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Fast & Furious: Vin Diesel Was Not the First Choice to Play Dominic Toretto  

Fast & Furious 9 is coming in May and it will bring Vin Diesel back as the Alpha of the franchise. It’s quite funny that he is the only guy in this world who takes this franchise so seriously. That’s because the Fast saga is actually what turned him into the big action movie star that he is now. We have to give Diesel credit for what he has done. 2 Fast 2 Furious was quite nice but it still missed the Vin Diesel factor. And now if you get to know that Vin Diesel wasn’t even the first choice to play Dominic Toretto, it would definitely feel kinda odd.

The start of Vin Diesel’s career was quite tough. He only had a cameo in Saving Private Ryan. Then Pitch Black was the role where Diesel actually got his start as an action movie star. After that he starred in The Fast & The Furious & XXX. After XXX, all the films that Diesel starred in were mediocre action films (The Chronicles of Riddick, Babylon AD) or family movies (The Pacifier). His career restarted with Fast & Furious as he returned in the fourth edition and took Dominic Toretto to new heights. By the time we reached Fast Five, we saw Dom evolve from someone who stole VCRs to someone who made the heist of a $100 Million possible.

Vin Diesel Not First Choice Dominic Toretto

He led a family which just kept reuniting and growing bigger and bigger. Now, Dom himself is a father to little Brian. He is a complete family man. But still he far from done. Vin Diesel has actually stated that Fast 10 could be split into 2 parts. So basically there are 3 more films left in the fast saga and we’re so not done with Dominic Toretto. Now rewind the last 2 decades and imagine if it wasn’t Vin Diesel leading things from the front. The Fast Saga probably wouldn’t have been as big as it is right now.

The guy who was originally supposed to be the lead for this franchise is Timothy Olyphant. The studios wanted Olyphant so badly that the movie written by Gary Scott Thompson would’ve been greenlit instantly if the actor had signed on. Just prior to the development of The Fast and the Furious, Olyphant had starred in another car film – Gone in 60 Seconds. Olyphant denied the role of Dominic Toretto and Vin Diesel finally got the opportunity to do what he could do best, i.e. being a bald super driver whose head is harder than the Rock and growls are better than Batman. Without Vin Diesel’s mumble growls, the franchise wouldn’t have had the same intensity that it does now.

Vin Diesel Not First Choice Dominic Toretto

Now we’re excited what Fast & Furious 9 will bring onto the plate. We’ve got the newcomer John Cena who hasn’t been seen for 9 long & fast films. Now we’d see him kick Vin Diesel’s ass to begin things and then Diesel would kick his ass and add Cena to his list of all the wrestlers that he has beaten in his films. It started with the Rock. Diesel took quite the beating from Johnson but he surely came out on top. In Riddick, Dave Bautista almost took him down, but Diesel ended up victorious. Jason Statham isn’t a wrestler but he can surely kick some ass. Diesel took him down too. Now John Cena is also in for a similar intense beat down. No offence to Timothy Olyphant but he couldn’t have done what Diesel has done to the franchise.

 

Fast 9 comes out on May 22, 2020 & Fast 10 will arrive on April 1, 2021. Here’s the official Synopsis of Fast & Furious 9:

“Summer 2020 is the time for F9, the ninth chapter in The Fast Saga that has endured for almost two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world. Directed by Justin Lin, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster, the film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Oscar®winner Charlize Theron and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. F9 is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Justin Lin, Clayton Townsend and Samantha Vincent.”

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Keanu Reeves is One Step Closer to Joining The Fast & Furious Family

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Keanu Reeves has had a major resurgence in his career in the last 3-4 years. 2019 has obviously been the biggest year for the hard-working Hollywood A-Lister. Apparently everyone wants to cast the guy in their movies. After John Wick Chapter 4, he is set to appear in the Matrix 4. There have been reports that WB wants him back as John Constantine, and everyone knows that Marvel consults with him about every other character they bring in. But the Studio that is very close to casting him is Universal. Apparently, Keanu Reeves is in talks to join the Fast & Furious family in one way or the other.

Keanu Reeves Joining The Fast & Furious

Earlier this year, we heard reports that Keanu Reeves was the first contender to be the big bad in Hobbs & Shaw. Don’t get confused, Idris Elba was always the main villain of the movie, but Reeves was rumored to play the director of Eteon who we only heard as a scrambled voice & never got to see the face of.

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Reeves confirmed that he was asked to play the role but he passed it on. He told Variety:

“I don’t know how that happened. I really honestly do not know how that happened… I’ve been contacted, but yeah, I have no idea how that part of the story happened.”

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Then after the release of Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson also talked about the role he spoke to Keanu about:

“And then what we also did at the end was we left the ominous voice faceless. So, for some time, I think you guys have heard the rumor that it was going to be a bit of a John Wick, all disguised. But then we left it there [with] a few people in mind. Originally, Keanu was the goal. We were talking, and it just didn’t feel right creatively. …He and I talked, and I totally got it. And it wound up being the best thing, so now we leave that open for the future.”

Keanu Reeves Joining The Fast & Furious

We can be sure that Reeves won’t be playing the director of Eteon in a Hobbs & Shaw sequel. That’s because Even though the voice we heard was scrambled, it’s still not the way that Keanu speaks at all. The second reason is that the director did seem to know who Hobbs was personally. So there’s a running theory which suggests that the Director of Eteon could actually be Hobbs’ father. And, Keanu in no way, shape or form would work as the father of Dwayne Johnson.

Keanu Reeves Joining The Fast & Furious

But that doesn’t end Universal’s chase to bring Keanu Reeves into the Fast Franchise. Hobbs & Shaw writer Chris Morgan discussed his plans for Reeves in a recent interview of his. He said that Reeves is definitely in talks to join the franchise & it’s just a matter of deciding the right character and time:

“I sat down with [Reeves] and we’re talking about. I wanted him to be in the Fast universe for a very long time. We’re just trying to find… the hardest thing is always time and competing schedules and then designing the right thing together. My fervent desire is to bring him into this franchise for sure.”

Keanu Reeves Joining The Fast & Furious

Currently, Reeves is working on his next outing i.e. Bill & Ted 3. 2020 will have him occupied for John Wick 4 & Matrix 4. Fast 10 will also begin shooting in 2020, so if Reeves is to step into Fast 10, then he’d have to make time in 2020 itself. If that doesn’t happen, then we can be sure that Reeves will definitely not be a part of Fast 10. But he could still join the franchise as Hobbs & Shaw will likely be getting a sequel in 2022, and 2021 will be the year when it will begin production. So, perhaps that’s where Reeves steps in a bad-ass role. Let’s hope that he still isn’t the leader of Eteon.

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Fast & Furious – Vin Diesel & The Rock Resolve Their Feud. Hobbs Could Return

Fast & Furious Vin Diesel The Rock Resolve Feud Hobbs Return:

It’s just a great day in Hollywood as things just keep getting better and better. First of all, Spider-Man came back to the MCU, so congratulations to all the Spider-Man MCU fans. Secondly, the biggest fight of the decade has ended as Dwayne The Rock Johnson & Vin Diesel have officially ended their feud. Johnson’s Hobbs & Shaw became a massive worldwide success as it made $750 Million over the worldwide Box Office. Vin Diesel sent his support and now Dwayne has sent his regards.

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“I just want to say thank you guys so, so much. You have officially made Hobbs & Shaw not only a massive, global success — as we’ve just crossed $750 million dollars at the global box office — but also, you helped enable a build-out and an expansion of the Fast and Furious universe. The relentless effort to push this thing uphill to make it a big hit.”

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Well, he said this but he also said something that was the most important part of the clip:

“But also lastly, but not least. I want to thank brother Vin for your support of Hobbs & Shaw. As you know, and what a wild ride this is, and what a wild ride this has been, ten years ago when you and I spoke and you invited me into the Fast & Furious family. I’m grateful for that invite, and as you know, my goal was always — all these years — to come into the Fast & Furious world and help elevate the franchise in any way that I possibly could. If I could do that, then I’ve done my job. And now here we are ten years later, this massively successful build-out and expansion. We did it the right way, we did it the smart way, and again brother, I appreciate your support.”

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Last but not least, Johnson ended the video with – “And of course, all roads lead to one thing… I’ll be seeing you soon, Toretto.” This is exactly what we wanted to hear. Now we could only imagine that the Rock could make a quick little cameo in Fast 9, to set himself up for Fast 10.

Fast & Furious Vin Diesel The Rock Resolve Feud Hobbs Return

The beef between Vin & Dwayne was no secret. They could not get together on set during the shoot of The Fate of the Furious and The Rock has been pretty vocal about it ever since. Here’s what he told Rolling Stone about his fight back in 2018:

“Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.

Right now I’m concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be. I wish [Diesel] all the best and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”

Fast & Furious Vin Diesel The Rock Resolve Feud Hobbs Return

Even before this, he put out an Instagram post in 2016 calling someone among his co-stars a “candy ass.” Well, the fight between Diesel & Dwayne may be over, but it may still go on between Tyrese Gibson & The Rock. He referred to Gibson as a clown very recently upon the success of Hobbs & Shaw. So, it’ll be interesting to see how things go when Dwayne gets back on the set of Fast 9 or 10. Since Fast 9 may wrap up shooting soon, Hobbs might not be in the film at all. But we have got every reason to believe that he’d return for Fast 10.

The Justin Lin-directed Fast & Furious 9 will release on May 22, 2020. Followed by that will be Fast & Furious 10 on April 2, 2021.

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw Has a Few Plot Holes You Might Not Have Noticed

The latest edition in the Fast & Furious Franchise is the new spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as Hobbs & Shaw respectively. While the film was a ton of fun throughout, it did have certain plot points which did feel kinda senseless. The overall movie was pretty over bloated, but since we enjoyed the hell out of it, we’re ready to ignore the technical mistakes and plot holes in the movie and move on with the franchise in the way that it is.

Hobbs & Shaw Spoilers follow.

The timeline of the film was we’ve established suggests that the movie takes place in 2022. That means that it also takes place after the events of Fast 9 & probably even Fast 10. So, this new spin-off franchise that Universal has begun with The Rock and Jason Statham will continue after the main franchise is rested for good. But this timeline has perhaps created certain plot holes.

So far we’ve been assuming that every movie since Fast Five has been linear to the real time years. Fast 5 took place in 2011, 6 in 2013, 7 in 2015 and 8 in 2017. The upcoming two Fast & Furious films – 9 & 10 are coming out in 2020 & 2021 respectively. Furious 7 introduced us with Hobbs’ daughter who clearly was at least 9 years old. If that film takes place in 2015, and the Fate of the Furious takes place in 2017, so Hobbs’ daughter should be at least 11 years old then.

As mentioned above, Hobbs & Shaw takes place in 2022. That will make Hobbs’ daughter in 16 years old in the latest movie. But what this film does is that it not only replaces the actor who played (Eden Estrella by Eliana Sua), but it also tells us that Hobbs’ daughter is just 9 years old. So, there’s plot hole number 1.

Plot hole number 2 comes from Hattie and Deckard Shaw. The movie introduced us to a new member of the Shaw family played by Vanessa Kirby. It completely forgets about Brother Owen, but we’ll get to that a bit later. We’re shown a flashback of Hattie and Deckard from their childhood playing together. There doesn’t seem to be much of an age gap between the two since both of them are children running around together. But Vanessa Kirby is 31 years old and Jason Statham is 52 years old.

So, for the plot of the movie to make sense, Deckard Shaw will have to be around 35 years old and Hattie will have to be around 33. It is only then that the plot will make sense. But the internet is just not buying that at all.

The next weird thing that this movie does with its plot is that it doesn’t mention Deckard’s brother Owen anywhere. The last time we saw him, he was hanging out with Deckard on Cypher’s place in The Fate of the Furious. Considering that H&S takes place in 2022, what really happens to Owen? He is presumed to be alive but isn’t it a bit weird that Deckard’s mother Queenie doesn’t even talk about Owen at all when she tells Deck about his childhood?

There’s a line towards the very end of the movie where Deckard confronts Brixton saying that Brixton was the one who made Deck kill his own brother. Since Hobbs & Shaw logically takes place after Fast 10, with we get to see Deckard kill his own younger brother? Moreover, will we see how Queenie ended up in jail?

But because of the fact that Deckard hasn’t met Brixton in the last 8 years, how did Brixton make Deckard kill Owen after the events of The Fate of the Furious? Perhaps, Deckard did kill Owen and only really realized it by the end of Hobbs & Shaw that it was Brixton who made him do it. But if he did kill Owen, then doesn’t his whole arc in Furious 7 become kinda senseless?

So no, we’re not ready to believe the fact that Deckard killed Owen. The little Shaw could still be around somewhere and Deckard could be talking about killing Brixton himself. Remember that Deck did know Brixton and he did put a bullet through his head. So, perhaps he could be referring to killing Brixton in 2014. In the future, there could even be a flashback scene where Brixton, Deckard and Owen Shaw are all on screen together.

The timeline of the film makes a big jump and that’s probably why Hobbs never really calls upon Dominic Toretto to help him out against this world ending mission that involves a deadly virus. Dom and his family could have easily fixed the machine that got damaged in Hobbs & Shaw. But no, he goes back to his brother who he hasn’t talked to in 25 years. So, does the Fast Family die in the 10th installment? Yes, we do know that this is a spin-off about the Hobbs and the Shaw family, but the movie could have at least mentioned the main family of the franchise. Perhaps it was preventing spoilers for the next 2 films.

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez and Idris Elba. Here is the official synopsis:

“A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.”

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Hobbs & Shaw Takes Place After Fast & Furious 9 & Possibly Even 10

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw has created a lot of buzz over the last weekend. It is a film that ensures us of a ton of fun and is jam-packed with action. Sure the plot is outright over-bloated and kinda senseless if you think about it, but the movie still gives you a great outing throughout its run time. So, it’d be okay if we just for once ignore the plot and just have a great time. The movie has made, $180 Million worldwide over the last weekend. So, people really are having a good time. But, how does this spin-off relate to Fast & Furious 9 and the rest of the franchise?

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The title characters of this film are familiar as we’ve seen Luke Hobbs hanging out with the family for 4 films being a career lawman and Deckard Shaw was introduced as a British Black Ops assassin who was an antagonist in Furious 7 but turned into an anti-hero in 8. Being a spin-off set around Hobbs & Shaw, no other character from the franchise makes an appearance in this film. We don’t even get name drops of the family. But yes, the film does take place in the same continuity. Now the question that arises is, when does it take place?

Spoilers for Hobbs & Shaw follow.

It surely takes place after the events of The Fate of the Furious as we see both Hobbs & Shaw minding their own business, when the film starts. Hobbs tells Shaw on a plane that this will be the 4th time he’d be saving the world. Furious 6 was the first time, 7 – the 2nd and 8 – 3rd. But there is a point in this film which tells us the exact year in which this film takes place.

Upon the reunion of Brixton (Idris Elba) and Deckard Shaw, we get the exposition that Shaw actually put a bullet through Brixton’s head 8 years ago. And Brixton’s was marked as deceased in 2014. So, clearly, this film takes place in 2022. So far we’ve been assuming that every movie since Fast Five has been linear to the real-time years. Fast 5 took place in 2011, 6 in 2013, 7 in 2015 and 8 in 2017. The upcoming 2 Fast & Furious films – 9 & 10 are coming out in 2020 & 2021 respectively.

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Given how the plot of this movie enrolls, it does feel like it has been a while since The Fate of the Furious and Hobbs & Shaw. This film sets up a sequel which won’t be hitting the theatres before the next 2 Fast & Furious films, so it does seem like the movie is indeed set after Fast 9 & probably even Fast 10. That’s probably why the technology in this film seems much more advanced than what we saw in the the previous films.

Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he won’t be a part of FnF9, but he did say that we’d be seeing him in Fast 10. So perhaps there’s a reason why none of the Fast Family members show up in this film. Perhaps not Fast 9, but Fast 10 will tell us about why Hobbs doesn’t call in his brother Toretto, and what really happened to Shaw’s mother Queenie, and his brother Owen who surprisingly isn’t mentioned anywhere throughout the plot.

Hobbs & Shaw 2 would straight away begin from where this first movie left. The timeline will surely make sense since Hobbs and Shaw does indeed take place after Fast 10. But if Hobbs will be involved in the 10th installment which will surely be about saving the world again, then his line about saving the world 4 times in this movie would probably create a little plot hole. Also, there were a few potential plot holes in the film.

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez and Idris Elba. Here is the synopsis:

“A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.”

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10 Unknown Facts About Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw

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It was all so simple in 2001, when we watched a movie about two people, A street racer, Dominic Toretto and an undercover FBI agent Brian O’Connor, joining forces together to take down a group of unknown automobile hijackers. Now we have submarines, Airplanes, Jumping from a Plane in a car, Jumping from one of the tallest buildings in the worlds to another building inside a car and more science defying stunts. Although Physics has taken a serious hit in the latest movies, they do not fail when it comes to entertaining the audience. People have really enjoyed these movies as it is evident from the box office collection.

The fans are really excited about the latest installment of the Fast and the Furious Franchise as the chemistry between The Rock and Jason Statham looks amazing, even though they have taken a step further and introduced people with superhuman abilities. It would be exciting to see how the franchise progresses further. Hobbs and Shaw is on the verge of releasing and these 10 facts about the movie will definitely fuel your hype.

#1: The idea for the Spin-off

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During the filming of the movie The Fate of the Furious, the characters, Hobbs and Shaw have a lot of scenes together. After watching their scenes together, the producers and the studio executives were really impressed by their comedic chemistry and finally decided to develop a Spin-off, with these two as leads.

#2: Feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel

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The animosity between Dwayne Johnson and Vin diesel reached its peak during the last week of the filming of the Fate of the Furious. Diesel reportedly canceled some of Johnson’s scenes, as Diesel was an executive producer. Diesel even failed to show up for filming, wasting the time of hundreds of cast and crew.

#3: WWE Reunion

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We have all seen The Rock and Roman Reigns fight together (and sometimes even against each other) in WWE. Get ready to relive that moment as Roman Reigns (Joe Anoa’i) will make an appearance in this movie as Hobbs’ (The Rock) brother. Whereas in reality, they are cousins.

#4: Doctor Octopus Rip-off

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When the makers revealed that Brixton, the antagonist of this movie, will have superhuman strength, many fans were unhappy as it goes against the theme of the Fast and Furious franchise. They were also unhappy due to Brixton’s similarities with Doctor Octopus. Both of them got their abilities from cybernetic manipulation of their spinal cords and central nervous system.


#5: Deckard Shaw is an MI6 agent

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As we have all seen in the trailer of the movie, Deckard Shaw is a former MI6 agent. This is a significant revelation as it puts him on a similar footing to characters like James Bond, Ethan Hunt, etc.

#6: Sued by former Producer

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One of the Co-creator of the Franchise, Neal Moritz was let go days before the production of this movie started. Neal decided to take this matter to court as he filed a lawsuit against Universal for breach of oral contract and promissory fraud. The lawsuit has gone forward as Moritz also added a few Universal executives to the complaints.

#7: 7th Highest Grossing Movie Franchise

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It is very surprising to know that the Fast and Furious franchise is already among the elites as it is the 7th Highest grossing movie franchise of all time in Hollywood History. We all know they are going to go even higher than this as they have 2 more movies coming up.

#8: Hobbs and Shaw won’t appear in Fast and Furious 9

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It is said that the Spin-off was a way to free up the characters and let the original stars shine better for the ninth movie. News of a rift between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel is already common news and it is clear that we might not see Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel working together any time soon.

#9: Birth of a New Movie Franchise

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Hobbs and Shaw is not a standalone spinoff. If you are excited by the premise of this movie, then you are in luck as this movie is intended as the first movie of an ongoing franchise. So, rejoice as you will more of these movies in the future.

#10: Not the only Spinoff

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Hobbs and Shaw is only the first of many spinoffs planned. On top of a theme park ride and Netflix Original animated series that is currently in development, Vin Diesel has also teased that a female-led Fast and Furious movie may be coming soon.

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Fast & Furious Animated Series Announced By Netflix. Watch the First Trailer

One of the most iconic movie franchises of all time is none other than Fast & Furious. The films may be dumb, but people love them and watch every new installment that hits the theatres. This franchise belongs right up there in the league of Star Wars, MCU, Harry Potter, and James Bond. Now the great aspect about this franchise is that it is evolving. From a street racing story to high octane action movies, this franchise has grown a lot. Hobbs & Shaw is just the first of multiple spin-offs, and now Netflix is doing something very interesting with the title as well.

Moving on from the live action soon to be shared Universe of the Fasts and the Furiouses, this franchise is stepping into the animated jurisdiction. What’s great is that Netflix has even launched the first teaser of the upcoming animated series – Fast & Furious: Spy Racers. DreamWorks and Netflix announced the development of the new series on Thursday and it came with the following teaser:

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This series will follow the young teenage cousin of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. The world would know this boy as Tony Toretto. He along with his friends will be recruited by a government agency, and they would be sent undercover within a racing organization with the aim to infiltrate a dangerous crime ring.

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Here’s the synopsis given by Netflix:

“In this new animated series, teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination.”

The first season of Fast & Furious: Spy Racers is going to hit Netflix sometime this year. It will be interesting to see what other connections does this series have with the Live action franchise.

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‘Transformers’ And ‘Fast & Furious’ Star Tyrese Gibson Joins Jared Leto’s Morbius

Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters is moving forward as the next movie in line has already begun production. Jared Leto has been in the news for the last 2-3 years for his gig as the Joker. His role in Suicide Squad was really being hyped but then the reshoots of the film cut off his character almost completely. To follow that, WB did put certain projects in development that was supposed to feature Jared Leto’s Joker, but all of those got canceled and we will get Leto as Morbius now.

WB wasn’t pushing any of the Joker movies into development, so Leto wasn’t going to wait around. What WB failed to use properly, Sony has grabbed with both hands and now they will profit from it big time. Jared Leto gets to show his talent as Michael Morbius, who turns into a living Vampire. This will be a story that happens in the same continuity as Venom, and it will mark the expansion of this Universe. The movie has begun shooting and so far we don’t even know who else is going to be a part of the movie.

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Well, now we do know at least one name as Sony has cast the ‘Transformers’ and ‘Fast & Furious’ Star Tyrese Gibson in an undisclosed role in Morbius. According to Variety, Morbius has added the funny guy in a significant role. Given his stardom and the fact that we don’t know of any other big name actors attached to Morbius, he could, in fact, play the villain of the movie.

Morbius Jared Leto Tyrese Gibson

Gibson ran a great social media rally to get himself cast as John Stewart when the Green Lantern Corps movie was announced by WB, but that didn’t happen. Still, Gibson would be happy that he has secured a role in another potential franchise. He is mostly popular for his role in the Fast & Furious franchise these days. His arc in the Transformers franchise was done way back. Now finally, he gets to be a part of a comic book movie. Hopefully, it will not be a one-off and he will continue to be a part of this franchise.

There’s not a lot that we know about the upcoming Morbius movie. Jared Leto recently teased the first look at Michael Morbius. We don’t get to see anything in this particular photo as Leto is playing “The Vampire” and Sony wouldn’t want to reveal that just now. Hopefully, we will get a first look or even a teaser by San Diego Comic Con.

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It would be interesting to see whether Tom Hardy will make an appearance in this film. Venom is a much bigger name than Morbius, and attaching Morbius’ marketing to Venom could become very useful for Sony. We know that the film is shared in the same Universe as Venom but using Tom Hardy to market this film, and revealing the fact that he will be having some kind of an appearance in the film could work well.

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Tom Hardy has signed on for 3 movies, and Sony wouldn’t want to use one of his appearances in a cameo in Morbius. So, that could be a reason as to why Eddie Brock might not be seen in Morbius, but as mentioned above, Morbius’ link with Venom could do wonders for this Sony project.

Morbius Jared Leto Tyrese Gibson

Morbius is a very different character than Venom, and Sony could actually put some horror elements in this film. Comicbook.com wrote in 2017 that apart from the New Mutants movie, 5 more Marvel movies could use elements of Horror in their stories. Here’s what they wrote:

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“Morbius is, in a lot of ways, like Doctor Strange: a brash and talented doctor searches for a cure to his affliction, and ends up stumbling into a entire new reality he never knew existed. The main difference is that the Doctor Strange movie transported Marvel movie fans into the metaphysical worlds of “magic” and multiverse theory; Morbius would take a normal man on a journey into a frightening world of the occult, while also providing a great “man vs. his savage nature” thematic arc that has been sorely missing from the modern vampire genre. The crossover potential with characters like Blade, Ghost Rider, or the Darkhold Redeemers also makes this a good pick.”

It would be interesting to see what Sony has done with Morbius. It comes out on July 31, 2020.

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Aquaman Star Jason Momoa Might Join ‘Fast & Furious’ Movies With The Rock

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Jason Momoa became really popular play Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones, and after that, his career took a big hike as he was almost cast as Drax in the MCU, and then finally bagged a role in WB’s Worlds of DC as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. His recent portrayal in the Aquaman solo movie led the film to great success, and now Dwayne the Rock Johnson also wants him to be in the Fast & Furious franchise.

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Johnson has recently been giving some major updates upon his upcoming Fast & Furious Spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, and he announced former WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns to be playing one of the Hobbs brothers in the film. But Reigns wasn’t the first choice to play Luke Hobbs’ brother as this role almost went to Momoa.

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The Samoa Momoa would have kicked a lot of ass with Dwayne Johnson, and we would have loved to see the two team up in the film, but unfortunately, it did not happen due to scheduling conflicts. Here’s what Johnson said in a comment on Instagram.

“Me and Momoa tried hard to get him in this movie to play my brother. But his schedule was too packed.”

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Well, some fans may be disappointed with this, but it is actually good to know that Momoa wasn’t cast as Hobbs’ brother as the role that Roman Reigns is playing would not have been very significant. Now that Momoa has become a big name in Hollywood, you’d want to see him play a much bigger role if he joined the Fast & Furious franchise sometime in the future.

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Now that we know Dwayne Johnson is interested in working with Jason Momoa, him starring in a future movie does seem inevitable. My God what a combination this could become. We’re already excited for Johnson teaming up with Statham’s Deckard Shaw, and imagining the addition of Momoa in this team up does seem pretty exciting.

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We don’t know whether Johnson would want to return in Fast 9, or does this Hobbs & Shaw spin-off begin a new franchise. But if the Rock wants to do a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw, then he most likely will get it, and thus Momoa could be rolled in with ease, and Johnson did confirm this by saying, “Next Hobbs movie for sure.”

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Here’s what Johnson said about his return in Fast 9:

“I’m not quite sure. Right now I’m concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be. But I wish [Vin Diesel] all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”

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Well, whether or not he returns in the core Fast franchise, we do know that we have a kick-ass movie coming out in August, and it is going to be full of some great actors. Apart from Statham and Johnson, there’s the big villain played by Idris Elba.

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Johnson has already been praising what Elba is doing in this film, and looking at the photos that are being shared, things do seem to be pretty exciting. Along with them, there’s Vanessa Kirby who’s playing Hattie Shaw, an MI 6 Agent. We could expect the return of Helen Mirren and Luke Evans to complete the Shaw family.

Fast & Furious Aquaman Jason Momoa Dwayne Johsnon The Rock

On the side of Luke Hobbs, we know that Roman Reigns is playing one of his brothers, and the other three are being played by Cliff Curtis, Josh Mauga, and John Tui. But to top everything, Universal has hired an action movie director who literally is the best in business as of now. David Leitch directed the first John Wick movie, then there was the Charlize Theron starrer Atomic Blonde, and to follow that we got Deadpool 2 last year. All these films had some hardcore R-Rated action.

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Now this will surely be a PG 13 movie, but just imagine what David Leitch could do when he has the Rock and Jason Statham at his disposal. Hobbs and Shaw will hit the theatres on August 2, 2019.

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Vin Diesel Recruits MCU Creative Talents for Female-Led Fast & Furious Spinoff

The core Fast and Furious franchise will come to an end in 2021 as we will get the 10th edition of the series then. There has been a delay in fast 9 in order to fit in a Fast & Furious Spin-off Hobbs & Shaw which comes out this year and sees the likes of The Rock and Jason Statham in the lead. But after these three films, it does seem that Universal is looking to put out a female-led Fast & Furious spin-off as well.

Vin Diesel Fast & Furious Female Led Spinoff MCU According to Vin Diesel/Dominic Toretto himself, Universal has hired talents from the MCU and many other successful projects in order to write the upcoming female Spin-off film set in the Fast and Furious Universe. Here’s what Vin Diesel posted on Instagram:

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“As you know, there are three new spin offs that We have promised Universal… 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…”

Vin Diesel Fast & Furious Female Led Spinoff MCU

As of now, we don’t know anything about when this Spin-off could begin production or even who is going to star in it, we do know it for a fact that Geneva Robertson-Dworet co-wrote the script for Captain Marvel and Nicole Perlman who wrote the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film along with James Gunn and helped with the story of Captain Marvel and Black Widow will be writing down the Fast spin-off. They are not alone as Lindsay Beer (Netflix film Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) & Daisy Ridley (Tom Holland film adaptation Chaos Walking) are also attached to the writing team of the female-led spin-off.

Vin Diesel Fast & Furious Female Led Spinoff MCU

It is good that the Fast and Furious franchise is also moving towards the female-led films. It all began with Wonder Woman, and now Captain Marvel is carrying the torch forward. The next phase of the MCU will be very female-oriented with Black Widow solo coming in, and a potential female team up also on the way. As for DC, 2020 will be all females as there’s the Birds of Prey movie and Wonder Woman 1984. Now, beyond 2021, the Fast franchise will also join the female-led party.

Vin Diesel Fast & Furious Female Led Spinoff MCU

As of now, we should be excited for the upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw. Dwayne Johnson described the bonding between Hobbs and Shaw as the duo that disagrees with each other on a regular basis but still looks after each other. Here’s what he said:

Vin Diesel Fast & Furious Female Led Spinoff MCU

“I guess a good way to describe it is you have two guys who don’t really like each other, love to slap each other around, always think that they’re right, and will always have each other’s back — but they will never admit it.”

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He then continued to talk about how this film continues to be a Fast & Furious film even if it is its own thing overall. He said:

“As excited as we all are about shooting this franchise and creating something that is awesome for the fans, it was also imperative — not only to me, but to Jason, David, the entire cast — that we still maintained the core values of what has made Fast & Furious such a beloved franchise.”

Vin Diesel Fast & Furious Female Led Spinoff MCU

But to top everything, Universal has hired an action movie director who literally is the best in business as of now. David Leitch directed the first John Wick movie, then there was the Charlize Theron starrer Atomic Blonde, and to follow that we got Deadpool 2 last year. All these films had some hardcore R-Rated action. Now this will surely be a PG 13 movie, but just imagine what this director could do when he has the Rock and Jason Statham at his disposal.

Hobbs and Shaw will hit the theatres on August 2, 2019.     

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The Rock Suggests Hobbs vs Thor Match-up in a Marvel and Fast & Furious Crossover

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Dwayne The Rock Johnson is the hardest working actor in Hollywood as of now. Every year we see him star in 2-3 films and he manages to bring his smoldering intensity in all of those films. Last year we got two of his films, but apart from that, he also showed up in HBO’s Ballers. This year as well, he’s brings us plenty of stuff as he stars in the upcoming Wrestlers movie Fighting with My Family, then he will kick a lot of ass in Hobbs & Shaw, and finally, he returns in Jumanji 3 by the end of the year.

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But before all that, the Rock is hosting the toughest competition on the planet, i.e. NBC’s The Titan Games. While hosting, he pitches what you may call a Million Dollar idea suggesting a crossover of Fast and Furious with Marvel’s Thor. Chris Hemsworth was The Rock will be a battle worth watching. Even though Thor is a superhero in Marvel, after seeing Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, you may admit that Luke Hobbs is, in fact, a superhuman.

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So a Superhuman against the God of Thunder still don’t present great odds for Johnson, but he may have hinted something even bigger and better. Here’s what he said while hosting The Titan Games:

While Hobbs may present an awesome looking challenge against Thor, but he is going to lose the battle pretty easily, until he utters this one word we’ve been waiting for him to do. Thor may go down as soon as he says Shazam!

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Now that would be a grand entrance for Black Adam. This is a battle that would kill on the big screen if a Marvel vs DC crossover ever takes place. Both Black Adam and Thor are extremely powerful. Thor himself is a Norse God and has the Odin Force within him and Black Adam gets his powers from the ancient Egyptian deities, so a brawl between them would be the most evenly matched duel of all. Their battle will be really long, brutal and bloody. Thor has achieved many unthinkable feats, but he does have the tendency to get beaten up quite often.

The Rock Hobbs vs Thor Fast & Furious Marvel

They both have Super strength, flight, thunder, and magical powers, but what could really trouble Thor over here would be Black Adam’s speed but Thor’s hammer Mjolnir would actually help him to overcome that by allowing him his own dimensional transportation. Both these individuals would not see each other coming using these two powers, so they would have to play the anticipation game.

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Black Adam’s spell casting and magic might not even work on Thor properly due to Thor’s own magical powers. Thor’s mighty hammer does make him fairly strong in this battle but Black Adam’s power from the six Egyptian deities would give him an edge over the mighty God of Thunder.

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So, we’ve been waiting for the Black Adam movie ever since it was announced that Shazam and Adam will be getting separate movies. The Rock has been attached to the role of Black Adam for 4-5 years and hopefully, we will be seeing the much anticipated Black Adam movie till 2021.

While Johnson was being all Masculine, Chris Hemsworth shared a meme that you couldn’t have imagined even in your wildest dreams. Well, that’s the God of Thunder reply you’re going to get these days after Thor went prioritized comedy over brooding. Apart from a Thor and Hobbs crossover movie, this Dirty Dancing duel may actually interest the audience even more. 

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Since Universal and Marvel/Disney are rivals, and the MCU is vastly different from the Fast and Furious universe, we can never get a crossover off the ground. But getting Hemsworth and The Rock in one movie may be entirely possible. So even if that happens in a slow Musical, I’m Game!

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Every Upcoming Fast & Furious Movie With Release Dates

The Fast & Furious franchise is one of the top-notch action movie franchises currently running in Hollywood. It is the only action movie franchise that has been assuring insanely profitable returns for the last 5-6 years or so. Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise or even the James Bond franchise is not as hyped as this one. Over the period of 18 years and 8 films, the action franchise has created a vast pool of characters who have worked with each other in a high-stakes street-race cum heist stories.

 

The franchise was rebooted after 3 movies as the narrative was going off-the-rails, also it was more a collection of stand-alone movies rather than a single binding plot spread across the films, which were all united in the best way possible. Once Justin Lin-directed Fast 5 with Dwayne Johnson, the franchise entered into high-octane action that is irresistibly crazy and stylistically bang on. The fourth movie did really well to start things off for the good, but we have to admit that the real hype began with Fast Five!

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were doing fine, but the missing piece was then brought in by Dwayne Johnson and we just realised how big a piece was actually missing from this franchise. The entry of Johnson did take this franchise to a whole new level, and from there on, the movies could actually bring in more bad-ass characters into the mix being assured that the audiences will surely accept them. The tragic death of Paul Walker left a void which was filled by the class and brute force of Jason Statham.

Now the Franchise has actually become huge. It is in a place that it could actually afford to have spin-offs for characters that were being felt a little underused. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham could each hold movies on their own shoulders and make a ton of money doing that. So, regardless of the feud between Johnson and Diesel, it is actually a good idea to use the two megastars individually up to their full potential. This is why we are getting a Spin-off before the continuation of the core franchise. Here is the list of the upcoming Fast & Furious movies:

Hobbs and Shaw

With Dwayne Johnson not really wanting to work with Vin Diesel, and looking at the amazing chemistry between the newly formed duo of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, Universal Studios thought of it to be a perfect opportunity to actually build something out of nothing and hence they green-lit a movie that had Statham and Johnson at the centre stage kicking a whole lot of butt together. The movie has got a release date of July 26, 2019. Not just this, the movie has also got one of the best action movie directors attached to it as John Wick and Deadpool 2 director, David Leitch has been helmed by Universal to direct this fun thriller kick-ass movie. Also, Vanessa Kirby has been added to play Deckard’s sister, Hattie, who is “an MI-6 agent.”   

Fast & Furious 9

With the latest development of the Hobbs and Shaw spin-off, the core franchise having two movies left to bring out actually got delayed for a year. Fast & Furious 9 is said to come out on April 10, 2020. The sequel has been set up really nicely as everyone met up on the rooftop at New York and had a happy ending. The bad blood between Shaw and Dom is done though it is unlikely that Hobbs and Shaw will be returning for the movie. The notorious criminal Cipher played by Charlize Theron is still on the loss so the beef with her will be solved in the next chapter.

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Every Upcoming Fast & Furious Movie With Release Dates

The Fate of the Furious was the beginning of a trilogy, and we will see everything come to an end in the final chapter of this saga. So we could be hopeful to see Hobbs and Shaw return for this one if they do not appear in Fast 9. We could expect a new villain to show up if the plot of Cipher comes to an end in Fast 9. The movie will come out on April 2, 2021.   

We are in for a Fast and Furious ride for the next 3 years!

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Fast 8 Trailer To Reveal The Actual Reason Behind ‘Vin Diesel-Dwayne Johnson Feud’ ?

Fast and The Furious 8 is no doubt one of the most anticipated movies of 2017 and as every   month is passing by, fans just can’t wait to have a glimpse of the movie. The Fast and the Furious franchise has been on top of the trending charts in past month following the online rant by Dwayne’The Rock’ Johnson, which targeted Vin Diesel and other co-stars on the set and speculated Wrestlemania face off in 2017. The pre-production updates built quite a traction in the mainstream media.

Let’s get to the business.

Diesel has revealed the official release-date of Fast 8 trailer with a picture featuring his character Dominic Toretto. He shared the official image on his Facebook account revealing the date as December 11, 2016. The 49-year old actor hinted his fans in an earlier post saying,“The trailer for F8 is going to blow your mind… New York City December 11th. You will see why there was tension, you will understand the intensity”, as reported by Screenrant.

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Does it mean we will get to know about the actual crux behind Johnson’s on-set feud ? Is it the right indication ? Well, we think so.

In August, Johnson dropped a rant amid the production process of the film and shocked the crew. He posted a rant on Instagram as he was in the last week of shooting and about to finish his scenes.

The post read: “This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ’em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.”

Fast 8 is scheduled to be released on April 17, 2017. This going to be one hell of a roller coaster ride.

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This is a Beautiful Way to Pay Tribute to Paul Walker’s Legacy

Remember the seventh installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise when Paul Walker and Vin Diesel rides down the highway and then later Walker takes the left road with Diesel straight ? Well, that scene indeed brought tears rolling down our cheeks and that was how the franchise decided to pay tribute to Walker, who died a few months before in a car accident, before the movie’s release. Well, there is a good news. Paul Walker’s character Brian O’ Connor will return in the next sequels of the franchise.

In a report by Entertainment Tonight, Paul Walker’s brother Caleb Walker shared a possible appearance of O’ Connor in future sequels.

“I had a phone call with Vin [Diesel] for about an hour and we really discussed this a while back. He wanted [our] blessing,” Caleb said in a report filed by Coming Soon.

He said about Diesel’ want to bring the character again in the sequels, saying,“ It would be acceptable to maybe bring Paul’s character back… to really kind of let his fans know he’s still out there. Universal wants to make sure to be respectful of Paul and his image too, and his family.”

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Paul Walker’s death was a huge loss to the franchise with fans for a moment didn’t believe he died. As per the reports revealed after his death, Paul was in a Porsche Carrera GT along with Roger Rodas, who was driving the car at an unsafe speed and then after a while the car hit the lamp post with both died on the spot. The accident was so serious that both the bodies were unrecognizable.

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Recently, the franchise completed its production of the latest installment, Fast 8 , which is set to be released on April 14, 2017, with Fast 9 set to come out on April 19, 2019, and Fast 10 scheduled to hit theaters on April 2, 2021.

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