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.