The Fate of the Furious has broken box office records with the biggest opening weekend ever, bringing in 532.5 million dollars. Pretty impressive for a movie that is eighth in a series that has been around for sixteen years. But there will be some down shifting.
The Fast and the Furious franchise is expected to end after two more movies, making it a total of 10. There has been talk of a spin-off for Johnson’s character Luke Hobbs. It also confirms what Vin Diesel has said previously, about The Fate of the Furious being the start of a new trilogy within the series.
One has to wonder whether the studio will want the movies to continue after the tenth film, since they are clearly so successful. Perhaps the rumored Luke Hobbs spin-off will be enough to satisfy that need. Or at some point down the line there could be an attempt to revive The Fast and the Furious franchise with new characters. Only time will tell.