Christopher Nolan Is Secretly Perfect To Reboot Fast & Furious (Seriously)

Christopher Nolan Is Secretly Perfect To Reboot Fast & Furious (Seriously)

Fast and Furious is ending with Fast & Furious 10 and 11, and Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan is the perfect director to somehow continue or reboot the franchise – as strange as that might sound. More than 20 years after The Fast and the Furious, the story of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and his family of pilots has taken many unexpected turns and is now a blockbuster franchise comparable to Marvel and Star Wars. Following a tradition of other famous franchises, Fast 10 and 11 will be a two-part finale.

Initially, long-time Fast and Furious director Justin Lin was set to direct Fast & Furious 10 and 11. In fact, Fast & Furious 10, officially titled Fast X, had already started principal photography when Justin Linn stepped out of the movie and its sequel due to creative differences. The Incredible Hulk and Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier was chosen to replace Linn in Fast 10, but it’s still not possible to say if Leterrier will also direct Fast 11.

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The never-ending increase in the scope and the scale of the Fast and Furious movies led to record-breaking box office performances, but it also led to the films being more and more expensive. The departure of Justin Lin and the reportedly $300 million budget for Fast & Furious 10 proves that, despite the commercial success, it may be the time for the current Fast and Franchise saga to end, but that doesn’t mean that the franchise cannot continue in some way. Should Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto and other iconic Fast and Furious characters not return to the franchise after Fast 11, it would take a director with an eye for creative action and who is not afraid of reinventing an established franchise. Such a description perfectly fits Christopher Nolan.

Christopher Nolan Is A Fan Of Fast & Furious

Christopher Nolan has gone on record saying that he is a fan of the Fast and Furious movies. During an interview for the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Nolan made sure to point out the original film, The Fast and the Furious, as a favorite. He also added that he has a soft spot for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Nolan highlighted how the Fast and Furious franchise got bigger with each installment, noting that this is not the problem that some people make it seem. Audiences usually want more from a sequel than what they got in the first movie, especially in terms of action and set pieces, and that is something both the Fast and Furious franchise and Christopher Nolan himself understood early on.

Dom Toretto’s Story Ends With Fast 11 (But Fast & Furious Can Continue)

Vin Diesel Dom Toretto

Although every Fast and Furious movie since Fast & Furious (2009) ended up being a commercial success, with Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious both breaking the billion-dollar barrier, there were many opportunities for the story of Vin Diesel’s Dom, Paul Walker’s Brian, and their family to be wrapped up. For example, the car heist in Fast Five ended with the entire crew becoming millionaires and living the dream life, and all the other following Fast and Furious movies, with the exception of Furious 7, ended with some sort of confraternization. The Fast and Furious’ ending, for the sake of the quality of the films, has been long overdue, and it is a good thing Fast 10 and 11 will bring a conclusion to the story. That said, at a time when many studios struggle to launch new franchises, it would be no surprise if Universal keeps the Fast and Furious franchise alive past Fast 11, whether in the form of spinoffs, a sequel, or a complete reboot.

Christopher Nolan’s Fast & Furious Movie Would Be Perfect After Fast 11

The Fast and Furious franchise will need to be reinvented if it wants to continue past Fast 11, and that would be the perfect opportunity for someone like Christopher Nolan to step into the saga. Not only is Nolan a fan of the movies, but he also acknowledges how Fast and Furious is constantly escalating its action sequences, which is something that Nolan also does in his movies. The Batmobile chase in Batman Begins, the train sequence in Inception, and the reverse car chase in Tenet are some of the examples of Christopher Nolan’s eye for practical action on the big screen. As such, Nolan would be able to keep evolving the action in Fast and Furious while also bringing back some level of realism that has been lost since Fast Five. Nolan is no stranger to reinventing franchises, and he could make a new iteration of Fast and Furious work after Fast 11 in the same way he managed to create the Dark Knight trilogy after the disastrous Batman & Robin.

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