Universal is looking to spin off it's Fast & Furious franchise with an all-female cast according to franchise star Vin DIesel.
“I started developing the female spinoff…in 2017 with other spinoffs, and the sooner I deliver the finale, the sooner I can launch all the spinoffs,” he told reported Marc Malkin while on the red carpet this past Saturday at the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) Block Party.
While “Fast X” was initially the first of a two-part ending, but in an interview on May 12 at the Rome premiere, he revealed that Fast X may be spread out into a trilogy. “Look how many characters and great talent there is in the movie,” Diesel said of the possible 12th film. “There was no way I can pull that off unless I had everyone on for five seconds. These characters are appealing and we need to see more of them.”
“Fast X” features the shocking returns from Gisele (Gal Gadot) and Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). Diesel admits it wasn’t easy keeping the cameos a secret. “I’m so excited to have them back home and even more excited to see fan reactions and to see how happy it makes people.”
Earlier on the carpet, “Fast X” co-star Michelle Rodriguez revealed that Gadot had shot cameos for earlier films, but they didn’t make the final cut.
“We have shot other things a long time ago that might not have fit that specific movie as a finale,” Diesel confirmed. “Doing tags is a very tricky thing because you want your great talent but at the same time you have to be very careful to maintain the emotional state of your audience at the end of the movie. So that’s what you’re juggling.”
Personally speaking, the film needs to stay as a two-parter. Even though Fast X slightly redeemed itself after the terrible ninth film, I do feel the film is way too bloated with so many characters. Characters who should be dead turn up alive, and people who started out as enemies eventually become part of the family.
I will say I enjoyed Hobbs & Shaw, and if you paid close attention to Fast X it felt like they were setting up the film as a backdoor pilot for future franchises. I would definitely love to see one with an all-female cast (I'm still waiting for that all-female Expendables that never came to be),especially after Michelle Rodriguez threatened to quit the francise if they didn't hire a female writer to beef up her character.
Should the franchise get the green light, I'd love to see Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Brie Larson and Gal Gadot now that it was revealed at the end of the film that her character Giselle is actually alive.