At this point, it seems pretty inevitable that the Fast and the Furious franchise is going to space. Way back in 2017, The Fate of the Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan said he would never rule out setting a future F&F movie in space (or adding a sprinkle of time travel or dinosaurs). Two years later, he’s still talking about it.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said an intergalactic Fast and the Furious family is still very much in the cards:
“I would never shoot down space,” he told EW. “Never, never. I would literally never shoot down anything, as long as it hits the parameters: ‘Is it badass? is it awesome? Will the audience love it? And will it not break faith with the audience as they’re watching it?’ I’m down for whatever.”
Um, yes, obviously the audience would love it. So, without further ado, here’s all the things we STILL hope happen if the Fast & Furious family finally heads to the stars.
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.)
An earlier version of this article was published in April 2017.