This is a question for you slightly older readers: remember when The Fast and The Furious was nothing more than a cheesy, fun, entertaining and innocent movie about ragtop street racers? Yeah, I remember those days too. In fact, here’s something you may not know yet; the first movie was almost called “Redline”, and the production crew had so little hope for the movie taking off, the movie was never intended to have a sequel. The rest is history. If you watch the first movie and the latest, The Fate of the Furious, back-to-back, you can see how this series has transformed. It may be unrealistic, insanely OTT and just a money-making machine at this point, but people all around the world still keep coming back every couple of years to watch these movies, causing them to break box office records in the process.
Behind the scenes of the latest flick where Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto runs with Charlize Theron’s villain character, a hacker who goes by the alias “Cipher”, Vin Diesel had quite a bit of beef with co-star Dwayne The Rock Johnson. According to Men’s Health, the 49-year-old actor, whose real name is Mark Sinclair, had beef with the 44-year-old wrestler due to “real-estate”. In movie lingo, this basically means how much screen time each actor gets. At first, The Rock was a little bit upset that his role wasn’t as prominent as in the previous movies, but he was forced to agree that Vin Diesel has really been a vehicle (pardon the pun) for this franchise.
However, the beef has been resolved and since the release of the eighth movie on April 14, 2017, The Rock and Vin Diesel are back on good terms and even though it’s 4 days since Fate launched as I’m writing this, these two macho men have already confirmed that they will be indeed starring in the next instalment of the series, due in 2019.
The question is, will we finally see Vin Diesel’s Dodge Charger take off into space? I mean, we’ve already seen it with a jet turbine and an electro-magnetic pulse strapped on the back, it’s the next logical step.
Fate has received an average score of 7.5/10 on IMDB, and as well as Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham reprising their roles as Ramsay, Mr. Nobody and Deckard Shaw respectively, Luke Evans returns from Furious 6 as Deckard’s brother Owen, and Mr. Nobody’s assistant, referred to as Little Nobody made his debut in the Fast Family, as portrayed by Scott Eastwood.
Considering the positive reviews Fate got, and all the insane stunts that were in the movie (you have to see the cars they drove at the end to understand) I can’t wait to see what kind of OTT stuff they’re planning for the ninth movie. Let the waiting begin!