The sixth and seventh installments of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise are to be penned back-to-back. Vin Diesel, star and producer of the guilty pleasure franchise, confirmed the news when he recently talked to THR, explaining the reason why a seventh film would be necessary:
“With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space. We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages,” Diesel explained. “The studio said, ‘You can’t fit all that story in one damn movie!’”
‘Fast Five’ saw the franchise transition from the genre of car-racing drama to action-adventure heist, while garnering the best reviews in the franchise’s history, grossing a jaw dropping $626 million worldwide. What is currently unknown is whether the new movies would be two-parters or two standalone movies with interlinking arcs.