There’s no denying that Fast and Furious is a silly franchise – willing to dip into the realms of the laughable for the sake of over the top entertainment. But if the latest comments from Furious 8 director F. Gary Gray are to be taken at face value, the franchise has a whole lot of silly left in the tank.
The Fate of the Furious director spoke with the folk over at Screen Rant – explaining that after the arrival of a nuclear submarine in the last movie, anything is possible for the future direction of the series;
“Outer space? Listen, I wouldn’t rule anything with this franchise. When I read submarine I’m like ‘OK, anything’s possible’. [Laughs] You never know. I haven’t read “Dom on Mars” yet but again, you just never know.”
It’s fair to say that the series has been pushing the envelope when it comes to new things. What began it’s existence as a street racing franchise has morphed into a series of heist/action movies – with the occasional nod to the street racing of previous outings. The latest movie saw Dwayne Johnson skating across a frozen lake while throwing a missile from a nuclear submarine. So yeah, the series is very aware of how silly it is.
Talk of the Fast and Furious franchise heading into space was a joke topic among fans. To hear it being said by someone so important in the series only makes us more curious to see if the series would dare broach that idea. I doubt F. Gary Gray or anyone over at Universal would ever do something so silly – but who knows at this stage.
The Fast and Furious franchise is being modified into a cinematic universe. Reportedly there are two more main films in the pipeline, with a series of spin-offs planned.
Where would you want to see the franchise go next?