The Fast and Furious franchise is such a unique part of movie history, with each Fast and Furious movie bringing its own style of craziness. But that doesn’t mean the various filmmakers behind the action movies haven’t looked to other classic movies for inspiration, and John Singleton was no different when making 2 Fast 2 Furious.
The late great filmmaker claimed that when making the Fast sequel, he wanted it to be like Top Gun, but with cars instead of fighter jets. Speak with Available soon in 2003, Singleton described the process behind putting together the high-octane sequel, including the auditions, finding the right cars, and of course the whole atmosphere of the movie.
One key element that he especially wanted to get right was the style of the racing scenes, which are so fundamental to the early Fast and Furious outings. It turns out that Singleton modeled the racing scenes after the 1980s movie Top Gun and how the jets battle it out in the sky, with other references also including spaceships.
“I looked at driving like you would look at a spaceship in a dogfight or in Top Gun when they are fighting. Basically, you have to have people who both talk shit and drive,” Singleton explained. “People want to see the cool cars and they want to see the character, how the person reacts with the machine.”
“That’s what makes it cool,” the director added. “I did a lot of research to find out what people would feel when they look at it.”
2 Fast 2 Furious was something of a departure from the Fast universe as we know it today, with Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious character not even appearing in the 2000s film. Instead, Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson were the protagonists.
Diesel is now of course a mainstay in the franchise and is currently gearing up for the release date of Fast and Furious 10. We’re sure he’s now also looking at the success of Top Gun 2 and thinking of ways to do even wilder stunts in his movie. to include.