If you think Fast & The Furious 8, the latest instalment in Vin Diesel’s car wars saga, looks crazy just wait until you hear what could be on the cards for the sequel.
Despite starting out as a boy racer version of Point Break, the Fast & Furious franchise has evolved into something completely outlandish yet somehow irresistibly fun.
These days the flash cars share the screen with some of the most insane stunts you are ever likely to see on film and a greased up Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
It’s got to a point where some fans are even beginning to joke that the next logical step for the franchise would be to take the action into outer space.
But it would appear that the writers have definitely considered it and are, at the very least, trying to think of a way to get Vin Diesel to go where no street racer has ever gone before.
Speaking in an interview with Uproxx, Fast 8 screenwriter Chris Morgan revealed that the question of space travel is one that comes up.
“Look, I get all versions of [questions],” he said.
“I get, ‘Are you going to space?,’ and, ‘Please, God, tell me you’re not going to space because you’ll lose me if you do.’”
That doesn’t mean Morgan is against the idea of taking things into space. In fact, if anything it sounds like he’s been thinking long and hard about it.
“The only way I’d go to space is if I had something so good,” Morgan admitted.
It wouldn’t be the first time a franchise has headed into space either, with everyone from Roger Moore’s James Bond to Warwick Davis’ Leprechaun enjoying space-based sequels.
And if Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto does end up travelling into the outer galaxy, then Morgan isn’t ruling out the most insame crossover of all time involving a certain Pitch Black character.
“What if Dom’s long lost brother, Richard B Riddick showed up?” Morgan teased.
Dom Toretto and Riddick. Double the Vin Diesel.
Morgan may be speaking tongue-in-cheek here but, from the sounds of it, nothing is off the menu just yet for Fast & Furious.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.