And there's always outer space…
Despite some arguments that the Fast and Furious series should end soon, that feels like wishful -- possibly delusional -- thinking. As one of the few mega-franchises that's not based on a piece of pre-existing intellectual property (a la James Bond, Marvel, DC, or Star Wars), there's simply too much money to be made from these movies. Fate of the Furious ends with Dom naming his son Brian, effectively setting the stage for Fast and Furious: The Next Generation or Fast and Furious Babies. Both would probably test well.
As the stunts in the series have gotten more elaborate and surreal, the discourse online surrounding the movies has also gotten sillier. During the most recent press tour, nearly every cast and crew member has been asked about the possibility of a Fast and Furious film in space, a rumor that started as a joke but looks like it could become a fan-service reality. "The only way I'd go to space is if I had something so good," said writer Chris Morgan in a recent interview with Uproxx. It's clearly on his mind.
This all sounds fun in theory, but a trip to space would likely only heighten the problems that exist in Fate of the Furious: the over-reliance on spectacle, the increasingly byzantine plotting, and the action sequences that don't require the stars to be in the same room together. My possibly naive hope is that in the next 10 -- hell, maybe even 20 -- years there will be an effort to scale back the franchise to its original Point Break rip-off roots. Think of what Casino Royale did for the Bond series. Or, probably even more likely, imagine a Creed-like movie where a young racer, possibly Tyrese's son, seeks out an old grizzled Dom for one last job.
Space might be the future, but at some point this series has to come crashing back to Earth.