Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges has teased that the Fast and Furious franchise could continue after the film series finishes with the upcoming tenth and two-parter film, Fast X. In an interview with Fatherly, Bridges, who plays Tej Parker, confirmed that the upcoming two-parter will serve as a definitive ending to the long-running franchise – which launched with The Fast and the Furious in 2001. Bridges will be returning for both films.
“All great things come to an end,” Bridges said about the conclusion to the Fast series. He confirmed that they were “shooting Fast 10 now, and that is the final chapter. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone forever, right? Look at Jurassic Park. That ended.” he continued. “But they reinvigorated it in another way. So I hope the Fast franchise will live on forever.”
He further expressed his desire to appear in a Mission Impossible film. The rapper-turned-actor said that if “there’s anything that I’m a fan of that I’d like to be a part of, it’s that.” Bridges first appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and later in Fast Five, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, and most recently, F9.
Fast 10 Part 1 is due for release in UK and US cinemas on May 19, 2023, with Part 2 rumoured for release sometime in 2024. While the flagship series will soon race across the finish line, there’s every opportunity for the Fast cinematic universe to expand with spin-offs, prequels, and more.
In 2019, the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off took the first step away from the main franchise – featuring Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). The duo reluctantly teamed up to take on Idris Elba’s former-MI6 agent turned super-villain Brixton Lore.
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