According to Vin Diesel.
When the first Fast & Furious film was released way back in 2001, no one could have predicted it would become one of the biggest blockbuster action movie franchises of all time. Fast forward nearly 20 years, and the franchise is showing no signs of slowing down and continues to print money.
To date, eight main films have been released, and the first spinoff film, Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is racing into cinemas this summer. Fast & Furious 9 and 10 are already in the pipeline, releasing in 2020 and 2021 respectively after being delayed. Now, Vin Diesel has confirmed there will be two more Fast & Furious spinoffs. Move over, Marvel?
On Instagram, Diesel teased that one of the new films will be a female-driven spin-off after Michelle Rodriguez threatened to quit the franchise due to the lack of female representation in the films.
He also announced that Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet have joined the writing team for the project. This is a big deal because the team has writing credits for numerous Marvel movies. Perlman, for example, wrote the first Guardians Of The Galaxy, while Robertson-Dworet worked on the script for the upcoming Captain Marvel film.
"As you know, there are three new spin offs that we have promised Universal... well this week we heard a pitch for the Fast female protagonist driven spinoff I created in 2017, and you can tell by the smile on Samantha's face it was VERY exciting," Diesel wrote on Instagram. "Shout out to Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Welcome to the Fast FAMILY...”
No other details were shared, but it seems likely that Michelle Rodriguez will reprise her role as Dominic Toretto’s love interest Letty, who could star as the film's main protagonist. If so, she would no doubt be at the center of the film's automotive action and racing scenes. Other returning female characters could include Mia played by Jordana Brewster, who was absent in Fate of the Furious, Gisele played by Gal Gadot, who hasn’t been seen since Fast & Furious 6, and Ramsey played by Nathalie Emmanuel, a supporting character who featured in Furious 7 and Fate of the Furious.