The Fast and Furious franchise is nearing the end of its two-decade-long run. With the franchise being so successful over the years, it’s no surprise that its producers are exploring spin-offs - something star Vin Diesel has just confirmed.
Lead actor and producer Vin Diesel recently revealed to Variety that he has been working on spin-offs for years. One of the new films will be a female-led movie. "I started developing the female spin-off... in 2017 with other spin-offs, and the sooner I deliver the finale, the sooner I can launch all the spin-offs," Diesel said.
Michelle Rodriguez, however, isn’t coming back to do spin-offs. "You pass the baton on. You take the back seat," Rodriguez said. "You go passenger side. When it comes the next generation, you have to. It’s the only way to let them define the future."
Diesel recently teased the possibility of more movies for the Fast and Furious franchise during an interview at the premiere of Fast X in Rome. The newest installment is being advertised as the penultimate movie of the series but there have been talks about exploring the possibility of having Fast and Furious 12.
"Look how many characters and great talent there is in the movie," Diesel stated. "There was no way I can pull that off unless I had everyone on for five seconds. These characters are appealing and we need to see more of them."
The Toretto crew has gotten a lot bigger with all the additions in Fast X. Brie Larson and Daniela Melchior are joining the crew along with the return of Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson. Gadot recently confirmed her return to the series, posting a photo of herself with the cast of Fast and the Furious.
Johnson also made a return to the franchise, appearing in the mid-credits scene. The actor previously stated that he wasn’t keen on returning after a public spat with Diesel. His short cameo may be a setup for a bigger role in the final film.
Diesel shared that it wasn’t easy to keep the cameos a secret. However, the actor was glad that his co-stars are back in the fold. "I’m so excited to have them back home and even more excited to see fan reactions and to see how happy it makes people," Diesel shared.
Fast X currently sits at the top of the box office charts with the movie having a huge opening weekend. The film earned $67 million in its opening weekend in the US and Canada and a total of $320 million at the global box office.