Its latest entry may have broken box office records by racking up the highest-grossing global opening weekend ever, beating even Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but apparently the makers of the insanely successful Fast & Furious franchise like to hedge their bets before cracking on with each new instalment.
In a new interview with comingsoon.net, producer Neal Moritz – who has overseen the whole eight-part franchise – said that he still likes to take it one movie at a time.
There aren't even treatments yet for 9 and 10.
"No, nope. We have a lot of ideas, but to be honest, I kind of am the one constantly saying to people, 'One great movie at a time. Let's make it great and then work on 9,'" he explained.
"Other people want to think farther ahead. I really want to just concentrate on them one at a time. I don't even believe there's a 9 until 8 comes out, or there'll be 10 until 9 comes out. That is not the mindset.
"I believe that we've got to prove to the audience each time that there's a reason for them to come back for the next one."
We're going to say that enormo box office is reason enough, not to mention some cheeky twists and shifts in 8 that are bound to leave fans begging for more.
He does at least say there's an arc planned for 8, 9 and 10 that will make them feel like their own trilogy within the series.
"I think it's because of the way we're going to end the whole thing. I think it's all leading up to something that will be really, really interesting and cool and emotional," he added.
As if the others weren't emotional enough...
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