Two months after the ninth film in the Fast and Furious franchise finally saw the light of day, it was revealed when we could watch the next sequel, supposedly the penultimate in the saga. Justin Lin will hold the director’s baton of the film, which is expected in the spring of 2023.
Franchise star Vin Diesel has previously revealed that they plan to start shooting in January 2022, and there is a chance that the tenth and eleventh films will be shot at the same time.
We can say with certainty that the characters that include Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges and Sung Kang will reappear in the last films. John Cena, who joins the franchise in the latest film as Diesel’s long-lost brother, is still unsure if he will be part of the sequels.
What we do know for sure is that Dwayne Johnson no longer intends to appear in the role of Hobbs, while his colleague Shaw (Jason Statham) could still be watched again, judging by the hints from the ninth film.
What awaits us in the tenth film is hard to guess, but we will find out everything on April 7, 2023 when the film arrives in theaters.
The first film was released in 2001, beginning the original trilogy of films focused on illegal street racing, culminating in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). The series went through a change from Fast and Furious: Return (2009), which redirected the series towards robberies and espionage, followed by five sequels.
Universal also expanded the series to the spin-off film Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw (2019), while its subsidiary DreamWorks Animation followed it with the animated web television series Fast & Furious Spy Racers. Soundtrack albums have been released for all movies, as well as compilation albums featuring existing music heard in the movies. Two short films related to the series have also been released.
The series is commercially successful and is the largest Universal franchise, ranking as the tenth most award-winning film series ever. The critical reception for the first film was mixed, and mostly negative until the fifth and later films, which were more positively received. Outside of movies, Fast and Furious has been the focus of other media, including attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, live shows, commercials, many video games and toys.