Producers of the bewilderingly popular car-based movie franchise Fast & Furious have indicated that they will be limiting the series and any spin-offs to “only fifty films”.
The studio behind the seemingly endless number of sequels has expressed with sadness that they can probably craft “only another fifty or so films” after the latest instalment, Hobbs And Shaw, which is released in the UK this week.
Executive producer Chuck Williams announced on social media, “With the first spin-off film and technically ninth movie in the franchise coming out this week, we would like to announce that we will be cutting the series short.
“We know that this announcement will bring great sadness to cinema-goers and movie critics worldwide, but we wouldn’t want to get to the point where we are churning out generic action movies just for the sake of it and boring fans as a result.
He added, “I would like to apologise that our much-loved franchise will have to draw to a close so soon, but Dwayne Johnson seems to be bulking up bigger for each movie and it could get to the point where he’ll be physically too large to actually get into a car.
“It is important to know when to call it a day, and I reckon if we cap it at fifty films then we will be sticking to our motto of quality over quantity.
“Sixty at the absolute most.”
There are unconfirmed rumours that the next film will be called ‘Fast & Furious 10: Just Give Us Your Money, Prick’ and is scheduled for a summer 2020 release.