Star power and the rumble of engines have always been the twin turbochargers behind the Fast and Furious franchise. With Fast X roaring into theaters, there was an unexpected twist in the storyline, not on screen, but off it.
Vin Diesel, an iconic face of the series, made a startling revelation that caught both fans and cinephiles off-guard.
Diesel’s Big Reveal
Earlier this year, Diesel threw fans for a loop, hinting that 'Fast X' was just the tip of the iceberg.
It wasn’t the final lap, but instead, the starting line to an enthralling trilogy that would bid adieu to the franchise. This was especially surprising since it had been previously declared that Fast X would be the penultimate installment, followed by a single sequel.
Now, the director of the high-octane franchise, Louis Leterrier, sheds light on Diesel's intriguing statement, hinting at the possibility that the star might've been more in the realm of wishful thinking than stating concrete plans.
Leterrier, while chatting with GamesRadar+, lightheartedly commented on Diesel's penchant for dramatic reveals. “The one thing about Vin is like when he's on a press line, he will say anything to get out of that press line," Leterrier said.
He even jokingly shared his own perspective, "Yeah, sure, we will go to the moon in the next one. Bye."
A Cautionary Tale of One Movie at a Time
However, the director wasn’t all jokes and jibes. Taking a more reflective tone, Leterrier emphasized the sequential and measured approach that Hollywood often adopts.
"Obviously the next one is coming, and then yeah, one movie at a time. Let’s count our blessings," he opined, expressing gratitude for the positive reception of Fast X. Diving deeper into Diesel's claim of a trilogy, Leterrier pondered on the immense history and narrative depth of the series.
"I mean maybe what he was saying is that there’s 25 years of filmmaking and storytelling... might not be enough to tell the story that is needed," he mused. While Vin Diesel's tease of a trilogy makes for great headlines, the future of the Fast and Furious franchise remains in the hands of time and tides of Hollywood.
Whether or not we'll see a trilogy remains to be seen. One thing's for sure: the franchise's journey is as thrilling as its races, and fans will be eagerly awaiting the next turn in this cinematic saga.