I’m not exactly sure why, but Vin Diesel’s film history annoys me greatly. Maybe it has something to do with the ten different Fast & Furious films, I don’t know. I feel like I hate every movie he’s in.
And I don’t see this just announced title breaking the trend. It was reported today that Diesel will star in a film based on the tabletop game, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em.
The production comes from Mattel’s film division. Diesel had this to say about the project:
To take the classic Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em game, with Mattel as my partner, and align it with the kind of world-building, franchise-making success we have had with Universal, is truly exciting.
He did not predict an Oscar nomination for this movie, which is a nice change of pace for him.
Of course, this isn’t the only film Mattel has in production.
The growing list of properties in development include ‘Wishbone,’ based on the ’90s TV show about the well-read Jack Russell terrier; ‘Barbie’ starring Margot Robbie and written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach; and ‘Uno,’ a heist comedy centered on the card game led by rapper Lil Yachty.
So yeah, exciting things happening over there at Mattel.
As ‘The Fast and the Furious‘ franchise has continued on for years and years, they’ve progressively gotten lazier and lazier with the titles.
Now, with this ninth installment, the title is simply F9. And we’re sure the tenth film will just be, “F”
This ninth installment was originally supposed to be released in May of 2020, but was pushed back due to the coronavirus. It’s now set to be released on June 25, 2021. And if it doesn’t get pushed back, it’ll be the first major blockbuster to debut since Tenet last fall.
Vin Diesel‘s Dom is back in the driver’s seat, while Justin Lin (who helmed parts three through six of the series) returns to the director’s chair for F9. F9 sees the return of many favorite and not-so-favorite characters, with an ensemble that includes Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.
After this ninth film is released, the studio has plans to release a tenth and eleventh film. It’s believed that number 11 will be the last one.
Check out this brand new trailer for ‘F9’ below, and be sure to take the entire family to watch this masterpiece in June.
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).
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.
Hollywood is giving us another comic book adaptation because that’s all they ever give us anymore. It’s like always getting socks for Christmas. GRANDMA, HOW MANY FEET DO YOU THINK I HAVE?
Vin Diesel stars in this first trailer for ‘Bloodshot‘ which is being released by Sony Pictures.
In the violent first trailer for the movie, out February 21, 2020, Diesel stars as a soldier who gets rebuilt by a mysterious corporation after his death and seeks revenge. His character appears to be almost immortal, with his face being blown off and then rebuilt in the trailer.
In addition to family man Vin Diesel, this movie will also star Eliza Gonzalez, Guy Pearce and Sam Heughan.
As mentioned above, Bloodshot will hit theaters February 21, 2020.
We all knew Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel had some beef between them. We knew it back in 2016 when Johnson went on his Instagram account and revealed he had a serious issue with the behavior of a certain co-star. He called this mysterious co-star unprofessional and a “candyass.”
It didn’t take long for people to figure out he was talking about Diesel. Sources on the set of Fate of the Furious claimed Johnson and Diesel got into a shouting match on set.
“That is correct. We were not in any scenes together. Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach movie-making and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarify. Whether we work together again or not.”
Can you imagine a face-to-face with Johnson and Diesel? Jesus. I bet that sh*t was scary as hell. If there ever came a time in my life where I was forced to have a “face-to-face” with The Rock, I’d most likely wet myself. Multiple times.
By the way, Johnson also told the magazine that he may not appear in the ninth installment of the franchise, which is set to be released on April 10, 2020.
If you want to make sure your movie will be a success at the box office, what should you do? You should make sure either Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson or John Cena is starring in it. That’s all it takes.
And it looks like studios are now getting greedy by putting two in the same film. As most of you know, both Hart and Johnson are starring in the Jumanji reboot, which is scheduled to be released December 20, 2017. You know that film is going to be huge.
Now we are hearing rumors that the planned comedic movie reboot of Knight Rider might star Kevin Hart and John Cena. It’s being reported that Cena would play the titular character, Michael Knight, and Hart would voice the artificially intelligent vehicle KITT.
Neither star has signed a contract, but the studio wants them, and they will probably offer Cena and Hart lots of money. Even if they don’t end up getting the Hart/Cena combo, it gives you an idea of the tone they are looking for with this reboot: an action star with big muscles teaming up with a wimpy guy with a wicked sense of humor.
We haven’t seen Hart in that role before…
Maybe one day a studio will put all three of them in a movie! Throw in Vin Diesel too.
We all know Vin Diesel likes to hear himself talk. He has big ideas, and that’s great, but sometimes they don’t always work out.
Why are we giving you this warning? Well, because we don’t want you to get too excited about this possible Groot spin-off movie. Please remember that Diesel also believes Furious 7 should have won Best Picture at the Oscars.
During a recent interview with USA Today, the 49-year-old actor said:
“James Gunn has always wanted a Rocket and Groot movie. And I know that Disney is very much into being successful. And the most successful poster in Disney’s future is the poster that has ‘Groot vs. Hulk.’ … (The world) cannot wait to see it.”
You read that and think, “Damn! Disney will announce the spin-off next month!” But you should not think that. Director James Gunn also spoke with USA Today, and he said, “Vin has a lot of ideas. I don’t know where he comes up with these things! I love Vin.”
That’s the same thing a parent might say about their child who is always telling the neighbors crazy stories. “Oh that Vinny. We don’t know what we’re going to do with him. Such an imagination on that boy.”
It looks like Vin Diesel knew what he was doing when he decided to continue the Fast & Furious franchise. Even though the films are caricatures of what they once were, fans continue to pack the theaters every time a new installment is released.
The eighth film (Fate of the Furious) in the franchise was released this past weekend and it broke several records at the worldwide box office.
It took home an estimated $532.5 million worldwide to set the record for highest global box office opening ever. One interesting thing about this is that the film actually dropped off in North America.
You’ll remember that Furious 7 took home $147.2 million during its opening weekend in 2015. Fate of the Furious opened to just $100.2 million here in the states. It was the international market that saved the film.
It earned a ridiculous $432.3 million internationally in 63 foreign markets. $190 million of that coming from China, where the franchise is more popular than ever. That’s obviously great news for the franchise, but the studio is probably still a little disappointed by the decline here in the US.
Mainly because Hollywood studios only take 25% of Chinese ticket sales. According to Variety, that’s roughly half of what they earn in most major markets.
But when you’re bringing in a total of $532.5 million in your opening weekend, 25% vs. 50% doesn’t really matter as much.
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