‘Tenet’ Director Christopher Nolan Admits He’s a Huge Fan of Fast & Furious Franchise

In an unlikely turn of events, Christopher Nolan admits he’s a big fan of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Christopher Nolan, acclaimed for his noirish perceptible elegance and extraordinary, often highly conceptual narratives, surprisingly confessed he’s a huge fan of the Fast & Furious franchise, claiming he carries “a very soft spot” for Tokyo Drift, in particular.

While the Fast & Furious franchise is drawing to a close, it’s difficult to imagine the IP remaining on the sidelines for too long, given how big a success the franchise has been for Universal Pictures. Could Christopher Nolan be the one who rejuvenates it?


While the director lists the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Michael Mann among his major influences for his projects which are invariably rich in emotional and intellectual depth, he also seems to love a good popcorn flick whereas most fans naturally assumed he’s all about heavy and complex.

During his appearance on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, the famous director shared his love for Fast & Furious films.

Nolan confessed,

I’m sort of an original recipe [guy]; I mean, the Rob Cohen original, but I’ve got a very soft spot for Tokyo Drift actually. And then the skill as Justin Lin’s iterations, as they got crazier and bigger and crazier and bigger, they became something else, but something else kind of fun.

The Tenet director added,

The fun thing about those movies is, even as they’ve gotten bigger and bigger and bigger, as sequels have to do, everyone always complains that sequels get bigger but we’re the people making sequels get bigger, we do want them bigger.

He continued,

You don’t want them smaller. It’s the Alien 3 lesson that Fincher learned. You can do it but it’s not going to make anybody happy, even though personally I love that film, a lot more than he does in fact.

Meanwhile, F9, which hits theaters on 28th May 2021, will see Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew square off against John Cena‘s Jakob, the exiled brother of Dominic and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) who’s partnered himself with Charlize Theron‘s Cipher.

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