Diesel says the team behind the Fast series is in the preliminary stages of developing prequels and spinoffs. He does not say which characters would get their own standalone films, but in the past, Dwayne Johnson has hinted that he’d like to see his character, Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs, branch out into independent adventures.
We’ve written out story lines for various characters. “We’ve been playing with it for a long time. It’s a very rich property and we’re committed to treating it with a lot of class.
Diesel says the three Fast and Furious sequels will be different in tone from the adventures that preceded them.
We have a director [F. Gary Gray] who is going to bring the darkness out and bring out the character.
Diesel also praises the studio’s handling of Paul Walker’s death:
They took such a high road and allowed us to honor our brother in such a powerful way. Another studio couldn’t have helped themselves by exploiting that in the plot.