Last week, Vin Diesel revealed that the Fast and Furious franchise will conclude after its next three installments, including the soon-to-be-released F9. The franchise, which spans 20 years and has grossed billions of dollars, will use its tenth and eleventh films to close out the saga.
Vin Diesel, who played main character Dom Toretto in nearly all of the Fast and Furious films, recently announced the franchise's end in an interview with The Associated Press. In a line fitting of Toretto, Diesel declared that "the franchise has a soul, and that soul has to rest." Though Diesel himself was behind the decision to end the film series, he has not ruled out the possibility of a solo film for his character.
The franchise, which featured actors such as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ludacris, and Jason Statham, has already had its first spinoff in 2019's "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," which made over 180 million dollars. Given the lucrativeness of potential future installments, it's unlikely that this resource will remain untapped for long.
F9, the latest Fast and Furious film, debuts on June 25, 2021 in the United States. It is directed by Justin Lin, who also directed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth films in the franchise. In it, John Cena plays Diesel's long-lost secret brother, who bursts into Toretto's life with a zest for revenge.