Christopher Nolan Unapologetically Loves ‘Fast And Furious’ Films
Legendary director Christopher Nolan is a fan of the Fast & Furious films, and he’s got no shame about that. In a new interview with Stephen Colbert, the Oppenheimer filmmaker was asked if he had any guilty pleasures. Nolan reassured the host that he doesn’t even have any “guilt about being a fan” of the Fast & Furious films. Starting in 2001, the street racing film that evolved into storylines following heists, spies, and family began with The Fast and the Furious. In the first film, Vin Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster kicked off the high-octane movies. Since then, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Eva Mendes, Sung Kang, Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, and Charlize Theron are just some of the stars who have appeared in the series.
Why Nolan Loves Fast & Furious
Nolan referred to the films as “a tremendous action franchise.” Trying to find a companion in his love of Fast & Furious, Nolan asked Colbert if he’d seen any of the films, which the host never did. Shocked by his answer, Nolan stated: “I watch those movies all the time. I love them. I’m amazed you’ve never seen one of them.” The British-American filmmaker noted that it is only in the last few films in the franchise where a “specific arc and mythology develop.” He prefers to start with 2006’s Tokyo Drift and watch it “as its own thing.”
This wasn’t the first time Nolan has praised the crime action films. The Inception director said he has “a very soft spot” for Tokyo Drift. He also spoke highly of director Justin Lin’s involvement in the franchise, noting, “As they got crazier and bigger and crazier and bigger and became something else, but something else kinda fun.” Next spring, the franchise will release the second installment of Fast X. It is expected to be the franchise’s final film. However, as we previously reported, Vin Diesel has teased its final chapter may become a trilogy instead.
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