The central \u201cFast and Furious\u201d franchise will come to a conclusion after the 10th and 11th films, Variety has confirmed. Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth \u201cFast and Furious\u201d films, will return to direct the final two instalments and drive the franchise to the finish line after over two decades in theatres. This does not, however, necessarily mean that the \u201cFast and Furious\u201d cinematic universe is coming to an end. While the core storyline following Vin Diesel\u2019s Dominic Toretto and his family of fellow car-enthusiasts-turned-thieves-turned-physics-defying-superheroes will conclude after Lin directs the 11th instalment, spin-off movies based on \u201cFast and Furious\u201d characters are currently in development at Universal. The first of those endeavours, the creatively titled \u201cFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw\u201d starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, opened in 2019 and grossed over $759 million worldwide. Just $174 million of that total came from theatres in the U.S. and Canada, underlining just how crucial international grosses have become for this franchise especially. The highest grossing film in the franchise, 2015\u2019s \u201cFurious 7,\u201d made $1.16 billion from foreign grosses alone, and made more in China ($390.9 million) than it did from domestic grosses ($353 million). The latest film in the main \u201cFast & Furious\u201d series, the tersely titled \u201cF9,\u201d was originally supposed to debut earlier this year, but Universal pushed the project to Memorial Day 2021 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That film co-stars franchise regulars Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson, along with several actors who\u2019ve played memorable roles in past \u201cFast & Furious\u201d films, including Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron and especially fan favourite Sung Kang, who starred with Black in Lin\u2019s first franchise outing, 2006\u2019s \u201cThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.\u201d John Cena, meanwhile, makes his \u201cFast and Furious\u201d debut as Jakob, the newest villain and Dom\u2019s younger brother; music stars Cardi B and Ozuna will also appear. \u201cF9\u201d is the best example yet of one of the most enduring accomplishments of the \u201cFast & Furious\u201d movies, which launched in 2001 starring the late Paul Walker as an undercover cop infiltrating a band of criminals led by Diesel\u2019s Dom. Since that film became a surprise sensation, the \u201cFast and Furious\u201d movies have boasted easily the most racially and ethnically diverse casts in Hollywood history, especially for a global film franchise \u2014 and pre-dating similar efforts by Disney and Warner Bros.\u2019 comic book universes to expand beyond the standard white male heroes. Along with Lin, the majority of \u201cFast and Furious\u201d directors have also been people of colour, including the late John Singleton (2003\u2019s \u201c2 Fast 2 Furious\u201d), James Wan (\u201cFurious 7\u201d) and F. Gary Gray (2017\u2019s \u201cThe Fate of the Furious\u201d). As the industry continues to struggle with better representation both in front of and behind the camera, the \u201cFast and Furious\u201d movies proved how easily both can be done and wildly successful. Hopefully, those efforts won\u2019t end once the \u201cFast and Furious\u201d ignition is shut off.