Fast (or Furious) 9 is scheduled for a cinematic release on the 19th April 2019 while Fast (or Furious) 10 is scheduled for a cinematic release on the 2nd April 2021. Whether number ten will be the final film in the franchise or not will be speculated for the next few weeks I’m sure. Details on Fast 8 are unknown in terms of plot at the minute, which is being directed by F. Gary Gray. With the tenth instalment being released in 2021, this will mark the franchises 20th anniversary (and that will definitely make me feel old). The franchise itself thus far has made Universal around $3.9bn worldwide and shows no signs of slowing down.
While the announcement of future instalments make sense from a studios point of view considering the gigantic box office success of Furious 7 and the fact Vin Diesel has publicly stated that they planned to do another ‘trilogy’ of films after 7, it makes sense to put it out now in the pubic domain and set the record straight. I know a number of people don’t see the appeal to the franchise but I’ve enjoyed the films since Fast Five (which is still the peak for me) as its evolved from street racing to ridiculous heists.
Fast 8 will be released in April 2017.