“Fast & Furious” fans know that often, movies in the franchise have teased big moments in post-credits scenes. There was the moment in “Fast 5” that dropped the bombshell that Letty had survived, for instance — a scene that blew the minds of fans in theaters.
The trouble with post-credits scenes, of course, is that after sitting through two hours and 40 minutes of “Fate of the Furious,” there’s a fair chance you’ll need to head to the restroom. If you’re worried Fear of Missing Out will make you hate your bladder by the end of “F8,” there’s good news: “Fate of the Furious” has no post-credits scene.
There almost was one, though. Sources who worked on “Fate of the Furious” told TheWrap that Universal shot and cut a post-credits scene that could have set up a future movie — and maybe even a spin-off. But it didn’t make it into the film as it appears in theaters.
That scene would have featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s character Deckard Shaw. During the course of the film, Hobbs and Shaw, who were enemies in “Furious 7” and spend most of “Fate of the Furious” yelling at each other, strike up something of a tense friendship — or at least a mutual respect. Universal apparently thought the pair could make a good team.
The post-credits scene apparently would have paired Hobbs and Shaw together and suggest the hijinks they could get up to as a couple of unstoppable borderline-superhero action star bruisers. Universal even saw the scene as teasing a possible spin-off from “Fast & Furious” that could have featured the pair.
But sources say that “Fast & Furious” producer and star Vin Diesel, who reportedly had been feuding with The Rock throughout production, found out about the post-credits scene only after it was shot, and once he saw it, he hated it. Diesel fought including the scene in the movie. And so here we are — left with no post-credits action movie lovefest between The Rock and Statham.
Here’s hoping the pair really do get to make a buddy action movie together, though.