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Could Justin Lin return for Fast and Furious 8 and 9?

November 12th, 2014 by Marc Comments

As the little franchise that could, Fast & Furious started off as a low brow cars and girls movie and has ended up as a ludicrously successful and very fun series of movies… especially with Justin Lin helming; the last two were among the best action movies in recent years.

However, the upcoming seventh installment has had a very bumpy ride, with Lin leaving – replaced by James Wan –  and the death of star Paul Walker. However, it will be released next year and the fans, myself among them, are very, very excited.

But, is it time to call it a day on these movie? Well, perhaps.

James Wan has apparently decided to leave the series (after one installment) to continue with The Conjuring movie series, so the F&F movies are now looking for a director again.

Deadline are reporting that Universal are hoping to get Lin back on board for what will essentially be a two-part series finale which would be shot back-to-back.

Lin, of course, is a busy man; he’s signed on for the opening two episodes of True Detective Season 2, plus the movies 3D Shaolin Temple and the Aaron Cross Bourne spin-off sequel (if it still happens).

We all would love to see Lin return to the franchise that he, frankly, raised higher than it should have been.. what about you guys?

Fast & Furious 7 arrives on April 3, 2015


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….