Five films later and I am beginning to wonder whether there could possibly be any more ideas for another The Fast and the Furious film. I went to the cinema to watch the most recent film, Fast Five, and was seriously disappointed with the outcome. I thought to myself that this must be the end for the franchise, but no — recently Vin Diesel announced the possibility of two more films.
Diesel has said that the franchise could reach seven films, as script writers are writing to produce two sequels to Fast Five. Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson are raking it in after the last film made £391 million in cinemas globally earlier on this year, despite the disappointing and somewhat repetitive storyline.
Director Justin Lin had hinted at the possibility of a sixth film, and this rumour was confirmed when Diesel spoke to The Hollywood Reporter stating that, due to the success of the last film and the broadening of scope, he did not feel they could not fit everything in to one last film, so instead they are going to write two more films to ensure good quality.
It seems people are still venturing out to see the films, but is seven films somewhat excessive? Harry Potter had eight films and was extremely successful, but it did have a set of books to back it up. Can The Fast and the Furious remain as popular, or is it time to call it a day?
Fast Five is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures.