With the first spinoff Hobbs & Shaw set to open this summer, THR is reporting that Universal Pictures is now considering options to expand the Fast & Furious franchise under its ‘Fast & Furious Presents’ banner.
According to the site, the studio and producers hope to grow the blockbuster franchise into a Marvel Studios-type universe, and are actively exploring other ideas “including a female-fronted spinoff built around Charlize Theron’s character Cipher from The Fate of the Furious.”
Theron’s cyber-terrorist villain remained at large by the end of Fate of the Furious, and at this point it’s unclear whether there are any plans to have the character return in either Fast & Furious 9 or Fast & Furious 10, which are reportedly going to bring the curtain down on the main series.
Naturally, Universal’s Fast & Furious universe plans hinge on the success of the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham-headlined Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which opens on August 2nd.
Are you interested in the prospect of a Cipher spinoff? What other Fast & Furious movies would you like to see? And does the franchise have any chance of replicating the MCU? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is being directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2) and will see the return of Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs), Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw) and Helen Mirren (Magdalene Shaw) alongside franchise newcomers Idris Elba (Luther), Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), and Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver). It is set for release on August 2nd 2019.