We might have an extra year to wait for Fast & Furious 9 thanks to the Dwayne Johnson / Jason Statham spinoff Hobbs and Shaw nabbing a 2019 release date, but actor and producer Vin Diesel has teased fans that the next instalment – said to be the penulimate – will be even bigger than previous entries in the series.
““It does get bigger,” shared Diesel. “I just got off the phone with Justin Lin, who is directing Fast 9 and Fast 10, and I can’t tell you how excited he is. We haven’t been to Africa, I can tell you that. And we are long overdue.”
It had been previously reported that Justin Lin – who directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth instalments of the franchise – was in talks to return for the next two movies, but this marks the first official confirmation that he’ll be back in the director’s chair.
Fast & Furious 9 is slated for release on April 10th 2020, with Hobbs and Shaw set to open on July 26th 2019.