F&F 9 is just around the corner and actor/ producer Vin Diesel just spilt some big beans for the Fast Universe’s 10th movie.
Highlights! Vin Diesel’s Big Surprise For Fans In Fast & Furious 10 Is Surely Keanu Reeves
- Vin Diesel spills the beans in latest interview
- Longterm Fast & Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan’s fervent desire
- Dwayne Johnson’s revelations about Hobbs & Shaw just missing out on Keanu Reeves
- The role that makers have in mind for Keanu Reeves in Fast & Furious 10
What started with a low-profile standalone movie with virtually unknown Vin Diesel and Paul Walker almost two decades ago has today become one of the biggest and most lucrative movie franchises on Earth. The Fast and Furious movies have since roped in some of the most famous Hollywood faces – from Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham to Gal Gadot, Cardi B and John Cena.
Now, in the run-up to F9, Vin Diesel has given fans another heavy dose of adrenaline to swallow. While talking to entertainment portal ET, F9 producer Vin Diesel promised that a big surprise is coming the way of the F&F franchise fans and while he can’t reveal a name yet, it’s going to be “awesome”.
Vin Diesel promised a big surprise coming fans’ way in F&F 10. While he did’t reveal a name yet, he did say it’s going to be “awesome”.
Now then, before the rumor mill goes all out, we have the right to place out bets. And with conviction, we can say that the surprise package that Vin Diesel is referring to is none other than the internet’s global darling Keanu Reeves.
The Unending Keanu Reeves and Fast & Furious Saga
It is no secret that the Fast and Furious makes have been long trying to rope in Keanu Reeves for one of the projects. In fact, the franchise’s faithful scriptwriter Chris Morgan had recently told Screen Rant that he had tried hard to persuade Matrix and John Wick star Keanu Reeves to join the F9.
However, the hardest thing when casting a superstar like Keanu Reeves came in the way of Morgan fulfilling his long-standing desire – Timing and Competing Schedules. Back then, Keanu Reeves was busy filming for the next John Wick and the Bill and Ted Sequel. Right now, Reeves is busy shooting for Matrix 4 in San Francisco. But it’s finally falling in line for the F&F Franchise as the global superstar will be available to come on board when F10 goes into production.
Dwayne Johnson’s Revelations about Hobbs & Shaw
Morgan and F&F’s Keanu quest was also the topic of talks last year. Dwayne Johnson revealed that Reeves was extremely close to being a part of the F&F spinoff Hobbs & Shaw starring Johnson and Jason Statham. The role that writer Chris Morgan has decided for Keanu Reeves was of the Director of Terror group Eteon.
However, when the timings didn’t match and the schedule didn’t work out, the team decided to leave the character open for Keanu Reeves to come on board in a future movie. Instead of a face, they relied on just a voice and keeping the identity secret. Such is the conviction of the Fast & Furious family to have Reeves on board. Thankfully now we look destined to seeing Keanu Reeves alongside Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, John Cena, and others whenever Fast 10 happens.
The Character Keanu Reeves will play in Fast and Furious 10
As per Morgan, the other hard part of roping in Keanu Reeves in the franchise was “designing” the right premise and role together. That is exactly what’s left now for the makers to achieve the dream of Keanu Reeves in one of those fast cars performing furious stunts.
The Dwayne Johnson interview from 2019 also explained how Keanu Reeves was the goal. But he didn’t quite fit in either Hobbs & Shaw or F9. However, Johnson mentioned that keeping the Eteon director’s identity a mystery “wound up being the best thing”. Thus, it helps the makers leave the role “open for the future”, if and when Keanu Reeves comes into the fold.