The franchise will return for one last ride in Fast & Furious 11.
When 'The Fast and Furious' was released way back in 2001, no one could have predicted it would spawn eight sequels, a spin-off movie, and become one of the highest-grossing Hollywood franchises of all time. With Fast & Furious 9 speeding into theaters next May, the franchise is showing no signs of slowing down. But we now know when Fast & Furious will reach the end of the road.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Fast & Furious will conclude after two more main movies. We already knew Fast & Furious 10 was in the pipeline, but Vin Diesel has previously hinted the story will be so big that it could be split into two parts. Justin Lin, who directed 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift', 'Fast & Furious', 'Fast Five,' 'Fast & Furious 6', and 'Fast & Furious 9,' will reportedly be in the director's chair for Fast & Furious 10 and 11.
The final two films will allegedly be produced by Vin Diesel through his One Race Films company. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang and Jordana Brewster are expected to reprise their roles, but one question remains: will Dwayne Johnson return for the franchise's finale following his feud with Vin Diesel?
While the central story will wrap up in Fast & Furious 11, this doesn't mean the franchise will end for good. The film's first spin-off, 'Hobbs & Shaw' grossed $759 million worldwide, so Universal Studios will want to continue expanding the Fast & Furious cinematic universe as long as it keeps printing money.
A Hobbs & Shaw sequel and female-focused spin-off movie are already in development, and the animated Spy Racers show recently started its second season on Netflix. Before Fast 9 was delayed until 2021, Fast 10 was scheduled to roar into theaters on April 2, 2021, but a new release date has not been announced.
Considering that Fast & Furious 9 will reportedly blast off into space, we're curious to see how the tenth and eleventh films will up the ante. But whether you love or hate Fast & Furious, the films have always featured cool cars for gearheads. We're looking forward to seeing the new Toyota GR Supra, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and a widebody version of Dom's Dodge Charger in action on the big screen when Fast & Furious 9 releases next year.