Fast Five was one of the biggest hits of the entire year, pleasing both critics and audiences. Making plenty of money, we know that a sequel was already on the way. But, actor Vin Diesel has reported that the upcoming sixth film in the franchise is so big that it has been split up in to two films by the studio.
Diesel spoke with THR, and told them that Universal said the script was so big that it would have to be split into two films:
“With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space. We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages. The studio said, ‘You can’t fit all that story in one damn movie!’”