It seems like the Fast & Furious franchise is returning with their ninth installment.
This comes via Omega Underground which reveals that the film will begin its filming in April of next year. The film will once again see the return of director Justin Lin and will be shot in Atlanta. Lin has earlier directed Fast 5 and 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. The director is even rumoured to direct Fast & Furious 10, which will be the last film in the franchise.
Even Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel earlier teased that the ninth film will release on April 19th next year but it seems like the film will be pushed back and most likely will release in 2020.
The franchise has been really successful for Universal Pictures with Furious 7 earning a whopping $1.5 billion worldwide. The last release, Fate of the Furious also did well in the box office, making $1.2 billion worldwide.
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A Fast & Furious spin-off is also rumoured which will be directed by Deadpool 2‘s David Leitch and will feature Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw respectively. The two played opposite each other in Furious 7 before teaming up in Fate of the Furious against a rogue Dom (Vin Diesel).
Directed by F. Gary Gray, Fate of the Furious stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
Fate of the Furious is now on Digital and Blu-ray.