at the end of Fast & Furious 6 that Deckard was responsible for Han's death in The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, he may actually be alive and well, as screenwriter Chris Morgan and producer Neal Moritz have confirmed that Sung Kang will reprise his role in the next installment. Or, of course, it's possible that he will just be used in flashbacks. Along with Han, the rest of the main cast has strongly suggested that they will return too (we'll have to wait and see what this means when it comes to more screen time for Helen Mirren).
Release Date: April 10, 2019
Fast & Furious 10
Since those involved in Fate Of The Furious have been pretty quick to reveal that this was the start of a trilogy, we can expect Fast & Furious 9 to end on a bit of a tease - and it should be an epic one, considering Fast & Furous 10 is lined up to conclude the main series in the franchise. Sadly, Chris Morgan has already insisted that this won't include a trip to space, which feels like a wasted opportunity. Hopefully he'll change his mind - but in the meantime we can only speculate about how both the ninth and tenth films will try to top their predecessors. After dragging a vault through Rio, crashing through two skyscrapers, and racing a submarine, it's going to be very tough. This will be further complicated by the fact that Dominic Toretto will undoubtedly be trying to balance his need for speed with fatherhood. The question is whether the film will decide to keep Brian Toretto as an infant. They could instead move a few years into the future and then show him on the hunt for revenge against Cipher alongside his old man. This would also give fans the opportunity for the film to depict Dom teaching his kid how to drive, a scene that we all would love to see. Don't forget that Mia and Brian's own son could be brought in too. What we do know is that Brian O'Conner almost certainly won't be seen again, as producer Neal Moritz previously insisted it would be too hard to see the character again after Paul Walker's death.
Release Date: April 2, 2021