Fast & Furious 9 may take place in outer space, franchise star Ludacris has suggested.
The rapper and actor, who plays mechanic Tej in the series, dropped the biggest hint yet that the long-running franchise may go intergalactic in its next movie.
During his interview on SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle radio show, presenter Julia Cunningham pondered how the franchise could up the stakes even further.
“I don’t even know, creatively, what they could come up with to wow us,” Cunningham said. “Space has to be involved, submarines… I can’t even imagine what happens in the next movie.”
In response, Ludacris teased that Cunningham may have guessed correctly.
“You just said something very important,” he replied. “I will say that you are very intuitive, cause you said something right, but I’m not going to give it away.”
“It was space, I said space!” Cunningham responded.
Covering his mouth, Ludacris then attempted to walk back his comment. “I don’t know what you said, you went hazy a little bit,” he joked.
In May, Fast & Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan teased that the franchise could go to space.
“I would never shoot down space,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “Never, never. I would literally never shoot down anything, as long as it hits the parameters: ‘Is it badass? is it awesome? Will the audience love it? And will it not break faith with the audience as they’re watching it?’ I’m down for whatever.”
Fast & Furious 9, which stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron and Ludacris, will be released 2 April, 2021, having been delayed by nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.