In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Gibson said that there is definitely a number eight, referring to “Fast & Furious 8,” and he wants Matt Damon to join them in the cast.
He said that since there are flying cars now, it would be good to incorporate it to the plotline too. He added that he could see Vin driving really, really fast in one of those itty-bitty car planes like the ones found in The Jetsons cartoon, details Movie News Guide.
Those who know Gibson believe that he was just being his usual
blabbermouth self and what came out during the interview were more like spurs of the moment things from the funny actor.
Matt Damon has never been mentioned in any casting rumors about “Fast & Furious 8” and his name only started making the rumor mill after the interview on Gibson.
As far as flying cars are concerned, it is obvious that Gibson was talking nonsense and merely trying to be funny. While the “Fast & Furious” franchise has spectacular action scenes, including cars dropping from a plane and parachuting on the ground as seen in “Fast & Furious 7,” there is no flying car in the film series.
No Jordana, no Paul
It also seems that the earlier rumors that Paul Walker would be part of “Fast & Furious 8” via flashback scenes are not true at all.
The rumors were practically debunked when Vin Diesel revealed in an interview that Jordana
Brewster, who plays the role of Mia Toretto O’Conner in the film series, will not be part of the eighth movie.
As for Jordana Brewster, she was also quoted in a recent interview saying that she has no idea if her character would be back on the next installment of the movie franchise. She said that it all depends on the fans because if they want one and there is an appetite for it, she will go for it.
She says however that she does not want to jump the shark, which means that she will come back if it only becomes necessary, details The Bitbag.
Reports previously have it that producers of “Fast & Furious 8” are purportedly contemplating of bringing back Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner on the big screen through numerous flashback scenes. And in order to do that, the producers will reportedly resort again to CGI and computer imagery and possibly another stand-in by Paul’s brother, Cody.
Apparently, while the producers admit that they did give Paul a hearty send off towards the end of “Fast & Furious 7,” they reportedly realized that the franchise will not be complete without Brian O’Conner on it, and that is why they decided to bring the character back even through flashbacks.
The rumors actually started when Jordana was reportedly confirmed to appear in “Fast & Furious 8.” But since she will no longer come back, then Paul is sure not to appear in the film too.
Latest reports also have it that Cody Walker will no longer appear in “Fast & Furious 8,” which only confirm that Paul Walker will no longer be back.
In another interview in October, Vin Diesel has confirmed that “Fast & Furious 8” will be the first of the final trilogy to conclude the successful movie franchise on a very high note.
Diesel made the confirmation as movie lead actor and producer when he recently guested on “The Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
The actor , who plays Dominic ‘Dom’ Toretto in the film series, was quoted as saying during the show that three more movies for the trilogy and that will close it. With its $2.3 billion box-office haul for all of the seven movies, it is only fitting to give the franchise a graceful end.
It was also during the show that Diesel confirmed that the setting of “Fast & Furious 8” will be in New York City and not in Los Angeles as some speculations put it.