Vin Diesel has confirmed the Fast & Furious franchise will reach the finish line in 2024.
The 53-year-old star has portrayed Dominic Toretto since the first film in 2001, and he has claimed the upcoming 10th and 11th instalments will be the last.
According to Entertainment Tonight Canada, Diesel said during a press junket, "I gotta admit I’m a bit apprehensive to say it, ’cause I told my daughter than Ten: Part 1 and Ten Part 2: would be the last ones and she started crying, so now I’m nervous about saying it.”
But he was quick to point out that "“It won’t be the end of the Fast universe, but in terms of this mythology and this saga Fast 10 will be the finale." In other words, it will live on via its spin-offs like Hobbs & Shaw.
He added, “I know people are going to feel like it doesn’t have to end, but I think all good things should. There are reasons for a finale. I think this franchise has deserved it.”
Director Justin Lin, who will film the final two movies, marking seven turns behind the camera for the blockbuster franchise, commented: “We got together and Vin says ’I think we should think about closing up the saga now."
Speaking about the most recent film, F9, he continued: “Nine is kind of the first film of the final chapter.
“We’re kind of reconfiguring everything, so that the next two movies should wrap up this amazing journey for these characters."
Vin concluded: “This franchise was born from the pavement, from the concrete.
“The world just championed this underdog to a place where it has already surpassed all of these other franchises. But the franchise has a soul, and that soul has to rest.”
Fast & Furious 9 opens in Singapore cinemas on June 24. Watch Vin's Entertainment Tonight interview here:
— BANG SHOWBIZ