Michelle Rodriguez To Star In Fast & Furious Spin-Off: Letty

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There's still plenty of fuel left in the Fast & Furious tank.

Judging from the action-packed trailers, Fast & Furious 9 will feature some of the franchise's most insane stunts yet. In the two main trailers, we've seen a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat jump off a cliff and swing from a rope Tarzan-style on a broken bridge, a Toyota 86 get pushed through a building by a massive magnet, and a Pontiac Fierro rocket car blast off into space.

After Fast 9 speeds into theaters in June, there will be two more mainline movies in the Fast & Furious franchise. Since each movie always has to outdo the last, the stunts are somehow going to get even crazier. This will not be the end of the road for the franchise, however, because there's still plenty of fuel left in the Fast & Furious tank.

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Fast & Furious is one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time, so Universal isn't going to apply the brakes any time soon. Released in 2019, 'Hobbs & Shaw' starring Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson was the first Fast & Furious spin-off film, but it won't be the last. Vin Diesel has already confirmed a female-focused spin-off film is coming, and now Giant Freakin Robot has confirmed it will star Michelle Rodriguez's character Letty.

According to the publication's sources, the film will simply be called 'Letty.' Vin Diesel will produce the film and the script is being written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer (The Kingkiller Chronicle).

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No plot details have been revealed, so it remains to be seen if it will tell Letty's origin story or take place in the film's current timeline. Not that the timeline can get any more convoluted: 'Tokyo Drift' came out in 2006 and is the third film in the franchise, but narratively it takes place after the fourth, fifth, and sixth films.

It also isn't known if Rodriguez will team up with her female co-stars Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel, but the film's title implies this will be a solo Letty film. Rodriguez may not have appeared in every Fast & Furious film, but she is one of the original members of the Fast family so it makes sense for her to star in her own spin-off. Coincidentally, a 'Mad Max Fury Road' prequel film focusing on Furiosa, the main female lead in 'Fury Road,' is also about to start production.

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Source Credits: Giant Freakin Robot

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