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Fast & Furious 10, the beginning of the end for the franchise: why it’s better that it ends now

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Fast & Furious 10 is part of the finale of The Fast Saga, but it won’t be the final chapter, per se. There will also be Fast 11, the two acting together as a two-part conclusion to the Fast & Furious series. However, Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, will not be returning.

Both the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises ended with two-part stories, and while the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still ongoing, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame effectively functioned as a two-part story for the Infinity Saga. The Fast Saga might end somewhat differently, with Fast & the Furious 10 and Fast 11 not being filmed “in parallel” and therefore probably not having the same time frame between chapters. It remains to be seen what will actually happen.

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Fast & Furious 10, the first “big end” movie

As for why the Fast & the Furious franchise will end with Fast 11, the numbers in theaters speak for themselves, although F9 did have decent, but not spectacular, box office numbers compared to the earlier films.

As Vin Diesel, who is also an executive producer of the series, explained, Fast 11, which concludes the series, comes at the right time. “Every good story needs an ending; every book you read has a final chapter; that’s the nature of storytelling,” the actor added.

The idea of The Fast Saga having an absolute finale with Fast & Furious 10 and 11 is just one of the franchise’s many unexpected achievements. The first Fast & Furious films in the series were largely standalone stories, such as The Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, which didn’t have the same narrative structure or commercial dominance that it would have had later, had it come out.

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So, in conclusion, all good things must come to an end at some point. Fans of the franchise shouldn’t feel saddened by the decision, but rather glad that the people behind it know when to stop so as to deliver a truly epic finale that will be remembered for years to come.

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