The eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise is the most successful at the box office thus far and sees the return of more than a few favorites from past films. That includes Mr. Nobody, the government spook played by actor Kurt Russell. Russell hasn't been one to place priority on sequels, only really appearing in one thus far, but he made an exception for Fate of the Furious.
The question is then will he make an exception for Fast and Furious 9? The actor spoke to ScreenRant about the possibility of returning to the franchise one more time. "Well, all my life I’ve never been one for sequels and stuff. I’ve done it one time with Escape From LA, which was from Escape From New York, which was 17 years earlier. But we live in a different time now. We live in a time where that’s the norm. I’ve never had anything against it, I just think that each time what I think they’ve learned now, is that you can’t just throw a sequel out there because you did good business. You have to go after it to make it even better. It puts more pressure on you. That, I like! That, I think, is a challenge, and every time you look at what it is, and if you like it and you think you’ve got a reason to do it, you do it. If there’s not you don’t."
Fate of the Furious set things up for a ninth film by credits end, so having Russell in tow for at least one more will make more than a few fans happy. The franchise is supposed to have at least one more film afterward, and previously there was even talk of setting up a new trilogy. Time will tell what the studio decides to do with their extremely successful franchise. You can view the official synopsis for the film below.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell, and Diesel.
The Fate of the Furious is in theaters now.