Fast Five was probably THE biggest surprise this summer, and the ending of the film - the during-the-credits easter egg - was a huge audience moment that hinted at some wild places the next film could go. Todd Gilchrist from Box Office Magazine talked with director Justin Lin about following the fifth film up, and the direcor revealed he already has the sixth movie’s finale set up and worked out.
I already have a 12-minute sequence done. I did it just as an exercise. I had it done before we were finished with Fast Five, actually. So I wanted to do that just to have it there and to be honest with you, I didn’t know if I was going to do a Fast Six. I didn’t know if people were going to embrace Fast Five and we were going to have an opportunity. But I felt like I really wanted to make sure that the last scene, which I had talked to Vin about countless times—I wanted to make sure that was done. So actually I boarded it, I pre-vised it, and I cut it. So it’s funny, when we were in Atlanta shooting it, I already had the end sequence to Fast Six done. And that was what I wanted to work towards.
He’s gone to writer Chris Morgan about how to build the next film to that ending, and from the way he’s talking - about Fast & Furious and Fast Five being the first 2/3rds of a trilogy - I bet it’s an ending that wraps things up. Maybe it’ll be an ending that brings us to Tokyo Drift; did you know the last two Fast and Furious films have been prequels to that movie?