The phrase “the sky’s the limit” no longer applies to the Fast & Furious franchise since F9 sent Tej and Roman into space. What started as a movie series about racing and fast cars has become a worldwide action franchise. Over the course of nine films, Fast & Furious has come a long way from its roots in street racing. However, this wild ride is finally nearing its conclusion.
Fast X, the tenth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, will be the final chapter in the series, concluding the adventures of Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Torreto. As the film’s release date approaches, details about the movie are starting to emerge. This is a comprehensive rundown of everything we currently know about Fast X, including updates on the cast, release dates and trailers.
Could the Fast & Furious Franchise Continue Beyond Fast X?
While Fast X is set to be the final chapter in the Fast & Furious franchise, it won’t be told in just one movie. The story will be split into two parts, with Vin Diesel explaining during a press event for F9 that this decision was due to the numerous locations and places the story needs to cover. Whether referred to as Fast X and Fast XI or Fast & Furious 10.1 and 10.2, it is clear that the franchise’s final story will not be concluded with just one film.
What is the Release Date for Fast X?
The release date for the first part of Fast X has been set for May 19, 2023, following a series of delays. The previous installment, F9, was highly successful in theaters during the pandemic, indicating that Fast X will likely also have a theatrical release unless unforeseen circumstances arise. Originally slated for release in April 2021, Fast X was postponed due to delays with F9 and then rescheduled for April 7, 2023, before being delayed again. No information has been announced regarding the release date for the second part of the movie, but details may emerge soon.
Is there a trailer available for Fast X?
Fast X premiered its official trailer on February 10, 2023, before Super Bowl LVII, and features a remix of The Notorious B.I.G’s “Notorious Thugs.” The trailer, which runs for almost four minutes, is typical of the franchise’s grandiose, high-octane style, introducing a variety of new characters, including Jason Momoa’s menacing Dante, who happens to be the son of drug kingpin Hernan Reyes, previously faced by Dom and his family in Fast Five. Fans are also introduced to Academy Award Winner Rita Moreno as Abuelita Toretto, and Academy Award Winner Brie Larson as Tess, presumably a new member of Dom’s family. The trailer also reveals that John Cena’s Jakob Toretto, the previous entry’s main villain, will be teaming up with his estranged brother Dom. A shortened version of the trailer was also broadcast during Super Bowl LVII, which is available below.
Who is part of the cast for Fast X?
Although the final cast list for the movie hasn’t been officially confirmed, it’s likely that most of the main cast will reprise their roles, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Jason Statham, Lucas Black, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, Jason Tobin, and John Cena. Don Omar and Tego Calderon may also return as Rico Santos and Tego Leon. Additionally, the film will introduce Jason Momoa, known for his role in Aquaman, as the antagonist Dante, as his casting was confirmed in January 2021. Daniela Melchior, who appeared in The Suicide Squad, will join the cast as a street car racer from Brazil with a past with Dom.
It’s possible that Kurt Russell will reprise his role in the movie since his character’s fate following the last film is somewhat uncertain. Additionally, there are rumors that Gal Gadot’s character may make an appearance. Cardi B has been confirmed to return for the final installment, and Vin Diesel has been making efforts to convince Dwayne Johnson to join the cast, so there is a slim possibility that the Rock could return as well. Scott Eastwood, who played Little Nobody in the eighth movie and was absent from the ninth, will also be making a comeback for the tenth film.
Additional casting announcements have been made, including the confirmation that Brie Larson, known for her role in Captain Marvel, will play the character Tess, a renegade representative from the Agency. Alan Ritchson, who starred in Amazon Prime Video’s Reacher series, will portray Aimes, the new leader of the Agency who clashes with Dom and his family. Vin Diesel has also revealed that Rita Moreno, a Hollywood icon, will appear in the film as Dom’s grandmother.
Leo Abelo Perry, who appeared in the recent Cheaper by the Dozen reboot on Disney+, has been confirmed to join the cast as Brian Marcos, the son of Dom.