The Fast and the Furious franchise has now stretched across eight glorious films, each more implausible than the last. With two more movies definitely in the works, where could our band of reckless drivers go next? “You know, it’s funny,” The Fate of the Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan recently told Collider, “a lot of the fans will always comment and say there’s three things you can’t do in this franchise: You cannot go to space, you cannot do time travel, and you cannot have dinosaurs. But I gotta tell you, part of my brain just wants to find that perfect story that incorporated some element of that which was so undeniable it was like, ‘No, no, it’s cool. You had to do it.'”
We’re taking this as confirmation that an upcoming installment of The Fast and the Furious heads to the stars for a different take on the Space Race. There’s so much potential to work with! Here’s a quick run down of what we think/hope could happen.
1. It all starts when a SpaceX rocket gets stolen.
2. After dropping a car out of a spaceship, the team has to find a way to drive a car through the vacuum of space.
3. Dom pulls an Interstellar and goes into a wormhole to visit Han and Gisele in the past. In order to communicate with his friends, he must live inside a speedometer and make the needle tick in Morse code.
4. Ludacris gets to do something with a laser. We don’t care what. Alternately, he gets to drive an X-wing. (YES, we know one doesn’t technically drive a spaceship, but just go with it.)
5. First contact scenario, obviously. Can you think of a better representation of humanity?
6. It turns out they understand the alien hivemind because FAMILY.
7. A complete recreation of this scene from Furious 6, but with SPACESUITS and LASERS and the THREAT OF THE VOID:
8. Space barbecue? SPACE BARBECUE.
9. Dom and Hobbs get into a fistfight for some reason, but they’re in zero-G, so it doesn’t go very well.
10. Chris Morgan already gave us a freebie: Moon racing sequence.
11. The crew is in space and encounter a massive, terrifying alien spaceship that bristles with weapons. They’ve got nothing! They’re gonna die! And then a tiny little pod launches itself toward them and it turns out this is Stitch’s spaceship and everyone starts screaming about family until they realize they must team up to face the true danger: billionaires with privatized space programs that have no room for the little guy. Or the little alien. Or family.
12. The entire cast walks slowly toward a rocket à la The Right Stuff.
13. In a total, blatant, wonderful homage to Independence Day, Ramsey must infiltrate the alien spacecarship to infect it with a virus, thus saving an indifferent humanity. (And probably Cipher works for the aliens.)
14. FAMILY aside, can we leave Tyrese on the moon?
15. Dom and Hobbs encounters a Monolith, and Hobbs raises his eyebrow skeptically. The Monolith turns out to be a black, humming space car being driven by an alternate-dimension Brian! The trio drives off toward Saturn, for more space-faring adventures. This is the end of the film.
16. SURPRISE POST-CREDITS SEQUENCE! An alternate Hobbs and Dom appear through a wormhole; their planet has been destroyed, and the magic of family sent them here, to our Earth, to live out their truest dreams. They marry and retire to the DR to help raise Mia and Brian’s babies. Mia is relieved that, with two burly protectors around to babysit, she is finally allowed to drive a car again! But when she and Lettie discover the spacecraft that brought alt-Hobbs-and-Dom through space and time, they take off into the cosmos, Clara-and-Me style. (SPOILERS: They come back, ok? Mia’s not a monster.)