While it isn’t known whether Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will appear in any more of the main Fast and Furious movie series, we are definitely getting at least two more movies in the blockbuster franchise. Fast 9 and 10 are due for release in 2020 and 2021 respectively, and star and producer Vin Diesel has now confirmed that director Justin Lin will return to helm them.

While it was rumored last year that Lin, who has made four films in the series, including Fast 5 and 6, would return to the franchise, this is the first confirmation from anyone connected with the movie. Diesel appeared on NBC’s Today and was asked if Fast & Furious 9 would go even bigger in scale than last year’s The Fate of The Furious.

“It does get bigger,” he said, via ScreenRant. “I just got off the phone with Justin Lin, who is directing Fast 9 and 10, and I can’t tell you how excited he is!” In addition, Diesel also hinted at a new location for the next movie. “We haven’t been to Africa, and we are long overdue.”

Fast & Furious 9 was originally set for a 2019 release, but last October, it was pushed by an entire year to April 10, 2020. Fans will however get the spin-off movie next year, which is set to focus on the characters Hobbs and Shaw, played by Johnson and Jason Statham.

In a recent interview, Johnson admitted he didn’t know if he’d be back for any more films in the main series. This follows reports last year of a feud with co-star Vin Diesel. “Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer,” Johnson admitted. “And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.”

 

Author Dan Auty

Original Post by GameSpot

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