Vin Diesel confirms female-led Fast & Furious spin-off in the works
It will be launched after the main Fast & Furious saga runs its course with Fast X: Part 2.
Vin Diesel has confirmed a female-led Fast and Furious spin-off is in development and will be launched after the franchise's "finale".
Speaking to Variety at Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project Block Party on Saturday (May 20), Diesel said, "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.
Fast X, which was released earlier this month, is the 10th and latest movie in the series and is one half of a two-part finale, but Diesel admitted "it’s bittersweet to think of a finale".
Diesel recently claimed during the movie's Rome premiere that the studio was keen to turning the final duology into a trilogy. Louis Leterrier will be helming Fast X: Part 2, which is due out 2025.
This isn't the first time that the idea of a women-led Fast & Furious offshoot has been floated.
In October, Universal Pictures chief Donna Langley told Business Insider: "We have so many great and amazing female characters in our franchise and now there's the new addition of Brie Larson to add to this incredible roster. I would love to see us do a female Fast."
Several Fast and Furious cast members have previously backed a female spin-off, with stars such as Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel and Dame Helen Mirren all featuring in the long-running series.
During a SiriusXM Town Hall to promote the release of F9, Brewster — who first appeared as Mia Toretto in the original 2001 film — said: "That would be awesome. I've heard these rumours. I think that would be incredible. Think about all the people we could bring back, right? We could bring back Eva Mendes, who'd be incredible to work with.
"It would be really, really cool. So, I can't speak to the discussions, but I think it would be awesome. So, fingers crossed."
Last year, Emmanuel told Digital Spy: "I want a girl spin-off.
"We find a way to bring everybody back, and we make a badass girl Fast movie. I'm so here for that. That's the Fast spin-off that I want, that I demand!"
The Fast & Furious saga has previously spawned 2019's Hobbs & Shaw, which has Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their characters, DSS Agent Luke Hobbs and villain-turned-anti-hero Deckard Shaw, respectively.
Fast X is now in cinemas. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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