WORLD SAVED: Justin Lin Directing FAST & FURIOUS 9 and 10

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Vin Diesel is Magic

It happened.

Vin Diesel announced via Facebook Live today that not only will the next, vital installment in the Fast & The Furious franchise arrive, but we now know who is behind the wheel.

Director Justin Lin, responsible for the absolute best entries in the series (and one of the best action movies of the century), will be returning for both the 9th and 10th entries in the series proper. Ostensibly, this will complete the story of the Fast Fambly, or at least the story of those not named Hobbs or Shaw.

But Vin wasn’t done blessing our timelines and lives just yet. He also announced that a series mainstay, absent for the most recent film, would return to the series. Jordana Brewster will return to the series as Mia, filling our hearts with joy as she fills the Fambly’s stomachs with horrible tuna sandwiches. What this development portends as to the fate of Brian (the late Paul Walker) in the series timeline is anyone’s guess. Maybe the excuse for her return sans Brian or the kiddos will be food-borne illness?

You’ll have to wait and see when Fast & Furious 9 arrives in 2020. The Lewton Bus crew could not be more excited.

Now if the Dads would just stop fighting!

 

woohoo

Man is inherently good

 

  • This news has corrected all physical and emotional ailments and also prepared a pizza for my dinner. It also vacuumed the house and walked the dog.

    • ryanrochnroll

      This news put fresh money in my bank account and told my boss I’m on vacation.

  • Lilgreenman

    My proposal: Lin brings along his new pal Chris Pine to be the villain of the movie. Imagine him having to go up against Vin, or the Rock, or Tyrese.

  • This is obviously amazing news, but my other big takeaway from that Facebook feed is that Vin is a big old dork. I mean, I already knew that, but I like seeing it in action.

    • ryanrochnroll

      His facebook is a constant stream of sweet gooberosity

  • ryanrochnroll

    Following Adam’s lead, here are people I want in this franchise’s final entries:
    Keanu

    • Andrew Clark

      -entire world nods along, mumbles agreement-

  • Andrew Clark

    I think it’s really lovely that Lin, who brought the series to prominence and molded it alongside the fambly and Chris Morgan into its current mega-status, will see it home, as well. Can’t wait for this.

    I also love Jordana Brewster and honestly think she’s great in these films (her and Paul Walker are adorable together). It will be sad that she won’t have Walker to flirt with but I always enjoyed when Mia helped alongside the mayhem (I love the smirk she has helping break Dom out of jail at the beginning of Five).

  • dianec

    This is the best bit of film news we got today. For a few weeks this seemed a little shaky.

    • Andrew Clark

      Agreed. I got swept up in Tyrese’s downward spiral that the rest of the franchise would implode with Rock Fever. This is great and confident news that the last two movies will rock.

  • Butts Carlton