Director Justin Lin gave some background on “Fast and Furious 10” and “11”. In particular, he revealed that the two films will be very connected within a larger story that will span the two opus.
Fast and Furious : an unshakeable saga
To return to the origins of the myth, we have to go back to 2001, very first release date Fast and Furious. At the time, the feature film was directed by Rob Cohen and introduced viewers to the characters destined to become cult, played by Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. 20 years later, the saga contains 9 main films and a spin-off.
Fast and Furious 9, the latest opus to date, was released on July 14, and marked Justin Lin’s return behind the camera. The flagship director of the license, who staged 5 films Fast and Furious, thus offers a somewhat special episode. He chooses to go back in time and bring back many emblematic characters from the saga. Fast and Furious 9 reported more than $ 716 million in box office revenue. In all, the license brought in a mind-blowing score of almost $ 7 billion of recipes!
A story spanning two films
In a recent interview with Collider, Justin Lin revealed that the next two episodes of the license will be two chapters of the same story. Justin Lin got permission from Universal to develop his next story on two different films. A first in the saga. So far, even if a common thread connects the different opus of the license, no story has really extended over several films. This time, components 10 and 11 will be interconnected:
The idea is that the last two films are one chapter. I must say I am so happy. Because at the time I arrived, making a sequel wasn’t easy. You had to deserve it. Talking to you and telling you that there are going to be two more films means a lot. So every day when I wake up I try to make sure that whatever we are talking about will give the best result. But I think having a chapter in two films is a good idea.
The cult franchise actors are obviously expected to return to the forefront. It must be said that the casting of the license Fast and Furious starts to be extremely impressive with actors like Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron or even Kurt Russell. Beautiful people have passed through the saga of big cars. The only major absentee will therefore be Dwayne Johnson who hung up the role because of his different recurring with Vin Diesel.
Fast and Furious 10 is expected on April 5, 2023, while Fast and Furious 11 does not yet have a release date. Fast and Furious 9 lands him on DVD and VOD on September 21 in the United States, with a Director’s cut version: