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Fast and Furious in Space? Maybe…But Probably Not

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Fast and Furious in Space? Maybe…But Probably Not

Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and the rest of his “Fast and the Furious” family have come a long way, from their West Coast street racing days to…evading nuclear submarines across Arctic ice shelves, apparently. When it comes to outlandish ideas, however, it looks like the sky is the literal limit.

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“I get, ‘Are you going to space?,’ and, ‘Please, God, tell me you’re not going to space because you’ll lose me if you do,’” Chris Morgan, screenwriter for each “Fast and Furious” film since “Tokyo Drift,” said during an interview with UPROXX. He then added, “The only way I’d go to space is if I had something so good.”

Apparently, “good” is in the eye of the beholder. Morgan himself apparently then brainstormed an idea involving the merging of the racing franchise with another Vin Diesel-starring sci-fi actioner. No, not that one.

“What if Dom’s long lost brother, Richard B. Riddick showed up?” he suggested. “Oh my God, I think Dom and Riddick would be so awesome.”

In the end, it seems that there aren’t any immediate plans to launch The Rock on a rocket to beat down people into outer space, not that most everyone would probably pay to see that.

“Look, no plans for it right now, so hopefully people will be good with that,” Morgan said. “But, never say never. If we came up with the perfect thing and it made sense, it will be awesome.”

It should be noted that Morgan then legitimately made a rocket ship noise, so read into that as you will.

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Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film also stars returning franchise veterans Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell, joined by newcomers Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren. “The Fate of the Furious” opens April 14, 2017.