Vin Diesel just announced the end of the Fast and Furious franchise on his Facebook page.
Back in 2001 Universal Pictures first distributed The Fast and the Furious – the very first movie of a franchise, which would later grow to be one of the biggest and most successful sagas in the history of filmmaking. Nowadays Furious 7, the last movie in the saga, is the highest grossing movie of all times. Universal weren’t even sure if they wanted to finish it and release it after actor Paul Walker’s untimely death stroke mid-filming. However, shortly after its release the company decided that they wanted to continue the franchise and announced that there will be a Fast and Furious 8 as well. And now Vin Diesel, who has been on board with the crew since the very first movie, announced the end of the franchise.
On the 25th of this September the 48 year old actor posted a long status update on his Facebook page explaining the situation regarding the franchise’s future. He said that ever since he took over as a producer in 2008 he has had unbelievable creative freedom and that he believes the fans deserve to get a proper ending to the saga with one final trilogy. In other words, Diesel stated that there will be Fast and Furious 8, 9 and 10 in the making. He also spoke about Furious 8, for which the fans have already been talking non-stop ever since Furious 7 came out earlier this spring. Diesel stated that he will announce the directors of Furious 8 in his next Facebook post and that the studio is currently working on coming up with the plot.
All we know for now is that Diesel will be starring next to Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Jason Statham. Cody Walker, Paul Walker’s younger brother, which filmed some of Paul’s scenes for Furious 7, is rumored to take part in the 8th installment of the franchise as well.