The Fast and Furious film series is a rare gem. What started as a single mediocre high speed heist flick has gone through phases of being a worn out, over-sequeled franchise, to an abnormally long term successful film series celebrated for its self-awareness, over-the-top commitment, and culturally diverse inclusiveness. And now, according to an Uproxx interview with longtime F&F writer Chris Morgan, the series reach even bolder heights.
There’s been a longstanding internet joke about Dom Toretto’s family finding their way into space, and now we have perhaps the most direct answer to that question yet:
“Look, I get all versions of that question,” says Morgan with a hearty laugh. “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.’”
And further into the article, things got even more exciting:
Morgan replied, “The only way I’d go to space is if I had something so good.”
“What if Dom’s long-lost brother, Richard B. Riddick, showed up?” Morgan said. “Oh my God, I think Dom and Riddick would be so awesome.”
So it’s not a definitive, but maybe this old joke has wings that might actually be worth pursuing with production. If nothing else, it further proves the boundless sustainability of this series.
For now, we’ll just have to settle for Fate of the Furious, the 8th installment of the franchise opening this Friday. April 14.
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