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Vin Diesel says Fast And Furious is like The Lord Of The Rings

Vin Diesel says Fast And Furious is like The Lord Of The Rings

Movie star, Vin Diesel has compared the Fast and Furious movie franchise to J. R. R. Tolkien's, The Lord of the Rings.

Movie star, Vin Diesel says Fast and Furious is like The Lord of the Rings. Yes, that comparison was really made.

As reported by GameSpot, Vin Diesel, the Hollywood family man, was talking to Variety about the upcoming latest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise.

At 55 years young and looking great for his age, Diesel was asked whether filming the Fast and Furious series gets harder as the years go by. This movie series began in 2001 and we’re now at the10th entry, with even more movies yet to come.

However, in response to whether age is a barrier, rather than the physicalities being an issue, Diesel stated that it's the behind-the-scenes work that poses the most challenge such as expanding the story of the franchise.

Sure, we have no doubt that creating a movie series to keep the fans engaged is a mammoth challenge. To be fair, those in charge of the Fast and Furious franchise are doing something right, because it has made a reported $6 billion at the box office to date.

However, comparing the story of Fast and Furious to the mythology of The Lord of the Rings, well, we’re not sure if that’s a little far-fetched. Even by anyone’s standards.

“You know what gets harder? The work off-screen. The thinking, the expanding… there's a reason why Tolkien stopped writing after a while,” said Diesel. “Because it's so hard to continue mythologies. Nobody thinks about it in that context, but it's real.”

The interviewer then replied by saying Fast and Furious is: “The Lord of the Rings of action movies” and Diesel responded: “Well said, from your mouth to God's ears, it's so true.”

The Lord of the Furious…sorry, Fast X will be released in cinemas on 19th May this year in the UK and the US and now stars Aquaman actor, Jason Momoa.

Featured Image Credit: Universal/New Line Cinema

Topics: TV And Film