MOVIE NEWS – Vin Diesel can be rightly proud of himself: as one of today’s most successful actor-producers, he notes the Fast series, which has grossed $6.62 billion so far. Seeing such a result, one would think that all gates and money taps in Hollywood would open for Diesel.
No. Even he has a dream that he cannot achieve. Diesel has been saying for more than twenty years that he wants to make a trilogy about Hannibal, the Punic general, in which he would take on the lead role and direct it as well. The only catch is that making even one costume film is a financially risky venture, and three would be a leap into the dark, so even though the star always mentions his favorite project, everyone smiles benevolently, but nowhere does he get encouragement. Hannibal was one of the most successful generals in history, but he was not a superhero on which to build a movie universe promising high income.
Dieselalso accounted for itself in other respects. The latter stated that the Fast series, which has been running for 22 years, is the longest-running franchise in which the same actors play the main roles. The people of the internet quickly corrected it. It has been pointed out that Mission: Impossible has included Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames since 1996, and there are at least two parts ahead of us, the next one, Mission: Impossible Showdown Part One, promises to be one of the biggest hits of the summer. Harrison Ford will also return soon as Indiana Jones, making the series about the immortal adventurer 42 years old. And that requires serious math to be able to count how many times Samuel L. Jackson has played Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But perhaps even more serious than him was the performance of Desmond Llewelyn, who furnished 007 with gadgets in the role of Q in 17 Bond films from 1963 to 1999.
Don’t worry, Diesel‘s merits are still timeless, based on the preview of Háalos iramben 10., he will surely further enhance his reputation, and there there is still the bonus episode 11 next year, which will close the series.
(Fast X – domestic release: May 18, 2023.)
(Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One – domestic release: July 13, 2023)