There were reports that the next film in the franchise - Furious 8 - was having trouble locking down a director. The star, who has been a producer on the franchise since 2008, has now tried to clarify the situation in a post on Facebook.
“The fans of the Fast & Furious SAGA are the best fans in the world... Since I became the Producer in 2008, you have been with me every step of the way... literally giving me feedback that proved invaluable. Thank you,” he wrote.
“My producing partner Neal would love for me to just sign off on a director, but this is too special a franchise, so these matters have to be very carefully handled. To be clear, NO ONE has been offered to helm Fast 8 yet... let alone seen a script.”
“Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision... they have been like family... I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga.” He added that he would “announce the directors on his next post”.