Lin has directed four Fast and Furious films beginning with 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He last helmed 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. The Lin-directed F9 is currently in post-production, with the release having been pushed back by Universal to May 2021 from a 2020 release due to the pandemic theatrical closures.
Vin Diesel will lead the remaining franchise films, likely to be joined by recurring Fast castmembers Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel.
While the core Fast franchise may be driving off into the sunset, there will still be room to build out the universe. The first Fast spin-off hit theaters in 2019 with the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham starring Hobbs & Shaw. Both a Hobbs & Shaw sequel and a female-fronted spinoff have been talked about by members of the production.
The Fast franchise, which began in 2001, has made $5.89 billion globally, with that figure including the 2019 spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. The most recent installment of the core franchise, 2017’s Fate of the Furious, grossed $1.23 billion.
Lin, whose production banner is based at Uni, is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer.