Oh, yes please!
Vin Diesel seems to have convinced three time Fast and Furious director Justice Lin to come back for the final movie. And this makes us very happy indeed.
With F. Gary Gray currently filming the eighth movie in the series set for April 14th, 2017, the movies have only (only!) two more instalments left and it would be superb to have Lin back, since he’s the one who elevated the series to the action movie major leagues.
Fast 9 is scheduled for April 19th, 2019 while ten will hit on April 2nd, 2021.
Wired have reported that Diesel says he’s already talked to Lin about coming back to the fold:“I’m going to bring him back. Whenever we had a day off—even on Thanksgiving, his favorite holiday—it was Justin and me working on how far we could take it. Success comes from 10 years of that mentality.”
Lin said that Vin has pretty much persuaded him: “Vin says you finish what you started,” Lin said, “and he’s very persuasive.”
It’s also expected that Fast and Furious spin-offs will happen, with one almost certainly focusing on Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs character.
Fast 8 will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black along with Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Scott Eastwood and Kurt Russell. Charlize Theron will be the villain of the piece along with Kristofer Hivju.
Now THAT is a cast…