Now it’s apparently Diesel’s mother broaching the subject.
On his Facebook page, Vin Diesel posted, “The fans of the Fast & Furious SAGA are the best fans in the world…”
If you check out the comment section, you’ll see Tyreese Gibson’s top comment in support of Diesel’s efforts of getting Cohen on board the Fast 8 train. “I promised the studio I would deliver one last trilogy to end the saga”, he wrote in the post. We know that when we re-team we will shock the world. And if Cohen isn’t down to return to the streets, Diesel might just sit in that director’s chair himself – that is, if his mom has anything to say about it. They always say “one last ride” and we end up with yet another one after, so of course there’s going to be an 8th, 9th and 10th film in this ridiculously popular series.
Recent reports have expressed Universal’s concern that Vin Diesel might nominate himself to fill the directorial void, speculation that the star teased in a new Facebook blast. He wants control over everything, but he’s not in control, the studio is.
Back to the matter of 8… “It’s their money. That being said, I’m sure it will work out”.
Meanwhile, THR that Diesel directing is probably not gonna happen, and that Cohen is not in the mix of directors, and that everyone is waiting for the script to come in before any more moves are made. I believe that [Rob] can and would reset the franchise nicely, returning to what was the core of the film in the beginning… racing.
Not to mention, given Walker’s untimely passing two years ago, Diesel feels that Cohen “would also handle the Brian O’connor [sic] issue with integrity, given that he and David Ayer were the ones who initially created that beloved character in the first place”.
“Fast and Furious 8” is still looking for a director but Vin Diesel, who stars in the movies as Dominic Toretto, has announced that the film will be the first installment in an epic trilogy, which is being readied as a conclusion to the franchise.
Again, we make these films with Our hearts. Cohen, of course, is considered one of the most decent guys in town.
Since that first film, Cohen has not yet returned to the director seat for the franchise that he helped to establish.
While making “Fast and Furious 8” is a no-brainer, the movie has encountered a major problem before starting the production.