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What Should Future Hold For 'Fast and Furious' Franchise?

by Shane Thomas


The eighth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise entitled “The Fate of the Furious” hits theaters April 14.


Where Does “Fast and Furious” Franchise Go From Here?

The “Fast and Furious” film franchise is like the Energizer bunny.  It keeps going and going and going.

Who could blame the studio when the films continue to break records and make movie stars out of the actors?  


Furious 7” cost $190 million to produce and grossed over $350 million in the United States alone, according to

“The Fate of the Furious” writer Chris Morgan has stated that the upcoming eighth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise will mark the beginning of a new trilogy for the series.

The question is what storylines should filmmakers revisit in the next few “Fast and Furious” films to add clarity to what happened to some of the most intriguing characters to appear in the first eight films?

If people like Morgan, F. Gary Gray and Justin Lin are reading this article, has five suggestions for them to consider for the future of the furious.


  • In “2 Fast 2 Furious,” Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Brian O’Conner (the late Paul Walker) brought down drug kingpin Carter Verone (Cole Hauser).  Now possibly out of jail, Carter returns with revenge on his mind.  He wants to hurt Roman physically and in the pockets and wants to harm Brian’s son Jack.  The family has to come together again to protect Roman, Jack and Mia (Jordana Brewster).

  • “The Fate of the Furious” writer Chris Morgan said that there is a possibility that the deceased Han (Sun Kang) comes back into the fray soon.  After all, fans thought Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) was once dead and she resurrected like Lazarus.  Morgan is still working out the details, but is not against bringing Han back.  Maybe flashbacks can reveal more about his relationship with Gisele (Gal Gadot).

  • Whatever happened to Vince’s son Niko, who was named affectionately after Dom (Vin Diesel)?  When Vince (Matt Schulze) was dying in “Fast Five,” Dom promised Vince that he would take care of his family.  “Uncle Dom” left Niko’s mom a large sum of money stolen from drug lord Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida).  However, the people in Brazil revered Reyes and maybe the stolen money puts Niko and his mother in harm’s way because they remain in Brazil.  The family has to reunite in Brazil to save Vince’s family.

  • As a teenager, Brian and Mia’s son Jack gets fascinated with the street-racing scene, which gets him into trouble with the law and rival crews.  Unfortunately Dom and the crew have to rectify the situation by going to war with the rival crews.  This puts their pardons at risk and possibly lands Dom back behind bars.  The young Jack has to get his crew together to break Dom out of jail for the third time.  Brian chooses not to take part because he truly is retired.

  • Now that the chronology of the franchise has caught up (supposedly “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” occurred in between “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7”), Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) can join the crew as Han or Brian’s full time replacement.  Black made a cameo appearance in “Furious 7.”

This article was published on Friday 07 April, 2017.
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