Universal Pictures chief is considering a female Fast & Furious spin-off
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A female Fast & Furious film has been teased by a top Universal Pictures boss, who says it is something she would ‘love to see’ happen.
With nine films to its name – and a 10th on the way next year – the Fast & Furious franchise is one of the most popular products in Hollywood, having even become Universal’s biggest franchise ever, according to Forbes.
It all began back in 2001 with Paul Walker’s FBI agent Brian O’Conner going undercover to investigate a spate of high-speed robberies in LA, befriending Vin Diesel’s street racer Dominic Toretto in the process.
Since then, the films have covered a lot of ground, having welcomed new cast members while tragically waving goodbye to others.
But there’s still something that one film chief would like to see, and that’s a female-focused flick – a premise one of the franchise’s stars is also up for.
In an interview with Insider, Donna Langley, chair of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, was asked what she would like to see from the franchise moving forward.
“I would love to see a female Fast,” Langley said.
“So would Vin [Diesel]. We have so many great and amazing female characters in our franchise and now there's the new addition of Brie Larson to add to the incredible roster.
“I would love to see us do a female Fast."
The 10th Fast & Furious film is due to be released in May next year, with the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges and Sung Kang all returning alongside newcomers including Brie Larson, Daniela Melchior and Jason Momoa - the latter of whom is expected to play the film’s antagonist.
The movie, named Fast X, is set to be the penultimate film in the series.
Speaking about the project, Vin Diesel took to Instagram to praise the cast that will be joining him to close out the Fast & Furious series.
He said: “It is very intense, although god has brought such incredible talent to assist me in completing this mythology, I can’t help but to reminisce… you all have been a part of this journey.”
He added: “There are angels coming to this mythology that will make you all smile.”
Now You See Me's Louis Leterrier is set to direct, replacing Justin Lin who stepped away from the project.