F9 star Vin Diesel appears to be on board with a prequel that explores Dominic Toretto’s mysterious early years. Though he plays coy about a prequel project that actually gets the go-ahead, the action star refuses to rule out the overall plan to let Dom’s adventures go beyond the Fast and furious legend.
“I will say that nothing is off the table”, Vin Diesel teased when asked about a possible prequel.
The Fast and furious The saga finally comes to an end with the eleventh, yes eleventh, film in the franchise, something Diesel recently confirmed. The actor revealed that the final two films in the series could be released in 2023 and 2024, saying, “Every story deserves an ending.” Despite this, it’s already been confirmed that the franchise will continue in the form of spin-offs, with a sequel to 2019’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw already planned, as well as an untitled women’s-front outing, reportedly being written by Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
For now, Dom reunites with his beloved family for F9, which continues after the events of the The Fate of the Furious. F9 Dominic Toretto and his family are forced to take on Dom’s younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin who teams up with their old enemy Cipher, and who has a personal vendetta against Dominic. Director Justin Lin returns at the helm of the ninth installation and co-wrote the screenplay with Daniel Casey. The supporting cast will see several familiar faces return, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.
Dom’s life has changed significantly in the long-running action franchise since its inception in 2001 The Fast and the Furious. Dom started the film series as a racer who stole a few DVD players, who now works for the government and several… Mission Impossible style exploits, as well as having a master assassin for a brother. A Dominic Toretto prequel would certainly have a lot to explore in an effort to somehow bridge this gap.
With the last few movies in the Fast and furious saga that hits a billion dollar box office, audiences are clearly still charmed by the mindless suspense and explosive action, making a Dominic Toretto prequel a definite possibility, especially with F9 introducing us to flashbacks from his childhood and explores the character’s backstory more than ever done before.
F9 was originally scheduled for worldwide release in April 2019, but has been delayed several times due to the ongoing global situation. F9 is now released in the United States on June 25, 2021, having already been released in several international markets, including Hong Kong and South Korea, in May this year. The film has grossed more than $270 million worldwide to date, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 2021. This comes to us courtesy of Vulture.
Topics: Fast and Furious, Fast and Furious 9