JCVD with his wife and daugther and son
America’s favorite A.D.D. afflicted mechanic has been busy. One look at his IMDB will prove that he has not been resting on his laurels.
I ran into Chad and a car show in Montreal, Canada in 2018 and had a nice chat with him. He was thrilled with the enthusiasm fans from around the globe still display towards the franchise. Would he come back? “Yes, I would come back in a second if I were asked.”
If you saw the first movie, you might be saying “well, too bad, Jesse’s dead.” Here’s the plot twist: in late 2018, Director Rob Cohen took to social media to proclaim “Jesse is NOT dead.” Rob is technically right because in Hollywood, even when you have a funeral, it does not mean someone is dead. Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is a perfect example.
Shortly after that social media post, Rob posted “I shouldn’t have killed Jesse.” While his transition from his Earthly character to his heavenly spirit is in Hollywood-limbo, it’s a safe bet to assume he will not be back in any major way in the final movies of the franchise. I attribute this to the same reasons listed above – in other words, his character simply wasn’t important enough to the overall story.
In every movie, there are starring actors and there are supporting actors – Chad is largely appearing as a supporting actor. His IMDB shows that he continues to work in both film and television (as of 2020) but will he come back to the franchise? Unlikely unless the Director decides to resurrect him in the final installment of the franchise: Fast 10.