'Fast & Furious' franchise will come to an end with 11th film

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By The New ALT 105.3

As we await the delayed ninth "Fast & Furious" film, "F9," it's now been revealed the franchise will get two more films before driving off into the sunset.

According to Variety, the eleventh film will be its last, though that won't necessarily mean the end of films in the "Fast & Furious" universe. Universal is already working on several spin-off projects following the success of the 2019 film "Hobbs & Shaw."

Justin Lin will be back to direct the final two films after being at the helm for the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth ones.

The franchise has been a massive box office success globally since the initial film's release back in 2001. The most successful film in the series is "Furious 7," which earned over $1 billion globally in 2015.

After being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, "F9" is currently set to premiere in May 2021.

The latest edition will introduce John Cena & Cardi B to the cast along with franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson.

"F9" will also see the return of Charlize Theron as cyberterrorist Cipher, a role she originated in the 2017 film "The Fate of the Furious."