Rumor: Fast & Furious Franchise to End in Multi-Movie Finale

Rumor: Fast & Furious Franchise to End in Multi-Movie Finale

Do all roads lead to a two-film epic climax?

Despite the major hype for Furious 7, action fans have been facing the inevitability that the improbably long-lived Fast & Furious franchise would be racing to the finish line sooner or later - and that was before the tragic death of series mainstay Paul Walker last year cast a pall over the production of the upcoming seventh installment.

Now, Deadline is reporting that director Justin Lin, who helmed the last three sequels and shepherded the series from a fallen-fad to a pop-culture institution by reimagining the franchise as an absurdist action/spy romp between the third and fifth installments, is being courted to return for the eighth and ninth (maybe tenth?) films (Part 7 is currently finishing up post-production under The Conjuring director James Wan.) Further, Deadline's reporter claims to have heard that the hope is for Lin to direct a (presumably) huge-scale ending for the series' characters and their story, which would be shot concurrently and spread across multiple sequels.

If true, this would make Fast the latest big-budget franchise to take up the multi-part production model popularized by the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies: Warner Bros has tapped Zack Snyder for a two-part Justice League launch spinning-off from his own Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Disney and Marvel Studios plan to unfold "The Infinity War" across Avengers 3 & 4.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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MovieBob:

If true, this would make Fast the latest big-budget franchise to take up the multi-part production model popularized by the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies

You mean the Harry Potter Series.

Shocksplicer:

MovieBob:

If true, this would make Fast the latest big-budget franchise to take up the multi-part production model popularized by the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies

You mean the Harry Potter Series.

Could go even further back to the Matrix movies too.

AS long as it ends, I don't care

Sanunes:

Shocksplicer:

MovieBob:

If true, this would make Fast the latest big-budget franchise to take up the multi-part production model popularized by the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies

You mean the Harry Potter Series.

Could go even further back to the Matrix movies too.

Jurassic Park is where it's at.

NickBrahz:

Sanunes:

Shocksplicer:

You mean the Harry Potter Series.

Could go even further back to the Matrix movies too.

Jurassic Park is where it's at.

Oh, you young'ins...
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I'm sure there's an example earlier than this, even.

But are we going to get a Fast Cars and Where to Find Them movie?

I heard it's going to be an epic trilogy based on the Rock's character accidentally putting diesel in his petrol racing Lambourgini.

The first movie focuses on the accident itself - driving up to the gas station, working out whether the pump is pre-pay or pay at kiosk (I won't spoil it for you) putting the wrong fuel in, not realising until he drives off and the car stalls. Ends on a cliffhanger of phoning up the breakdown company (kinda like the phonecall at the end of the Matrix movie)

The second installment is him waiting for the breakdown truck to come, getting hassled by flyboys who have to drive around him, going to the shop to get a muffin and coffee while he waits, phoning up the other characters to say he'll be late for the game and getting advice from them all over what to do (which conflicts and just causes more problems.) In the end the breakdown truck arrives, but the end twist is that it's driven by an old rival from one of the previous movies.

The final thrilling installment is the trip to the garage to get the diesel pumped out, and the argument with the mechanic over the bill, with the final scene being the insurance courtesy car pulling up to the garage... a Nissan Leaf.

Hero in a half shell:
I heard it's going to be an epic trilogy based on the Rock's character accidentally putting diesel in his petrol racing Lambourgini.

The first movie focuses on the accident itself - driving up to the gas station, working out whether the pump is pre-pay or pay at kiosk (I won't spoil it for you) putting the wrong fuel in, not realising until he drives off and the car stalls. Ends on a cliffhanger of phoning up the breakdown company (kinda like the phonecall at the end of the Matrix movie)

The second installment is him waiting for the breakdown truck to come, getting hassled by flyboys who have to drive around him, going to the shop to get a muffin and coffee while he waits, phoning up the other characters to say he'll be late for the game and getting advice from them all over what to do (which conflicts and just causes more problems.) In the end the breakdown truck arrives, but the end twist is that it's driven by an old rival from one of the previous movies.

The final thrilling installment is the trip to the garage to get the diesel pumped out, and the argument with the mechanic over the bill, with the final scene being the insurance courtesy car pulling up to the garage... a Nissan Leaf.

I would so watching this....

Also, the part i have bolded, i thought u meant Vin Diesel :') long day!

Dont mind if they split it in two as long as its not filled with pointless padding.

Trishbot:

Oh, you young'ins...
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I'm sure there's an example earlier than this, even.

Wonder what one is before this one
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NickBrahz:

Trishbot:

Oh, you young'ins...
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I'm sure there's an example earlier than this, even.

Wonder what one is before this one
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.....can't tell if joking or serious.

That's a shame, the films are good dumb fun and I always like watching them.

KazeAizen:

.....can't tell if joking or serious.

Last time i checked Star Wars was multi-movie and was before Back to the Future, unless they changed the past that is.

NickBrahz:

KazeAizen:

.....can't tell if joking or serious.

Last time i checked Star Wars was multi-movie and was before Back to the Future, unless they changed the past that is.

Oh so serious. That's not what they are talking about and people should know that. They said "multi-film finale" as in two separate movies that tell one piece of a story that function as a whole movie when viewed together. i.e. The Hobbit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and soon The Avengers Infinity War.

So yeah it is completely different then both of those.

If the cars start talking, this is going to become the Team Knight Rider sequel I was hoping for.

(Also, the captcha: neckbeard, did not know this forum software was so offensive to the razorblade challenged)

MovieBob:
If true, this would make Fast the latest big-budget franchise to take up the multi-part production model popularized by the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies

KazeAizen:

NickBrahz:

KazeAizen:

.....can't tell if joking or serious.

Last time i checked Star Wars was multi-movie and was before Back to the Future, unless they changed the past that is.

Oh so serious. That's not what they are talking about and people should know that. They said "multi-film finale" as in two separate movies that tell one piece of a story that function as a whole movie when viewed together. i.e. The Hobbit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and soon The Avengers Infinity War.

So yeah it is completely different then both of those.

Pretty much. Neither of the above examples (LOTR and Hobbit trilogies) are relevant, since they were made as trilogies (i.e. the narrative was designed as a classical three-act structure that spans three movies but also holds to a three-act structure within each film) - and, more notably, don't have "Part 1" or "Part 2" at the end of their titles.

The examples you gave are hence much better ones. Fast and Furious hasn't got a particularly seamless narrative across its existing movies, in any case.

 

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