“Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision… they have been like family,” wrote Diesel. “I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga.” The previous trilogy was said to have begun with Fast 5, so Furious 8 would be the beginning of that final set of films.
Diesel also commented on the search for the next film’s director, a seemingly difficult task. “My producing partner Neal would love for me to just sign off on a director, but this is too special a franchise,” Diesel explained. “So these matters have to be very carefully handled. To be clear, NO ONE has been offered to helm Fast 8 yet… let alone seen a script.” Notice he referred to the film as “Fast 8,” which may yet be the title as Fast & Furious films can easily alternate between their two word options.
He also promise his next post will reveal the name of the person, or persons, hired to direct the film.