Two More FAST & FURIOUS Films? How About Three More? How About A Billion More?

Why the heck not?

Devin recently reported on Universal's plan to get Justin Lin back on the Fast and Furious franchise to direct two films back to back, the idea being that these would finally conclude the amazing series. That seemed like a good and logical thing.

But that’s not always how things work out, especially when those things make serious money for movie studios. THR has a big roundtable interview going right now with studio executives, and in that discussion Universal chairman Donna Langley put forth a slightly more ambitious future for the series:

We think there’s at least three more. [...] I think it’s still a growing franchise. We’ll see what happens with Furious 7, obviously, but our box office has grown over the past three or four films and internationally, in particular. So we think that there’s more to mine there. But we’re of course very mindful about fatigue.

So maybe instead of two more, there will be three. Maybe instead of three more, there will be four. Who knows? If the films are successful and Vin Diesel keeps needing to eat, these could keep going forever. Langley claims to care about audience fatigue, but we might be far enough along with this series to see it as a God given right. If I don’t get to see Dom and his crew plotting schemes in an old folks home, what exactly does America even represent anymore?

It should be noted that this is just an executive talking at a roundtable. It’s not an official announcement. But it does indicate that the Fast and Furious franchise is definitely in flux and open to whatever, which for now is fine with me.

(via /Film)