Insiders Say Jason Momoa Is Latest Addition To ‘Fast And Furious 10’ Cast

It looks like the family is getting bigger. Sources claim Jason Momoa is deep in talks to join the upcoming 10th installment in the Fast & Furious franchise.

Some sources say it’s a done deal, while others say negotiations are still taking place, but either way it looks likely that the 42-year-old will be joining the cast.

Some suggest he’ll be playing a villainous role, but of course it’s all just speculation at the moment. The report is still fresh.

We do know that Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris are expected to return. We also know Dwayne Johnson has no plans to return, even after Diesel tried to guilt trip him on social media.

Justin Lin is returning to direct. He has directed five films in the franchise, including the fourth film back in 2009, which made over $360 million at the worldwide box office.

Plot details for this 10th installment are unknown at this time, but we’re assuming cars will be jumping out of helicopters and Diesel’s character will say the word “family” at least five times.

We’ll keep you posted.

‘F9’ Opening Weekend Breaks Record At The Box Office With $70 Million

We told you last week that the latest ‘Fast & Furious‘ film ‘F9‘ had the chance to prove once and for all that theaters are not dead. It had the chance to make it clear people still love going to the movies.

And thankfully, it did that this past weekend. The ninth installment in the action franchise made $70 million during its opening weekend, which is by far the biggest opening for a film since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heck, it’s the biggest opening since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘ was released back in December of 2019, a few months before the pandemic.

Experts believed the film would make at least $60 million, but some thought it could touch $70 million, and it did just that. I told you in the previous post I’m not one who typically roots for the Fast & Furious, but I was this past weekend.

Why? Because my love for theaters is greater than my disdain for the Fast & Furious.

Opening weekend crowds were 60% male, with 51% of ticket buyers under the age of 25. Broken down by demographics, 37% of moviegoers were Hispanic, 35% were Caucasian, 16% were Black and 8% were Asian. Orr adds, ‘the audience was very diverse, which reflects the strength of our cast and this franchise.’

Very good numbers, and it sets the tone for the rest of the summer, which will hopefully be just as successful. You still have ‘Black Widow’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’ set to be released in July and August.

‘F9’ Has Outstanding Thursday Night Opening, How Much Will It Make During The Weekend?

I hate on the ‘Fast & Furious‘ constantly, and for good reason. The first two or three films were fun and all, but after that, it felt like we were just watching Vin Diesel’s wet dreams.

But to Vin’s credit, those wet dreams are making lots of money. The latest installment in the franchise, F9, hit theaters on Thursday night, and it had a great opening.

It made $7.1 million from 3,100 theaters, which is more than Hobbs & Shaw brought in during its Thursday night previews pre-pandemic.

F9 will expand to over 4,100 theaters today (June 25) which makes it the widest release during the pandemic. Experts believe it’ll make at least $60 million this weekend, but some say they won’t be surprised if it makes over $70 million.

F9 is looked at to be a savior in a summer box office that’s been in a funk as the industry tries to come out of the pandemic. In the wake of A Quiet Place Part II, which repped a record opening since mid-March 2020 with $57.1M over four days during the Memorial Day holiday frame, there’s still capacity restrictions across the U.S.

We’ll see what happens this weekend. Believe it or not, it’s actually the first time I’m rooting for the Fast & Furious to be super successful at the box office. I’m hoping it makes $70 million or more, just so we can take a break from those, “Are theaters dead?” articles.

Check out the ‘F9’ trailer below…

Alert The Family! ‘Fast & Furious 9’ Drops New Teaser During Super Bowl

The pandemic may have pushed back the ninth installment in the ‘Fast & Furious‘ franchise over a year, but it could not cancel it. Nothing could ever cancel Vin Diesel and his family.

A new teaser trailer for ‘F9’ dropped during the Super Bowl on Sunday. This new spot doesn’t exactly offer anything super new, but it does a good job of reminding you that the family is back and ready to go.

It gives quick glimpses of basically every star in the flick, including Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren and John Cena.

The action flick is scheduled to be released on May 28, 2021. It was originally supposed to be released in May of 2020.

Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).

Check out the trailer below…

HOLD THE PHONE! ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise Coming To An End After Fast & Furious 11

You know, I’ve been rolling my eyes at all this, “It’s the end of the world” talk, but I’m starting to believe it.

Why? Because the Fast & Furious franchise is finally coming to an end. It was announced this week that Universal is planning on ending the Fast & Furious core film franchise with two final movies.

Justin Lin, who is currently in post-production on F9, is in talks to direct the final two installments.

Deadline reports:

It’s early days on when this will begin production but it seems likely they will tell a big story over two films that will focus on franchise patriarch Vin Diesel and bring back Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang.

Sounds like it’ll be one of those situations where they film both movies at the same time, which is something that’s been happening more often in Hollywood.

F9 — which is the fifth film in the franchise directed by Lin and which premieres next Memorial Day — continues the storyline of the core cast and Charlize Theron, and adds John Cena, Helen Mirren, Grammy-winner Cardi B and Reggaeton star Ozuna.

No word on when the 11th and final film might be released, but let’s hope they can get it out there before Vin Diesel somehow convinces the studio to sign on for 20 more.

‘Fast & Furious 9’ Being Pushed Back Nearly A Year, Due To Coronavirus

Vin Diesel always talks about how much he values family, and it looks like he’s backing up that claim.

Universal Studios and the rest of the ‘Fast & Furious‘ team has decided to push back the release of ‘Fast 9‘ to April 2, 2021. That’s right, it’s being pushed back nearly a year.

The movie was set to be released May 22, 2020, but due to the coronavirus, that release date won’t be possible. You see, the Fast & Furious franchise is global. It makes money all over the world, and with theaters closed in Italy, South Korea, and even China still, it would be a horrible idea to go ahead with the release.

And yeah, they could have simply pushed it back a few months (like some other films have done) but with a movie as big as this, you want to be sure.

So I don’t fault their thinking. Just go ahead and push it back until next year and focus on other things right now. People will still love fast cars and Vin Diesel’s tank-tops one year from now.

Thanks for caring about family, Universal. I mean, we know it’s really about money, but still…thanks.

Watch The First Trailer For Fast and Furious Spinoff ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

Do you want more Fast & Furious in your life? More Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham? Well, this is your special day. The first trailer for Hobbs and Shaw has been released. The film is the first spinoff from the Fast and Furious cinematic universe, which I firmly believe is the worst universe out there.

“The first trailer reintroduces two popular Fast and Furious characters — Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) — as they team up to take on a new villain played by Idris Elba. Statham has described Hobbs and Shaw as a funnier, wilder version of the Fast and Furious franchise, telling Entertainment Weekly in December that people should expect some pretty goofy scenes.”

Funnier and wilder than Fast and Furious? NO WAY. IMPOSSIBLE! Nothing could be more wild and more hilarious than Vin Diesel talking about his family for two hours.

The only thing good about this movie is that Diesel has made it clear he hates it because he’s not starring in it and The Rock is, which kinda makes us happy on the inside.

Hobbs and Shaw is set to be released July 26, 2019. Check out the trailer below…

Idris Elba Will Reportedly Play The Main Villain In Upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoff Starring Dwayne Johnson

What does the world need more of right now? Love? Peace? Ramen? Yes, yes, and oh hell yes.

What does the world need less of right now? Fast & Furious movies. In fact, we don’t just need less of them, we need to go back in time and erase the last three or four.

Sadly, we can’t do that. Hollywood loves a good action flick and they’re getting another one with the upcoming ‘Hobbs and Shaw‘ film, which is a Fast & Furious spinoff.

The movie stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their roles as special agent Luke Hobbs and criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw.

And every good action movie needs a villain, right? Well we are now hearing that Idris Elba is in final negotiations to play the main villain in the movie. Not much else is known, but we know production is scheduled to begin in the fall, so we’re sure this deal will be finalized soon.

We will keep you posted. In the meantime, go write a letter to your local government official and urge them to stop the production of Fast & Furious installments.

They’re ruining the environment.

The Ninth Chapter In The ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise Has Been Pushed Back A Year

The ninth (and completely unnecessary) installment in the Fast & Furious franchise was originally scheduled to hit theaters April 19, 2019, but it looks like that won’t be happening now.

Universal has announced they will be moving Fast & Furious 9 to April 10, 2020. That’s Good Friday, which bleeds into Easter Weekend, and that weekend has always been kind to the franchise. Furious 7 and Fate of the Furious hold the records for the second and third biggest openings for Easter weekend with $147.1 million and $98.8 million.

Of course, the original release date scheduled for 2019 also falls on Good Friday, so we’re not sure why they decided to push the release date back a year. Maybe they need extra time to figure out what the f**k they’re going to do? How will they continue a story that should have already said, “The end.”

I don’t know, and I’m finding it extremely hard to care. But if you do still care about this franchise, you’ll be happy to know Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez are expected to return.

And you can bet on Diesel saying something like, “THIS MOVIE DESERVES AN OSCAR NOMINATION! IF IT DON’T GET IT, SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG!”

Even Michelle Rodriguez Is Over The Fast & Furious Franchise, Threatens To Leave If The Writers Don’t Do THIS!

If you’ve been following this site, then you know we’re not huge fans of the Fast & Furious franchise. It’s basically everything wrong with Hollywood at the moment.

Even one of the stars of the franchise is getting tired of it all. Michelle Rodriguez, who has played Vin Diesel’s love interest Letty Ortiz in the past six films, has threatened to leave the franchise if they don’t start focusing more on the female characters.

She went on her Instagram account to spread the message:

“F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It’s been a good ride & Im grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… One Love.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Rodriguez has slammed the franchise for treating its female characters as sex objects. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in May, she said:

“I’ve been making movies with Jordana [Brewster], who plays the sister of Dom Toretto, for 16 years and I can count on one hand how many lines I’ve had to her. I think that’s pathetic and it’s lack of creativity. Guys don’t know what girls talk about. They think that girls just sit around talking about guys and it’s a sad truth of men being the dominant writers in Hollywood.”

She’s not saying anything we don’t know. The franchise is sh*t. Hopefully she doesn’t let the money seduce her again. She should quit. They all should quit. The world does not need anymore Fast & Furious movies.