The main franchise is expected to run for two more films, with Fate kicking off what star Vin Diesel has described as a new trilogy.
And that's exactly what Universal plans to do with The Rock and Jason Statham.
"Fast and Furious" is expanding its universe. After all the destruction, mayhem, and high-flying stunts found in the latest installment, "The Fate of the Furious", there's not only more of that coming, but a spin-off series, too.
Johnson's character, U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs, will team up with Statham's terrorist-turned-vigilante Deckard Shaw as they are forced to trust one another when they're targeted by the same enemy, the outlet reports.
With Fast and Furious 8 now trail-blazing its way to box office brilliance the world over, the pair have been captivating audiences with their quick-quipping, musclebound characters, Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs.
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Although both fights are seemingly on the horizon, the matchup with Jones in particular is nearly certainly the front-runner. Why would I go into another sport that is the same thing as this and you take all this impact and stuff?" He won the fight.
While Theron just made her debut in Fate of the Furious, Statham has been around since No. 6 came in 2013, and The Rock has been cruising with the franchise since Fast Five. My answer was to phase Dom out entirely, but it appears Universal may be going a different direction by just giving Hobbs and Dom their own franchise. According to a few insider sources, the scene involved Johnson and Statham and was filmed without Diesel's knowledge.
The Fate of the Furious is opening in 4,311 theaters nationwide, making it the widest opening for a non-summer release ever.
Last weekend, Fate of the Furious released to a insane big opening weekend (it beat out Star Wars: The Force Awakens!).
"That would mean we would need to have two scripts finished, which we have enough of a hard time getting one script ready in time", Mortiz told Collider. However, Johnson later conceded defeat by acknowledging that Diesel was the star of the film as his name was the first on the call sheet. (Universal Pictures via AP) This image released by Warner Bros.