Here's why a planned solo Fast & Furiousmovie starring Vin Diesel didn't happen. The success of The Fast And The Furious made Diesel a major star almost instantly, but he famously passed on the sequel due to his dislike of the screenplay.
Instead, Diesel focused on other franchises and solo efforts like The Chronicles Of Riddick and A Man Apart, but he eventually found his way back to Dom Toretto when he agreed to a brief cameo in 2006's The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift.
The lukewarm box-office haul of that outing almost convinced Univeral to pull the plug on the theatrical series and make straight to DVD Fast & Furious sequels instead.
However, the response to Diesel's surprise cameo convinced them to give the franchise one last shot. This proved to be a gamble that paid off, with 2009's Fast & Furious movie reuniting original stars Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster and proving a solid hit.Read more on screenrant.com