Surprisingly, Not Everyone Wants a Sixth Fast & Furious Film
While Vin Diesel is out campaigning for an Oscar nomination, Fast Five is rapidly approaching the $150 million mark at the box office, less than two weeks after its release. It makes sense, then, that Universal is already working on a sixth installment of the franchise -- though curiously, not everyone involved with the franchise is anxious to get back behind the wheel.
The Los Angeles Times spoke to a few key members about the future of the Fast & Furious franchise, and at least one wasn't totally locked into returning.
"I want to see another ['Fast' film]. I want the journey to continue," said Justin Lin, who directed the last three Fast movies, but seems cautious about taking on a sixquel. "But I take it very seriously. And I would have to ask a big question: 'Why would we make another one? What would it be?' If neither of those things are answered, I shouldn't be a part of it. I have to be excited, because you get up at 4 in the morning and there's a lot to accomplish."
For his part, Paul Walker says he'll only return if Lin does. Vin Diesel, on the other hand, is ready to go with or without his director.
"I didn't start production on Fast Five until the studio proved they had the treatment for a sixth film," said Diesel. "When I returned to the franchise for the fourth film, I envisioned a trilogy following."
These responses raise one important question: When Universal presumably announces a sixth Fast film, do you think it can succeed if Justin Lin and Paul Walker decide to sit this one out?