Fast & Furious 9 will be even “bigger,” said the biggest superstar Vin Diesel. While sitting down for an interview recently. The actor confidently said, “It does get bigger. I just got off the phone with Justin Lin, who is directing Fast 9 and Fast 10, and I can’t tell you how excited he is.”
Fast 9 is currently scheduled to drift into theaters on April 10, 2020
While it’s exciting for fans to hear that plans are progressing on the next installments of the Fast & Furious films. The franchise will actually debut a spin-off before Fast 9 lands in theaters.
The spin-off is Hobbs and Shaw (rumored titled) and will see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Luke Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw) reprise their roles from the action series.
It was recently reported that Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has been tapped to helm the film. The film is written by Chris Morgan, who has written six other Fast & Furious films. Including the most recent, The Fate of the Furious.
When the Hobbs and Shaw film is finally set to be for an official entry into the Fast & Furious franchise. There is a chance it could be the last time we see Johnson in the series at all.
Johnson was recently said
Vin and he had a few discussions. Including an important face-to-face in his trailer. He came to realize that he has a fundamental difference in philosophies on them. That is how they approach moviemaking and collaborating.”
Johnson’s comment is likely not what fans want to hear. But is also not entirely surprising either. Considering he and Diesel had a reportedly heated feud on the set of the last film, Fate of the Furious.
The tension between them is a rumor. That has to get so bad that they hated even filming scenes together. Johnson set the rumors aflame by posting on social media about unprofessional on the set of the film.
After the film had wrapped, he spoke with journalists and refused to back down from his comments.
“I was very clear with what I said. I’ve been in the game a long time,” he said during the interview. “Would Universal [Pictures] have preferred that didn’t happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest [in Fast 8] shot through the roof to a whole other level.”