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Vin Diesel promises final trilogy of ‘Furious’ films

Vin Diesel

Source: Universal Pictures

Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel says there are a few more rides to come for the action-packed franchise.

The 48-year-old actor recently told fans on Facebook that he plans to produce a final trilogy of films to end its run.

“Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision … they have been like family … I promised the studio I would deliver one last trilogy to end the saga,” he wrote in the post.

Diesel’s post comes amid reports that the heavily anticipated Furious 8, which current has a April 2017 release date, may be delayed because no director has signed on for the project thus far.

“My producing partner Neal [Moritz] would love for me to just sign off on a director, but this is too special a franchise, so these matters have to be very carefully handled,” Diesel said. “To be clear, NO ONE has been offered to helm Fast 8 yet … let alone seen a script.”

Diesel went on to promise fans that he will announce the directors of the final three movies in his next post.

The next director will undoubtedly have some big shoes to fill as the franchise’s previous movie, Furious 7, took in over $1.5 billion worldwide to rank as the fifth highest grossing movie ever.