The Fate Of The Furious. Fast & The Furious 8. Fast 8. Or, as it’s known by its keyboard shortcut, F8. The latest in the long-running, wheel-spinning franchise sees Vin Diesel team up with a super hacker played by Charlize Theron in yet another car-related, action-packed caper. The movie’s out this week, and if it’s a success, we’re sure to see yet more installments roll out of Universal’s garage in the near future.
In the run-up to Fast 8‘s release, screenwriter Chris Morgan has been talking to Uproxx about some of the directions the series could potentially take – and he certainly isn’t ruling out the possibility of a sequel set outside Earth’s orbit.
“Look, I get all versions of [questions],” Morgan said. “I get, ‘Are you going to space?,’ and, ‘Please, God, tell me you’re not going to space because you’ll lose me if you do.’ … The only way I’d go to space is if I had something so good.”
Let’s face it, that isn’t exactly an outright ‘no’. Morgan then threw another suggestion into the mix: a possible crossover with Vin Diesel’s Riddick franchise:
“What if Dom’s long lost brother, Richard B Riddick showed up?”
Yes, Morgan’s suggesting – playfully, we’re sure – that the Fast franchise could intertwine with the sci-fi universe established in Pitch Black, The Chronicles Of Riddick, and the plain old Riddick.
While we’re confident Morgan’s off-the-cuff ideas will never happen, we can’t exactly rule them out, either; the Fast franchise has already taken in such strange sights as a muscle car soaring off a skyscraper, a muscle car falling out of the back of a plane, and Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel jumping out of military vehicles and catching each other in mid-air.
The franchise regularly plays fast and loose with logic and the laws of physics, so who knows? Maybe blasting the Fast series into space isn’t such a Riddick-ulous suggestion. (You’re fired – Ed.)