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What you need to know about Fast and Furious 9 & 10 (Release date)

Fast and Furious 9 and 10 cast, plot, cars, release date and everything you need to know

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  • Fast and furious 9 and 10 won't be out this year
  • It'll be released worldwide on April 20, 2020
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Vin Diesel
Anyone who thought Fast & Furious 7's billion-surpassing success was a fluke was proven wrong when its follow-upThe Fate of the Furious also hit that same mighty milestone earlier this year.
A ninth movie is definitely on the way, but what do we know so far about Vin Diesel's latest instalment of the world's most popular pure action franchise?

Fast & Furious 9 release date: When is it coming out?

Fast and Furious 6
Originally slated for April 2019, the currently untitled ninth film wasrecently pushed back a full year and will now be released worldwide onApril 20, 2020, which frankly feels like forever away right now.
"I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9release date was pushed," Vin Diesel wrote on Instagram. "But it would be unfair to say it is anyone's fault.
"Like any vehicle that has run around the globe eight times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that."
A 10th and final movie is planned to follow – originally set for a 2021 release when the ninth film was due in 2019, Fast X (as it'll surely be called) is yet to be rescheduled.

Fast & Furious 9 cast: Who's coming back?

Furious 8 poster
There hasn't been any confirmation as to who is returning to the franchise, but it's safe to assume that at least Vin Diesel (Dom), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (Tej) will be back.
After missing out on the last film,Jordana Brewster has also been confirmed to return as Dom's sister Mia. It'll be interesting to see how she's weaved back into the storyline, since Mia was last seen retiring for a quieter life with Brian (played by the late Paul Walker).
With a further appearance by Brian apparently off the table, how will Mia factor in?
Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster in Fast & Furious 7
Dwayne Johnson's future is up in the air, following his on-set spat with Diesel during the filming of the last movie. (The two never actually shot together on The Fate of the Furious.)
Not only that, but Johnson's character Hobbs appeared to have "retired" at the end of the film. (More on that below.)
Tyrese Gibson (Roman) is a strong possibility, though Gibson did previously vow never to work with Johnson again after the pair began feuding. (See below for all the details of their beef.)
There's also the chance of returns for Jason Statham (Deckard), Helen Mirren (Magdalene), Luke Evans (Owen), Lucas Black (Sean), Nathalie Emmanuel (Ramsey), Kurt Russell (Mr Nobody) and Scott Eastwood (Eric).
Charlize Theron (Cipher) isn't sure about her future in the franchise, but it sounds like she's up for more.

Is Michelle Rodriguez returning?

Michelle Rodriguez, Lettie, Fast 8
Franchise veteran Michelle Rodriguez said in July 2017 that she could consider quitting the franchise if it does not give its female stars more "love".
Rodriguez called for the franchise to do better by its female characters in the ninth movie, posting her message onInstagram:
Vin Diesel later showed his support, posting on Instagram that he was "proud" of the franchise's saga, but added: "We must try to reach higher each time. The challenge is what makes it fun and exciting.
"Its also why this saga has reached the level that it has... you have been the best fans in film history and we are forever grateful..."
The caption accompanied a video where Rodriguez called Diesel a long-time supporter of strong women, and said her comments were not aimed at him:
Ultimately, Rodriguez seems pretty confident that Diesel will convince her to come back. Hopefully, not before the filmmakers promise to do better by its female characters.

Will there be a Hobbs / Shaw spinoff?

Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson
There's a chance that Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs and Jason Statham's Shaw won't be returning for the ninth movie. But that's only because they'll be getting their own spin-off after stealing the show last time around. (Plus, Vin and Dwayne can't seem to stand each other these days.)
Johnson has teased "the greatest fight in the history of movies"between him and Statham, with both said to be reuniting with screenwriter Chris Morgan for a spin-off while Universal works on ideas for the series' next official sequel.
In an Instagram post, Dwayne thanked fans of the franchise for supporting its latest instalment, as well as the cast and crew – including "a very very special shout out" to Jason.
In July 2017, Dwayne reaffirmed the plans, posting that he is currently "Cookin' up some cool/fun stuff for Hobbs & Shaw. Stay tuned."
Official confirmation followed in October that year. "Daddy's gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs," John wrote on Instagram. "Pumped to expand and build out the Fast & Furiousuniverse in a cool, exciting way."
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has officially signed on for the spin-off, provisionally titled Hobbs & Shaw, which has a planned release date of July 26, 2019.
In an interview with Fandango, David Leitch talked about his approach to the film and gave fans an indication of what to expect when it finally hits cinemas next year.
Jason Statham - Fast & Furious 8 - Writer defends twist
"I think what attracted me to that franchise is they really want to do something different. They understood that I wanted to sort of evolve their world, outside of theFast world, and give it its own imprint... you're evolving, but you're still being true to the DNA and the core of the characters that people love.
"I love that challenge, and doing it with Dwayne and Jason is like a dream. Those guys are hardworking, talented actors."
Idris Elba poses at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin in February 2018
The film is lining up new castmembers including The Crown's Vanessa Kirby as Shaw's long-lost sister and Idris Elba as the movie's unnamed villain.
Hobbes & Shaw will feature a"more grounded" tone AND a spy vibe. Not sure how that will work, but we can't wait to find out.

Who will direct and write?

Diesel announced in October 2017 that Justin Lin, who directed the popular franchise's third, fourth, fifth and sixth instalments (before passing over to James Wan and F Gary Gray for the most recent films) would be back in the driver's seat.
As for a scriptwriter, the smart money is on Chris Morgan to return for his seventh Fast flick.

Could Han return?

Han Fast and Furious
Technically, Sung Kang's Han has been dead since Tokyo Drift, and we've sadly not seen him since 6's conclusion. But could he make a sensational return from the dead?
Fans thought it was a bit off that Deckard killed Han, and yet by the end of The Fate of the Furious he was enjoying a BBQ with Dom and fam, with zero mention of their fallen comrade. But is there a reason for this?
In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, writer Chris Morgan teased: "Justice for Han? I think you'll learn a lot more about it, and I don't know if that hashtag will be the appropriate one to put on it down the road. But I can tell you this: We will definitely be talking more about Han."
Jason Statham also gave his view, saying: "That whole episode has not fully detailed exactly what happened. I'm not going to say anything more than that! But [Chris Morgan] likes to annoy the fans and please the fans and get all these angry protests. So, more to come."

Will Helen Mirren return?

Helen Mirren in Fast & Furious 8
Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she wants to return to the Fast and Furious franchise... on one condition. The acting legend revealed she would be well up for reprising her role as Magdelene Shaw in the high-intensity action franchise, just so long as she's allowed to drive this time.
"I'd love to come back. But, guys, I want to drive next time," Mirren told Entertainment Weekly.
During the interview, she also explained how and why she felt her role added a little something to the blockbuster franchise. "They very kindly wrote me in and that was really sweet of them and I love those guys, they're fantastic," she added.
"I think [the idea of family is] one of the reasons they're popular films, because that is the one element that everybody all over the world can identify with simply, easily, and directly, so it's great to see this other level being brought in with the different generations of the family, the fact that family actually goes on through many generations over long periods of time.
"I thought that that was a nice thing to introduce into the storyline."

Could the movie head into space?

Fast and Furious, Space, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel
Sounds ridiculous, right? But... yeah, maybe.
Fast & Furious 8 director F Gary Gray wasasked about the possibility of that happening.
"Outer space? Listen, I wouldn't rule anything out with this franchise," he told ScreenRant. "When I read 'submarine' [in Fast & Furious 8], I'm like, 'OK, anything's possible'.
"You never know. I haven't read 'Dom on Mars' yet, but again, you just never know."

Are Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson feuding now?

Last year, we had Dwayne falling out with Vin, and now it might by Tyrese's turn to take on The Rock.
Tyrese – aka Roman Pearce – is apparently angry that Dwayne Johnson will be branching off from the mainFast and Furious series for a spin-off with Jason Statham.
Tyrese took his displeasure public by posting a warning against The Rock's Instagram timeline for his 93.5 million followers to see.
Replying to a photo of The Rock reviewing a movie contract, Tyrese vented: "If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter.
"I don't wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I'm on your timeline cause you're not responding to my texts messages. #FastFamily is just that a family……We don't fly solo."
Days later, he added: "I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can't let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date."
Less than a month later and, with Fast 9 pushed to 2010, Tyrese was back at it: "Congratulations to The Rock... for making the Fast and the Furiousfranchise about YOU," he posted to Instagram. "Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily, right?'s about #TeamDewayne #3yrs - will it be worth the wait?"
Gibson would even later claim that he and Ludacris had turned down a spin-off of their own, in order to stay loyal to the Fast family. *side eye*
Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson arrive at the premiere of 'Furious 7
Speaking to TMZ, Tyrese later insisted that he was not "hating on Dwayne" but called his co-star "selfish" for proceeding with the spin-off and later insisted he wouldn't be part of a ninthFast film if Johnson was also involved.
His self-proclaimed "last" post on the subject was rather less hostile, with Gibson appearing to have found some peace after speaking with one of The Rock's "associates". So maybe there's hope for a reconciliation yet?
For his part, Johnson finally broke his silence on the 'feud' in December 2017. "At the end of the day, the only thing I want to do is make a great movie for the fans," he said. "I never ever get wrapped up in the sludge of the bullshit that can be connected at times to a franchise.
"So I never get dragged into it. I never respond to any of that."

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