Vin Diesel Says 'Fast & Furious' Spinoffs Are Coming But Not Until The Main Film Series Wraps Up

As expected, “Fast X” was released on Friday and debuted at #1 pretty much all over the world. It’s clear, even after 10 main films and one spinoff, Vin Diesel’s action franchise is still beloved by fans. And while we still have one (or two) more main ‘Fast’ films in the future, it definitely appears that the franchise will be going on long after the primary story reaches its conclusion.

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Speaking to Variety, Vin Diesel talked about the future of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, particularly when it comes to the much-discussed spinoffs that have been in development. For context, we’ve seen reports of various spinoffs for years now. The only one to see release has been ‘Hobbs & Shaw,’ but there have been discussions about many others, including an all-female ‘Fast’ film led by Michelle Rodriguez. Well, according to Diesel, who is also a producer on the franchise, the spinoffs are still coming, but not until after his story is told.

“I started developing the female spinoff…in 2017 with other spinoffs, and the sooner I deliver the finale, the sooner I can launch all the spinoffs,” said Diesel.

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But wait, you might wonder, isn’t “Fast X” the finale of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise? Oh, silly reader! Not only is “Fast X” not the finale (though it is being marketed as such), it’s just part one of what is being discussed as a three-part ending. Officially, it’s been announced as two parts, but Diesel also recently said Universal is hoping to extend the finale by one more film, making it a trilogy to end the long-running action film series. And that’s echoed in Diesel’s other new comments about trying to cram so much in the end of this franchise. He said it was too much trouble to try to end everyone’s storyline in just one film. It requires multiple.

“It’s bittersweet to think of a finale,” Diesel said. “Look how many characters and great talent there is in the movie. There was no way I can pull that off unless I had everyone on for five seconds. These characters are appealing and we need to see more of them.”

So, not only are we getting Vin Diesel-led ‘Fast’ films for the foreseeable future (part of a never-ending finale), but we aren’t going to get any spinoffs until that story is finished. If you’re sitting around and waiting to see some of these other characters get their own spotlight, you’ll be waiting around for a while.