Hollywood is known for creating blockbuster franchises like Marvel and DC and fantasy series like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Now, they’ve struck gold with fast cars with the Fast and Furious, adding high-octane action to the mix. Starting as a normal action-adventure film The Fast and Furious, the movie just blew up into a saga with more than ten films, becoming one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood. Despite its all-success ventures, there hasn’t been any reliability; sometimes the movies hit the mark, but not every time.

Vin Diesel rejects the The Fast & Furious sequel and prefers the original classic.

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Vin Diesel

Actor Vin Diesel is an integral part of The Fast and Furious franchise, as is Dominic Toretto, even from the successful inaugural film, 2001’s Fast and Furious.  It’s hard to imagine the movie without his face and presence. However, after scripting a whole bunch of adventures, the actor’s absence in the subsequent sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, is noteworthy because the actor doesn’t want to make a sequel. After grossing $1 billion, Diesel intended to maintain the status of his initial film as an enduring cult classic.  In an interview with Access Hollywood, the actor denied the relevance of picturing a sequel.

“No, you can’t do the sequel to Fast; that wouldn’t be a classic like Rebel without cars.  If you go to a ’90s movie in Hollywood, they didn’t know how to sequelize the films; the only one that came out perfectly was Godfather 2. Other than that, the rest of them sucked. Without you having to put in much effort, there is no point in sequelizing it”. 

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In the 2021 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Diesel also explained that he “ironically” asked Universal not to make 2 Fast 2 Furious because he felt that it would lose its classic component. Diesel didn’t want to ruin the uniqueness of the first film, inspired by the 1998 Vibe article about Dominican street racer Racer X. Diesel was also offered millions to return to the franchise; regardless, Universal Studio went on to make two more Fast and Furious films without Dominic Toretto. The actor continued, 

“After I made the first one, I remember being in a room full of big CEOs and the people who owned the franchise,” he continued. “We were at a dinner in London celebrating the film’s success. One of the guys said to me, ‘We have to do this again.’ I remember telling everyone at the table, ‘You can’t do this again. You can’t touch it. You have to leave it alone.'”

2 Fast, 2 Furious was successful worldwide, earning over $236 million worldwide. Finally, after Tokyo Drift, the actor continued to reprise the role of the patriarch, Dominic Toretto, a position that wasn’t initially intended for him.

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 Fast X’s success confirms a sequel coming in 2025

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Fast X

With the recent installment of Fast X to the franchise, it is understandable that there will be a sequel to the movie. With its recent release, the movie has grossed over $600 million worldwide, it has become one of 2023’s most successful movies.  Vin Diesel once surprised the fans by hinting that the latest Fast X movie is just the start of a trilogy before its premiere. Before that, people thought that there would be one more movie after Fast X.

But the director, Louse Leterrier, recently said that Diesel was sharing his hopes, but that was not what was actually planned, he told Games Radar+. Due to the ongoing Hollywood strike, production work on the upcoming sequel is on pause. According to Collider’s Steve Weintraub, Vin Diesel himself announced it at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, that part of the final saga story that will arrive in cinemas in 2025.

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