It probably won’t, but it isn’t totally, hypothetically, 100 per cent off the table. And that’s good enough for us.
If these cars can drive on ice, why not fly through space? Image: Universal
“Fast and Furious in space” is a joke fans have been making for years. With each sequel, the franchise gets exponentially crazier so, at some point, space would be the only option left, right? Ha ha, very funny, we’ve all heard it. Even franchise writer Chris Morgan has heard it. And he isn’t totally opposed to it.
“Look, no plans for it right now, so hopefully people will be good with that,” Morgan told Uproxx. “But, never say never. If we came up with the perfect thing and it made sense, it will be awesome.”
What would be a “perfect thing?” Morgan, who has written every Fast and Furious film since Tokyo Drift (that’s the third one), had a wild idea.
“What if Dom’s long-lost brother, Richard B. Riddick, showed up?” Morgan said. “Oh my God, I think Dom and Riddick would be so awesome.”
Riddick, of course, is another famous Vin Diesel character who just so happens to exist in space. Morgan is also one of the people responsible for Universal’s upcoming Monsters cinematic universe, so knowing that, the idea of linking Riddick and Fast and Furious becomes slightly more plausible. Highly, highly unlikely, but plausible.
The eighth film in the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, opens April 14. It’s the first of a planned three-film trilogy to close out the franchise at 10 films.