Fast 9 has taken a long time to get together, but it will be worth it. That film will mark the first in a trilogy set to end the entire franchise of blockbuster films. Jason Statham is not back for Fast 9, but there’s hope for 10 and 11.
While talking to MovieWeb, Jason Statham game a lot of hope concerning Deckard Shaw’s eventual return to the Fast franchise. He wants to come back for the final two films.
“I’d love to come back for those couple of movies. It’s thin ice that I’m skating on if I talk about what’s going to happen in the next movies. But I know [F9 director] Justin Lin, I know him really well, and it was funny, when I came on to do the cameo in 6, he never turned up to 7 and 8, and they’re the ones that I did, so we’re destined to do something bigger. It’s great to work with Vin and all the other characters, I’ve made some great friends on that movie, and I really love the film franchise itself. I think it’s a global success for all the right reasons. To be a part of it is just a great privilege. So if they want me in the next ones, I’ll be there.”
We previously reported that Jason Statham has been pulling for a return to the Fast franchise. They only have a couple of movies left and he obviously doesn’t want to get left out. John Cena’s insertion as the new bad guy in Fast 9 could also open the door for a couple of absolutely loaded films in the pipeline.