'Fast and Furious' spinoff, prequels in development

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Vin Diesel Reveals 'Fast and Furious' Spin-Offs in the Works

A Fast and Furious cinematic universe? It could happen.

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Universal insiders say that the studio and franchise star Vin Diesel are exploring the idea of spinoffs and prequels as it seeks to develop movies beyond its core Furious movies.

The studio is coming off of a stellar $1.5 billion worldwide gross with this year's Furious 7, and recently hired F. Gary Gray to navigate that speedy world in what will be the first movie that will not feature deceased actor Paul Walker. At least three more movies, including the eighth one, are planned.

The franchise is the studio's most lucrative brand and it's no surprise it will try to keep the cash flowing.

Cinematic universes have been a cause celebre in the studio world ever since Marvel Studios tied their movies together, building up to mega tentpole events in the form of The Avengers movies.

Universal is already trying to create a universe with a line of movies focused on its classic monsters characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and vampire hunter Van Helsing.

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'Fast and Furious' spinoff, prequels in development
Vin Diesel during 1999 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Morton's Restaurant in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Vin Diesel during 'The Green Mile' - Benefit Premiere - Westwood, California at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
E367428 2000 Vin Diesel and Giovanni Ribisi in New Line Cinema''s drama,'Boiler Room' David Lee/New Line
367881 Vin Diesel attends the launch of Cartier''s newest men''s watch, '21 de Cartier,' at Goodbar in West Hollywood, CA on April 27, 2000. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
Vin Diesel and Scott Caan during Cartier Launches New Men's Watch '21 de Cartier' at 21 Club in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker looking from car in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious', 2001. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Vin Diesel during Press Conference for XXX at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
Vin Diesel during MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 - Press Room at Ocean Terminal Arena in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
Vin Diesel wins award for Best Game Based On a Movie for 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 27: Actor Vin Diesel accepts the award for Male Star of the Year at the Video Software Dealers Association's award show at the organization's annual home video convention at the Bellagio July 27, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Vin Diesel * Exclusive * during Vin Diesel Signs a Motorcycle to be Auctioned for Make a Wish Foundation at Private Residence in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Todd Williamson/FilmMagic)
Texas Rangers designated hitter Sammy Sosa, right, is introduced by actor Vin Diesel during a ceremony in honor of Sosa's 600th career home run, prior to the start of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, July 21, 2007, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actor Vin Diesel speaks during the 23rd annual American Cinematheque show honoring Samuel L. Jackson held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Vin Diesel poses for a portrait at NBC Tonight Show studio in Burbank on March 30, 2009. Diesel stars in Fast & Furious as an exÂcon who must reluctantly team up with a law enforcement agent as they speed through the streets of Los Angeles and deserts of Mexico and confront a shared enemy. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4467 -- Pictured: Vin Diesel during an interview on May 22, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Vin Diesel attends a photocall for 'Fast & Furious 5' at the Santo Mauro Hotel on April 26, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Vin Diesel sighting on September 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Chapman/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 28: Actor Vin Diesel attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Riddick' at the Mann Village Theatre on August 28, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0096 -- Pictured: Actor Vin Diesel on July 29, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 7: Vin Diesel is seen on the set of 'Despierta America' to promote his film 'The Last Witch Hunter' at Univision Studios on October 7, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
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