The Fast and Furious movie franchise will come to an end after 10 films in 2021.
Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto in the movies, took to his Instagram page on Wednesday (03Feb16) to confirm that the eighth movie will hit screens on April 14, 2017, followed by the ninth film on April 19, 2019 and the tenth on April 2, 2021.
Alongside a shirtless picture of himself on the set of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Vin wrote: “Xander returns…. As most of you know I like to stay in character for the most part when given the opportunity to make magic. However, it was Toretto Tuesday and the studio gave me big news to share… So I will share it…”
He then posted a picture which featured the release dates of the final three movies, along with the words: “2 Decades. 10 films. 1 saga.”
The first film in the franchise was released back in 2001, and quickly became a hit thanks to its combination of a talented cast, extremely fast cars and scantily clad women.
Tragedy struck, however, when its star Paul Walker, who played Brian O’Conner in the movies, tragically died in a car crash in November 2013.
His brothers Caleb and Cody stepped in to finish his scenes in 2015’s Fast and Furious 7, but Universal Pictures recently debunked rumors that Cody will be given his own new character in the eighth film, insisting there is not truth in the claims.
When Will Fast and Furious End?
Fast and Furious 7 proved the franchise is still as popular as ever, taking over $1billion at the global box office. And while the main movies will end with a tenth installment, there has already been talk of various prequels and spin off movies surrounding some of the films’ most loved characters.
“We’ve written out story lines for various characters…” Vin told Variety magazine recently. “We’ve been playing with it for a long time. It’s a very rich property and we’re committed to treating it with a lot of class.”