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Fate of the Furious Writer Answers the Very Important Question, “Will They Eventually Go to Space?”

These days, you could say that the Fast and the Furious franchise is larger than life. What started out as a fun little action film about brotherhood and cars has now become a superhero-like spectacle with cars jumping from building to building and submarines plunging through ice.

Each new film seems to ask the rhetorical question, “How do we top the last one?” For some, the obvious answer is space. Longtime franchise writer Chris Morgan has a few ideas about that, but it may not be what fans were expecting.

“Well, OK, imagine this: someone comes to Dominic Toretto. His long-lost relative … Riddick! The fate of the universe depends on them working together!” he said, according to SlashFilm. But let’s be real: It’s not gonna happen.  “No, the answer is no. We’re not going to space. I mean, never say never. We’re definitely not going to space, but how fun would that be to put Riddick and Dominic Toretto together? It would be hilarious! I think Riddick would like Dom, actually. I think they’d find common ground.” Funny.

I mean, the franchise is already stretching the limits of belief on Earth, so it doesn’t make sense to suddenly turn them into space traveling astronauts. We can barely handle regular working wifi let alone a bunch of civilians gallivanting off the planet in shiny, car-shaped rockets.

He added: “One random thing, too. I hear that same thing about space —like, ‘You couldn’t go to space because if you go to space, then that’s where you lose me.’ So we hear that from fans a lot. Also, time travel and dinosaurs. Those things do jump the shark for everybody as well. Although how fun would it be for Dom to find Marty McFly’s DeLorean?”

Uhhh … soft pass? The Fate of the Furious heads to theaters on April 14.

(via SlashFilm, image: screencap)

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