EntertainmentVin Diesel teases return to series roots in 'Fast and Furious 11'

Vin Diesel teases return to series roots in 'Fast and Furious 11'

"Fast and Furious" will start for the eleventh time
"Fast and Furious" will start for the eleventh time
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8:54 AM EDT, May 22, 2024

Work on the final part of "Fast and Furious" is underway. Many viewers can no longer stand this car epic. Interest in the series is declining, but it remains one of the most popular film franchises. Vin Diesel shared a short video from the set of "Fast and Furious 11."

After the premiere of the tenth part of "Fast and Furious," Tim Grierson from "Screen Daily" wrote that for some time now, filmmakers had been heading to a place where the laws of physics, logic, and psychology do not exist. He added that they had finally managed to reach the 'heart of darkness,' crossing all boundaries of decency and intoxicating themselves and the viewers with fumes of absurdity.

Reviewers have long pointed out that the car series has reached a point where the only reasonable move would be to pull the handbrake. Hollywood producers generally do not favor such solutions; however, the crushing criticism of the tenth part of the film, and especially the disappointing financial result, led to decisions to change the vision of the ending and return to the roots of the series.

Vin Diesel shared a behind-the-scenes video with fans, confirming a return to the roots. The star showed the car that Brian used in the first part of the movie. The return of Paul Walker's character, who tragically died in 2013, is also anticipated by many fans, with computer technology said to assist in this.

Another incredible day of shooting. For all of you that really, really know the 'Fast and Furious' franchise you can only imagine what this car evoked. That was the first car that came across in this franchise, and I need to say that it holds a special place in my heart, Diesel said.

The premiere of the eleventh part of "Fast and Furious" has been postponed to the summer of 2026. Let's recall that "Fast and Furious 10" became the 5th highest-grossing film of 2023, earning $704 million worldwide. While this may seem like a great result, the seventh part of the series managed to earn nearly twice as much. Additionally, "Fast X" turned out to be one of the most expensive productions in the history of cinema ($340 million), which meant that the profits from the film's distribution in theaters were minimal (remember that about 50% of ticket sales revenue goes to the producers).

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