Monday, 18 December, 2017

'Fast and Furious' spin-off set for 2019 debut

Deckard Shaw Vs Luke Hobbs Fate Furious Universal
Lamar Ellis | 07 October, 2017, 00:27

Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman in the franchise, sparked rumors that Dwayne was about to sign on for his own spinoff movie when he took to Instagram in August to publicly plead with his co-star to leave the solo movie for now and stick with the "Fast Family", so they could keep to the 2019 release date for the ninth installment. And this is all just in the last 48 hours.

The spinoff will help fill the void left behind by Fast 9, and also give Universal time to find a director for it.

Universal Pictures has disappointed millions of petrolheads all over the worlds today by announcing that the next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise has been delayed, by a whole year.

It seems that Instagram is the place to settle conflict these days - at least if you're a cast member of The Fast And The Furious franchise. Those new things included helming the first two episodes of True Detective Season 2 and the blockbuster sequel Star Trek Beyond, and he's now developing a couple of high-profile directing projects including Space Jam 2 and the Hot Wheels movie. "Guys guys just relax I'm just a passionate film critic (sic)", he wrote.

Universal and self-appointed franchise king Vin Diesel have long stated that the Fast & Furious franchise may tap out after 10 movies, so bringing Lin back into the fold on Fast 9 makes a lot of sense. If "diversity, love, multi-ethnic, worldwide, multi-generational" content is important to have represented in cinema (and it is), isn't it a good thing for the Fast and Furious franchise to expand and include other projects with franchise characters - and potentially introduce new ones? Hopefully it doesn't delay Fast 9 any further, though, because we really need to know if the team is heading to outer space.

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