AceShowbiz - Vin Diesel has seemingly confirmed the return of two major contributors in "The Fast and the Furious" film franchise. During a Facebook Live on Wednesday, October 25, the 50-year-old actor revealed that he's working on something "top secret" involving Jordana Brewster and director Justin Lin, the latter of whom is in "advanced talks" to return to the helmer's chair.
In addition to teasing details from the "kick-ass set" of the next installment of the racing-turned-heist film series, Vin dubbed Justin, who directed the third to sixth "Fast" films, a "forefather" and "architect" of the movie franchise. "Guess who the director is! You're not going to believe this... the one responsible for resurrecting this beautiful saga. Justin Lin!" the muscled actor shouted.
"It's Justin Lin! And the crowd goes wild," Vin said upon revealing Justin's presence. "It's a three-point shot that made 9 and 10 incredible. You wanted 9 and 10 to be incredible." Amid the ongoing feud between his co-stars Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Vin continued, "We've heard your concerns about the saga and where it needs to arrive in its final chapters."
"Justin Lin is so old school, he's so part of the DNA of the 'Fast' mythology, that while we're on set today, the one person he wanted to be here immediately, just as he started to feel that sense of Dom, that sense of Toretto, that sense of the 'Fast and Furious' universe and the responsibility of that... he wanted someone who is a part of the brotherhood, when you go past gender," he continued. "He wanted someone very important to be here, and it's someone you all have been asking for."
Vin then panned the camera to Jordana. "It feels like no time has passed at all!" shared the Mia Toretto depicter. "This is so exciting.... There's nobody more Torretto than my sister, Jordana Brewster, who is Mia Torretto," Vin gushed. "And those of you who know the franchise know how much of a badass she is."
Vin also shared a heartwarming photo from the set of what could be "Fast and Furious 9". "On the road back to our roots... Family reunited!" so he captioned the snap featuring him, his on-screen sister and the helmer.
"Fast 9" will mark Justin's fifth movie in the franchise. He directed "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006), "Fast and Furious" (2009), "Fast Five" (2011) and "Fast and Furious 6" (2013). The ninth film is set for an April 10, 2020 release in the U.S., while "Fast and Furious 10" will follow on April 4, 2021. Additionally, an untitled Fast and Furious spin-off starring The Rock and Jason Statham will arrive first on July 26, 2019.