The tenth “Fast and Furious movie” is slated to premiere on April 7, 2023, Entertainment Weekly reported on Tuesday.
This will be the penultimate film in the series, slated to end with “Fast and Furious 11” in 2024. Justin Lin, who directed parts three through six and the most recent “F9”, will again direct the 10th and 11th installments.
Based on Lin’s comments in previous interviews, it’s possible the last two films share an overarching story to wrap things up. While this will be the end of the main storyline for the franchise, no one has ruled out other spin-off films, much like what happened with “Hobbs and Shaw” from 2019.
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Vin Diesel previously said that filming of “Fast and Furious 10” would begin in January 2022, and it is possible that parts 10 and 11 will be filmed in sequence, according to Entertainment Weekly. It’s unclear which cars could be featured in the last two films, although Dodge has had a constant presence in the franchise as an official sponsor.
John Cena, who was featured in “F9” as Jakob Toretto, the previously unmentioned brother of Diesel’s Dominic Toretto, has not committed to “Fast 10” according to Entertainment Weekly. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won’t be returning because of an alleged diesel insult, the magazine reported.
“F9” was originally scheduled to premiere in 2020, but has been postponed to June 25, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. That was about 20 years after The Fast and the Furious premiered in 2001. That means we’ll have a gap of about two years between installments, assuming the pandemic doesn’t cause further scheduling issues.