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Fast and Furious In Regards to Vin Diesel

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Even though Vin Diesel was one of the founding stars of the Fast and Furious Franchise, the franchise is starting to experiment with what it can do without the star. There is a spin-off in the works with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. There have been many reasons that are given for this spin-off. One reason that has been given is that they are waiting for the right director to come back so that he can be the one to film the last two. They are talking about Justin Lin of course. However, there is another director who has expressed interest in coming back to the Fast and Furious franchise. He is the director of the first ever Fast and Furious movie back in 2001, Rob Cohen. Both Justin Lin and Rob Cohen have one thing in common. They have both launched the franchise at different phases.

There is a new sub-franchise that is getting ready to be launched, and this is the team up of Hobbs and Shaw. While it is good for them to branch out, it could fail. After all, even the star power of Dwayne Johnson is not going to save the film if the story turns out to be lacking.

If it does turn out to be a success, then the Fast and Furious franchise has found a way to continue on even after the 10th movie where all of the principle characters retire. They may make appearances in the background depending on how the last film goes. After all, they will raise the stakes in the final film so it is likely some key characters are going to die.

Rob Cohen’s Desire to Direct the Last Fast & Furious Movie

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The Fast & Furious franchise has been going strong for almost 10 years. However, the franchise wasn’t always the popular franchise it has eventually become. As a matter of fact, at best it was hit and miss. The first movie, The Fast and the Furious, has gained enough of a profit to warrant a second film 2 Fast 2 Furious. The second one wasn’t quite as well received as the first one. Also, fans were wondering about Vin Diesel’s character since he was not in the second film, likely because of Vin Diese’s commitments to other projects. The third film, Tokyo Drift has pretty much put the franchise on a four year hiatus.


The franchise has eventually gotten back on its feet slowly with the success of Fast & Furious and Fast Five. This has shown the potential of the franchise. This has also marked the return of Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel to their status of action stars. One of the interesting things about the franchise is that Vin Diesel has solidified himself with this franchise even though he was showing promise with Pitch Black. However, there is one player that is hoping to return to the franchise and probably solidify himself in his career.


The one player that wants to return is Rob Cohen. He has expressed interest in returning to the director’s chair for the last film in the Fast & Furious series. It would actually be quite neat for the director to book end the series seeing that he was the first director of this franchise. This would be a way of taking the franchise full circle as well. As of right now, Justin Lin is set to direct both Fast & Furious 9 and 10.