I think it’s kind of funny what’s going on with the Fast/Furious films, backstage. You have regulars who take the whole thing a bit too seriously, like Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel, then The Rock, who comes in, boosts the box office then gets big offers from Universal.
Here is the latest from The Rock on this;
Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz.
Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool.
I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans.
Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum.
It’s almost like he’s rubbing it in, in the faces of Diesel and Gibson perhaps? Maybe if this new spin off is slightly more grounded and focuses on the chemistry between Rock/Statham (sounds like it will) it’ll be the best ‘Fast’ movie in years.
Are certain folks afraid of this?