- “Fast and Furious” franchise star Vin Diesel announced on Instagram that a women-led spin-off movie is in the works at Universal Pictures.
- Diesel revealed the writers for the movie: Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Lindsey Beer “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser”), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Captain Marvel”).
- The first “Fast and Furious” spin-off, “Hobbs and Shaw,” comes to theatres this summer.
After eight movies and billions of dollars at the box office, the “Fast and Furious” franchise is getting some spin-offs.
A female-centric spin-off movie is in the works at Universal Pictures, franchise star Vin Diesel said on Instagram on Wednesday.
“As you know, there are three new spin offs that We have promised Universal…,” Diesel wrote in the post. “Well this week we heard a pitch for the Fast female protagonist driven spinoff I created in 2017, and you can tell by the smile on Samantha’s face it was VERY exciting. Shout out to Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Welcome to the Fast FAMILY…”
Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Beer (Netflix’s “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser”), and Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider,” “Captain Marvel”) will write the movie.
The first “Fast and Furious” spin-off, “Hobbs and Shaw,” hits theatres August 2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham are reprising their roles of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively. Idris Elba will also star as the villainous Brixton.
A ninth “Fast and Furious” movie is also expected to drop in 2020 after being pushed back from its original 2019 release. In October 2017, franchise co-star Tyrese Gibson blamed Johnson for the movie’s delay in a Facebook post. But in July, he expressed regret for making his negative feelings toward Johnson public.
Diesel and Johnson have also feuded after Johnson called out his male co-stars for acting unprofessionally in a 2016 Facebook post. Johnson suggested he still has ill-will toward Diesel in a Rolling Stone interview last year, and said he wasn’t sure if he’d return for the ninth “Fast and Furious” movie.
The last two movies in the franchise, “Furious 7” and “The Fate of the Furious,” made over $US1 billion worldwide.
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