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Vin Diesel confirms release dates for the next Fast & Furious trilogy

Vin Diesel confirms release dates for the next Fast & Furious trilogy

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The next Fast & Furious movie — Fast 8 — isn't due to hit theater screens until April 2017, but the road ahead has already been mapped for the car-centric series. Vin Diesel has today confirmed that two more Fast & Furious movies will be coming after the eighth next year, rounding the franchise out to an even ten. Fast 8 will open on April 14th next year, while the as-yet-unnamed Fast 9 and Fast 10 will arrive in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

Diesel announced the official existence of Fast 9 and 10 on his Instagram page, after first promising to close the series out with a "final trilogy." In November last year, the actor and producer also told Variety that the Fast & Furious team was in the early stages of developing prequels, sequels, and spinoffs for the series. It's not clear whether Fasts 9 and 10 will be straight sequels or something else, but given Furious 7's impressive box office success, it'd be surprising if Diesel and his driving buddies called it quits there.

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Luke Hobbs, the improbably muscled military veteran played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is a candidate for his own spinoff movie, but with a huge cast and a long history, the movie's producers have a grab bag of ludicrous characters to choose from. You'll still have to wait until next year for your next Furious hit, but for the brave souls who want to watch the entire decalogy in one sitting, you might want to start preparing your body now for more than 15 hours of car chases, skydiving, drift racing, and achingly meaningful glances.