Michelle Rodriguez may leave Fast and the Furious franchise

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The world is seemingly in love with the Fast and Furious franchise no matter how bad the films get. What used to be a series about artificially fast cars racing other artificially fast car now has cars racing against submarines and its characters dodging bullets. It could be argued though that the series has become the very definition of testosterone.

And it’s that testosterone which may lead to one of the series’ main stars, Michelle Rodriguez, deciding to leave the franchise. The actress posted on her Instagram account last night, in celebration of the film’s release to home audiences, that if the franchise does not consider offering up a greater focus on the female characters in the series that she could be leaving the franchise all together:

And I would have to say I absolutely agree with Rodriguez here. While the latest films still offered up plenty of opportunities for women to shine and the most recent one even featured a female villain for a change, the series has always had a male-centric personality to it and perhaps this has gotten even more noticeable with the inclusion of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham’s bromance. It would be great if we had a few stronger female characters that could be used to serve up more in the film’s many action scenes. It’s a problem that still plagues several movies, most recently the latest Transformers, where female characters are sidelined or used merely for eye candy purposes.

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Rodriguez’s Letty is the only female character that has maintained a presence in all the films and it would be sad if she were to step out from the franchise and leaving it with just male main characters. The films already suffer from too much testosterone and if they put any more in it, we could see its characters outrunning the cars they drive in the near future. In fact, with the way the franchise is headed, I wouldn’t be surprised if they all join the Avengers in the near future.

 

Last Updated: June 28, 2017

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

  • MonsterCheddar

    Are these fuckers not done yet?????

    • Hammersteyn

      Next one is gonna be in space, we see Toretto run into Riddick.

      • MonsterCheddar

        XD

    • Sigh I wish they were. But there seem to be many petrol heads.

      • HvR

        Think even the petrolheads stopped watching since last 3 movies barely featured real cars ; might be Transformer fanbois needing a CGI-explosion fix between plot holes.

        • Oh gods, NO! Why mention that filth!?

  • Hammersteyn

    I heard Vin Diesel was gonna “Walker” out.

    • Magoo

      I don’t know if she will Letty ‘m do that.

      • Hammersteyn

        XD

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Fast & Furious 9 – Fatal Feminists

    • Magoo

      Fast & Furious 10 – No Man’s Land

      • MonsterCheddar

        Fast & Furious 11 – Did you assume my car’s gender?

  • Rick

    Dude , you are totally daft. F&F deals with fast cars and heavy machinery. Your average lady has less than 0% interest in that. So it makes 100% sense that it will be a lot more male centric than women centric.

    Do you believe a movie version of the vagina monologues should focus more on men?

    PC’ness is destroying everything.

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