Fast & Furious 9 premiered in cinemas a few months ago, but we now have a release date.
This is the good news for mi familia. The bad news is that Fast 10, which is set to be the first of two movies which will close out the action saga, won't be in theatres for a couple of years yet – with COVID-19 forcing delays.
Vin Diesel from the series said, "Just wait until 10," to EW. Let's just say that, despite the fact that we know the studio can't make all the ground in one movie, it's hard to believe what's to come.
When the film does eventually land, don't go expecting a triumphant return from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as Luke Hobbs either – Johnson was an integral part of the franchise from Fast Five onwards but after sitting out Fast 9 following reports of on-set disagreements with Diesel on the previous film, Johnson's told SlashFilm that he won't be returning for Fast 10 or 11.
He stated, "I wish them luck on Fast 10 & Fast 11 and all of the Fast & Furious movies that they make without me,"
However, recent reports suggest that Brian O'Conner might be back. A franchise mainstay who appeared in six of the nine Fast movies, Brian was played by the late Paul Walker – the character was retired following Walker's tragic death in 2013, but Fast 9 director Justin Lin apparently isn't ruling out some sort of comeback.
Lin spoke with CinePop to say that Paul and Brian have been the driving force behind how our lives have changed. Every day I reflect on the possibility of bringing him home. This is a conversation that I am having as we get closer to the end of our franchise. Every day, I think about the possibility.
Vin Diesel, the series' star and creative mind behind Fast is promising something special to finish off Brian's story.
Metro heard that "We have been filming on 10 since the beginning of this year. So I don't know what to do, but I feel like I should share it all." "I am aware Justin has a goal to film in all seven continents. It is something I know, and it is an homage to those around the globe who've adopted this story as their own.
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Yes. Yes! The bad news is that these will be the final entries in the main series – though the door remains opens for more spin-offs and continuations in the vein of 2019's Hobbs & Shaw.
Vin Diesel said to Total Film in February 2020, "The universe is so sturdy and so rich of talent and rich in story that it's completely possible to have spinoffs. I believe that's something which is unavoidable."
Deadline reported the following that Justin Lin – the series' most prolific director having helmed five of the films including Fast 9 – would return to helm both movies, which would reportedly focus on one overarching story.
Vin Diesel had earlier hinted that the next two movies in the saga could take the form of a two-parter – Fast 10: Part One and Fast 10: Part Two – though this is yet to be officially confirmed by Universal.
Fast & Furious 10 will release in theaters on April 7th, 2023.
The tenth film in the series was originally scheduled to release two years earlier, on 2nd April 2021 – obviously, that didn't happen.
Pandemic delays forced Fast 9's April 2019 release date to be pushed back to June 2021. Fast 9's follow-up film was also delayed.
Diesel told Regal that the next two films will start shooting in January 2022 – backing an earlier statement from Tyrese Gibson, who told Collider that the next two Fast movies will be shot back-to-back, which would mean a longer shoot.
2017's The Fate of the Furious – the last Fast film to be released without any delays – started filming in March 2016 and was released in April 2017. Fast 10 and Fast 11 are expected to begin filming in the next year. They will be available for purchase at cinemas by mid-2023.
You can expect most of the \"familia\" to return for the next movie in the series, including…
Jordana Brewster, who had skipped Fast 9, also made a return to the franchise. So it is possible she will be back as Mia Toretto. With Mia's return, Fast 9 had to explain why Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) wasn't at her side – he was looking after his and Mia's children, as well as Dom's son, his namesake little Brian (Isaac & Immanuel Holdane) – but Justin Lin has hinted that Brian might actually appear in some form in Fast 10.
Paul Walker died halfway through Furious 7 2015. He was using a mix of CGI as well as body doubles to complete the scenes. Fast 10 might attempt something similar in order to give Brian a minor role.
Jordana Brewster suggested to Access that Walker's son Meadow, a daughter of her late father, might appear as an extra in Fast films. Access said that Brewster felt she was comfortable around us, and felt very part of our world. "And so, to expand that onto screen would be very natural. This would be great.
Fast 9 saw Sung Kang come back from the grave. We can also count on him being part of Dom’s crew in any future movies, Han Lue.
John Cena made his debut as Jakob Toretto – Dom and Mia's long-lost brother who is also a master thief and assassin (because why not?) – in Fast 9 and had made amends with Dom by the end of the movie after a misunderstanding involving their father's death was resolved. Though that film ended with Jakob still on the run from the authorities, it's likely that Cena will reprise his character in any follow-up – after all, Mia did urge him not to stay away from his family for too long.
Charlize Theron's cyberterrorist Cipher – who made her debut in The Fate of the Furious – escaped justice once again in Fast 9, so it's possible she'll be back to cause more trouble for Dom and the gang, while the fate of Kurt Russell's spymaster Mr. Nobody was left ambiguous – if he's still alive, it's feasible he could be back in Fast 10 too.
Fast 9 also featured cameos from Cardi as Dom's friend Leysa. Vin Diesel already said that she would be back in the next movie with a more prominent role. Entertainment Tonight reports: "We are extremely excited to develop her character and expand it to the final."
Fast 9's supporting cast includes Jason Tobin (Earl Hu), Bow Wow, and Lucas Black. They were all stars in 2006's The Fast And Furious: Tokyo Drift. By the end of the film, they appeared to be an established part of Dom's crew – even attending the traditional family barbecue – so might stick around for another high-speed adventure.
Interestingly, Fast 9 featured a cameo from another franchise regular, Santos (Don Omar), but his partner-in-crime Leo (Tego Calderon) was absent – it's possible then that one or both of the pair could reappear in Fast 10.
Speaking of absentees, Jason Statham only appears in the Fast & Furious 9 post-credits scene as Deckard Shaw, so we'd anticipate a larger role for him in the next movie – as well as another possible appearance from Helen Mirren as his mother \"Queenie\" Shaw.
As for Shaw's sparring partner Luke Hobbs, it seems Dwayne Johnson won't be involved in Fast 10 – he sat out Fast 9 following reports of disagreements with Vin Diesel and while fans had hoped to see Hobbs back for the two-part Fast finale, Johnson recently told SlashFilm that he won't be returning.
Diesel said that he was open to the possibility of new characters and told Digital Spy that Sir Michael Caine (The Last Witch Hunter) would be a great addition. Caine will play the Shaw family patriarch. He is Queenie’s ex-husband, father to Deckard & Luke. You can see it.
We Got This Covered stated that Spider-Man's star Tom Holland was looking for a part in Fast & Furious.
This information is not yet confirmed. However, you can file the story securely under "Rumour" until further concrete news about Fast 10 casting emerges.
The film's yet to start shooting, so there's no footage available from Fast 10 yet – realistically, the soonest we'd get a glimpse of any teasers would be 2022.
Fast 9 featured a scene after credits, which could hint at what lies ahead in the film's next installment.
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Fast 10 is still in its early stages, and Justin Lin describes Fast 9 as the first film of chapter XII". You can therefore expect Fast 9 to be closely related to the last film.
Lin said to Entertainment Tonight that they are rearranging everything in order for the two next movies to wrap up the amazing story of these characters.
There are several story lines we expect to hear about: Dom's past with Leysa as well his complicated relationship with Jakob. Also, Dom’s ongoing vendetta against Cipher who was the murderer of his child. The fate of Kurt Russell's Mr Nobody – which was left ambiguous after his plane was taken out of the air by Jakob – could also be resolved.
We'd also expect some follow-up to Fast 9's post-credits scene, which saw Han confront a surprised Deckard Shaw – the man who'd until now believed he'd assassinated Han in Tokyo. Awkward…
Fast 9 was in space. Naturally, Fast 9's next film will likely have to go into greater detail. What is time travel? The rumored Jurassic World crossover. We're ruling nothing out… (For what it's worth, Tyrese has backed a Transformers mash-up, which might get confusing given he appears in both franchises.)
Vin Diesel says he has a plan for the end of Fast movies, regardless of what happens.
Collider: "I have a scene [in my head] that is constant and has been since many years. It represents the ending of the last chapter of the story," he said. Justin Lin [Lin] has been a great friend and we have worked hard towards this. F9 spends a lot of time getting ready to finish the series in two parts.
So, I was wondering if I could articulate it right now. While I could not do it, what is unique about this release? We had to push the release for a full year. This pushed the Fast 9 finale into preproduction. Each day, Fast 9 is my topic and Fast 10 will be my focus.