Did Ludacris Just Leak That ‘Fast and Furious’ Will Travel to Space?
The Fast & Furious franchise has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences worldwide. Even if critics have slammed the films, viewers don’t seem to care. Since 2001, fans have turned out in droves to watch their favorite characters drive fast cars, dispense wisecracks, and pull off impressive heists.
With the latest film delayed indefinitely, fans will have to wait a while for the next installment in the Fast & Furious franchise — but, as one of the stars revealed in a recent interview, the wait could be well worth it.
The ‘Fast & Furious’ series is very popular with fans
Showrunners never could have predicted that the initial film, which starred Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, among others, would lead to a trilogy, and eventually, an entire media franchise that encompassed eight total films, a spinoff movie starring Dwayne Johnson, books, a television series, and video games.
The original trilogy focused on fast cars, attractive stars, and the world of illegal street racing. Over the years, the storylines have expanded slightly to include more of an emphasis on heists and sting operations. The cast has gone through some changes as well, most notably, the loss of Paul Walker in 2013. Still, the franchise has soldiered on, and even though it has been nearly 20 years since the release of The Fast and the Furious, people still enjoy the fast-paced action they offer.
‘Fast & Furious 9’ has been delayed
2017 saw the release of the eighth film in the franchise, The Fate of the Furious. With Charlize Theron on board, the film brought the series to new heights of excitement and generally received positive reviews. However, the cast isn’t ready to hang up the towel just yet, and there is a ninth as well as a 10th film planned for release. Many of the major cast members are still attached to the franchise.
The ninth movie, known as F9, was originally set to be released in May 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has shuttered movie theaters, the movie has a new release date of April 2021. As for the 10th film in the franchise, which was tentatively scheduled for release in 2021, and now has no definite release date, very little is known. Though, one of the franchise mainstays, rapper and actor Ludacris, recently opened up to talk about what fans might expect to see next.
Did Ludacris leak a major plot point about the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise?
In a recent interview, Ludacris talked about the future of the Fast & Furious franchise, including the plan for the 10th installment. Ludacris stayed positive, stating the coronavirus delay is working to their advantage, giving the creative team even more time to plan great things for the movies.
In addition, after the reporter jokingly remarked the only possible thing left for showrunners to do to “wow” fans is to set one of the movies in space, Ludacris said she said something “right” regarding the franchise’s direction. He then clapped his hand over his mouth, as if he had revealed a huge secret.
Immediately after the possible leak, Ludacris backtracked by saying he didn’t know what just happened — however, it is clear that his initial response was one of excitement. Fans won’t know for sure if he revealed a major plot point until 2021 — until then, they can speculate and hope. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all the latest entertainment news!