Louis Leterrier, the director behind Fast X, has clarified comments made by Vin Diesel concerning a potential “trilogy” to close out the racing franchise. Fast X Part 1 premiered in May, and while it was conceived as the first of two films to finalise the franchise, Diesel suggested at the film’s premiere in Rome that we could expect two more.
“I can say this: going into making this movie, the studio had asked if this could be a two-parter, and after the studio saw this and when they saw part one, they said, ‘Could we make Fast X the finale, a trilogy?’” Diesel said at the time, courtesy of a story from GamesRadar.
“The one thing about Vin is like when he’s on a press line, he will say anything to get out of that press line,” responded to Diesel’s comments. “And I’m kind of like him and go, ‘Yeah, sure, we will go to the moon in the next one. Bye.’ And then you never forget!”
Leterrier reiterated that while another movie, a continuation to the events of Fast X Part 1, would be coming to cinemas in the future, the director did not confirm nor deny the concept of a potential trilogy. Instead, he said they would approach the series “one movie at a time.”
“I think the one thing that Hollywood keeps reminding us is that it’s one step at a time, put one foot forward at a time. Let’s count our blessings. We’re very lucky this movie was well-received and well-loved, people went to see it in a movie theater and now they’re going to see it at home. It’s one at a time.”
“I mean maybe what he was saying is that there’s 25 years of filmmaking and storytelling, three acts, two hours and two movies, between the last one and this one, might not be enough to tell the story that is needed, and that’s what we’re figuring out these days.”