In June, Vin Diesel confirmed that the Fast & Furious franchise would be ending after its 11th movie. And his reason was “all good things must come to an end.” The crew has officially begun pre-production for the final movie. And in a touching Instagram post, Diesel shared a heartfelt moment between his son and the film’s director.
“I know people are going to feel like it doesn’t have to end. But I think all good things should,” he continued. “There are reasons for a finale. I think this franchise has deserved it.”
The franchise began in 2001. And every release has been a blockbuster hit, with the two latest movies earning over $1 billion at the box office. The cast top cast members are Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Jason Statham, and the late Paul Walker. Johnson walked away from the story in 2017 after The Fate of the Furious. But he has continued to play Hobbs in the spinoff series Hobbs and Shaw.
“This franchise was born from the pavement, from the concrete,” Vin Diesel added. “The world just championed this underdog to a place where it has already surpassed all of these other franchises. But the franchise has a soul, and that soul has to rest.”
‘Fast’ Director Share’s a Touching Moment with Vin Diesel’s Son
Vin Diesel’s children have grown to love the Fast & Furious sage. So when they heard their dad was ending the story, they were heartbroken. During a June 10th interview with the AP, he said that his daughter began crying when he told her the news.
When pre-production began, Diesel took his son to the crew’s first meeting. And in an Instagram post, Diesel told a story about his son’s plight to “make FX… biblical.”
In the caption, Diesel said that “the whole universal team” showed up for a 48-hour pre-production meeting.
“Everyone brought so much magic for the film that begins filming after the first of the year,” he wrote.
And one of his most “profound” takeaways was a black and white photo of his son, Vincent, talking to director Justin Lin. In the picture, Vincent had just asked why they had to end the franchise. And Diesel said the two shared a heartfelt moment with Vincent telling Lin to make sure the movie is “biblical.”
Though Vin Diesel did not tell his followers about the conversation, he did say that the Fast & Furious 11 will be “special.”
“We all know that this finale to the saga will be a special one,” he continued. “But you could never imagine the work, the care that has gone into this final chapter. After all, it is the saga’s goodbye… to the best fans any film or franchise has ever known.