Judging by the lack of Fast and Furious sequels, the franchise will continue to stay in the race by releasing spinoffs. The first will reunite Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham for the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff. And now it appears that there will be a female spinoff as well.
Vin Diesel took to social media to confirm that Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel), Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider) will be penning a female spinoff that will presumably focus on Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and the surviving female members of the Fast and Furious family. More on the report below.
Diesel confirmed the news on his official Instagram account earlier today. However, while the actor said Perlman, Robertson-Dworet, and Beer would be penning the sequel, Universal has yet to make the official announcement. Here’s the actor had to say:
“As you know, there are three new spin offs that We have promised Universal… well this week we heard a pitch for the Fast female protagonist driven spinoff I created in 2017, and you can tell by the smile on Samanthaâ€™s face it was VERY exciting. Shout out to Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Welcome to the Fast FAMILY…”
Now, a female Fast and Furious spinoff has been in the works for quite some time. It just took a little while to get off the ground. As mentioned by Diesel, the project had been in the works in 2017. While the actor does mention the three by name as the film’s writers, it is likely that they could be working on a first draft. Chances are, there could be some additional rewrites on the draft. Which tends to happen in films like these.
But one of the reasons why we haven’t heard an announcement yet could be because Universal wants to wait and see how Hobbs and Shaw does at the box office as the first Fast and Furious film that is not a sequel. However, the franchise itself has been through a few rough patches, which is why we may be seeing few delays in the sequels. This includes infighting among some of the members of the cast.
So while there won’t be a sequel, a new spinoff will give some of the female members a chance to shine. If it is announced, we can presume that it will focus on Letty (Rodriguez), one of the characters who has been a part of the franchise the longest.
Mia O’Connor (Jordana Brewster) and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) could also play vital roles in the film. Then there’s Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar, who has appeared in multiple Fast and Furious films herself. And even though the character herself is dead, the Fast and Furious franchise has never been one to let something like that get in the way of bringing back characters.
[source: Vin Diesel Instagram]