Christopher Nolan has weighed in with his thoughts on the Fast & Furious franchise. Some say Fast & Furious is their “guilty pleasure,” but Nolan said The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he has “no guilt” that he is a fan of the franchise (via Variety).
He said that Fast & Furious is a “fantastic action franchise,” adding that he “watches the movies all the time. I love them.”
For anyone new to the series, Nolan recommended starting with Tokyo Drift. He noted that the most recent films have their own “arc and mythology,” which is why he recommends starting with the 2006 film and enjoying it as its “special thing.”
Nolan has previously said that he is a “very soft spot” For the Fast & Furious franchise, so revealing that he’s a fan of the franchise isn’t exactly new.
The last Fast & Furious movie Fast X was released in 2023. A sequel is currently in development and may be released in 2025.
As for Nolan, his latest film, Oppenheimer, has been nominated for 13 Oscars this year, including Best Picture and Best Director for Nolan. He had never won before, but he also earned nominations for Memento, Inception and Dunkirk.