Vin Diesel and Universal Pictures have announced release dates for the ninth and 10th films in the franchise, coming respectively in 2019 and 2021. Vin Diesel first teased the reveal Tuesday on Instagram. “Happy Toretto Tuesday… P.s. The studio has asked me to release some very big ‘Fast’ news… Give me a minute though, for I am still in that Xander state of Mind,” he wrote, referring to his work on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. A few hours later, Vin Diesel followed up with another photo, writing, “Xander returns…. As most of you know I like to stay in character for the most part when given the opportunity to make magic.
Vin Diesel had previously said he wanted the next film in the franchise, Fast 8, to be the first installment in a new trilogy. That film, said to be set in New York with some scenes potentially being shot in Cuba, will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 17, 2017.