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Fast & Furious: Jordana Brewster & Ludacris talk female-centric spin-off

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The cast of Fast & Furious 9 has been making the promotional rounds since the film opened early overseas and now they're continuing their promotional blitz as the film is set for domestic release on June 25, 2021. There has been talk about the next two films being the conclusion of the main saga but there have also been discussions about spinoffs that will keep the Fast franchise going. Hobbs & Shaw has a sequel in development and there is a female-centric spin-off in the works as the ladies take center stage in Fast & Furious 9. While promoting the latest installment, Jordana Brewster and Ludacris are sharing their thoughts on the ladies leading their very own Fast film.

During a Sirius XM Town Hall hosted by Jess Cagle and Julia Cunningham, Jordana Brewster and Ludacris both said they're ready for the women of the franchise to take control. Ludacris said "The girls need a spin-off. That's what needs a spin-off. All the bad a**, kick-a** women that are in this film, what's who deserves it." Following the Ludacris seal of approval, Brewster gave a more detailed response:

"That would be awesome, I've heard those rumors. Yeah, I think that would be incredible. Think about all the people we could bring back, Eva Mendes, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Michelle Rodriguez. It would be really, really cool. I can't speak to the discussions but I think it would be awesome so fingers crossed."

Vin Diesel promised back in 2019 that a "female protagonist driven spin-off" of the Fast & Furious was in some kind of development. The following year, Diesel offered up an update on the project and he said "I've created a female spinoff. And that script comes in next month, so we will see." Since then, we haven't heard much but there could be a good reason for that. Diesel gave the update in February 2020 and then, the following month, COVID-19 came in like a hurricane and changed everything. Fast & Furious 9 was shifted off its Memorial Day weekend release date in 2020 and we all know what happened after that as the film is finally seeing its release in the U.S. next week. I'm sure the Fast 9 delay put a delay on the final installment which likely pushed back development on the female spin-off.

A female-led spinoff really isn't a bad idea. The films already have a goldmine of female talent and I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to add more to a franchise that could possibly be a worldwide phenomenon much like the film series that spawned it. Vin Diesel has been good about keeping his word when it comes to the Fast saga and he clearly wants this idea to move forward. Fast & Furious 9 lets the ladies in on the action more than ever before and that has a lot to do with the persistence of Michelle Rodriguez who didn't want the women to just be talking heads. Rodriguez wanted all of the women to get their hands dirty while also giving them depth and judging from their high praise of the ninth film, it seems like they all got their wish.

What are YOUR thoughts on a female-centric Fast & Furious spin-off?

Source: SiriusXM

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