Despite being seven films in, with an eighth instalment in production, Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Aside from that aforementioned eight outing, the studio is also looking to build an extended cinematic universe with the films (of course they are) and it’s all going to start with a few prequels and spinoffs that they have planned.
Up until this point, we hadn’t heard anything on what exactly those films would involve, but now, we have a small hint as to the direction of at least one of them.
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If you recall, not too long ago, we told you that Eva Mendes would be brought back for Furious 8. That still appears to be the case. But now, the same source who gave us that tip is back and has new information for us. According to him, Mendes is being brought back because both Vin Diesel and director F. Gary Gray want to test how she does with audiences as they’re thinking of giving her character, Monica Fuentes, a spinoff film.
Our source was unclear exactly how Mendes will factor into things, but she’s said to be central to the plot. Furthermore, actor Tommy Hatto will also be featured in the film as someone close to Monica, quite possibly her son.
Unfortunately, that’s all the information we could get, but it’s certainly interesting to hear, as we’ve been wondering about these Fast & Furious spinoffs ever since they were announced. Of course, this hasn’t been confirmed by Universal just yet, but while we wait for them to give us something official, head on down to the comments and let us know if you’d like to see Eva Mendes get her own spinoff.