Friday Oct 25, 2019
Famed actor Keanu Reeves may be joining The Fast and the Furious franchise, according to a comment from the director of the series' upcoming and ninth instalment, Fast & Furious 9.
Reeves, who was scheduled to be a part of the 2019 Fast & Furious film, Hobbs & Shaw, but was unable to owing to scheduling issues, might be included in the upcoming film, producer Chris Morgan revealed in a recent interview with Comicbook.com.
Morgan told the publication that he had been trying to get the John Wick star "in the franchise for a while and it's always schedule doesn't work out or something happens".
"I would say I'm a huge, huge Keanu Reeves fan," the producer noted. He said they were in talks to get Reeves on board for Hobbs & Shaw but "at the end of the day, it just didn't manage to work out".
Morgan, who thinks The Matrix actor is "the coolest dude", said he would love to have him in the upcoming Fast & Furious 9, scheduled for a 2020 release.
He said: "Listen, would I love to see Keanu fighting with or against Hobbs & Shaw? Yes. Am I going to do everything I can to make that happen moving forward? Oh, yeah."
The franchise has earlier seen series regulars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, as well as other fan favourites like Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, and Kurt Russell, competing in nightly races and chasing cars.
"Down the road if you're lucky, and things work out, you get to work with them," the producer explained.
The franchise's loyal fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of the sequel, which has been in the pipeline for some time now. The last film in the franchise — which was not part of the main series and starred Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham — made quite the mark in the box office.
Given that Hobbs & Shaw had raked up over $750 million worldwide, with Reeves in the cast of Fast & Furious 9, the franchise's ninth instalment may easily eye a higher revenue.