Justin Lin confirmed that he will not be the director of tenth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise called “Fast X”. On 26th April, Justin Lin announced on the film’s Instagram handle, earlier he had directed five movies in the Fast & Furious franchise and also served as writer. In a statement issued by Lin, he told, “With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of Fast X. Over 10 years and five films, we have been able to shoot the best actors, the best stunts and the best damn car chases. On a personal note, as the child of Asian immigrants, I am proud of helping to build the most diverse franchise in movie history. I will forever be grateful to the amazing cast, crew and studio for their support, and for welcoming me into the FAST family.”
The shooting for Fast X started last week, the original star cast Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel will return. And “WAP” Cardi B will also appear in Fast X who did a cameo in the last Fast & Furious installment. Justin Lin is the director of five films of Fast franchise which include “The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006), “Fast & Furious” (2009), “Fast Five” (2011) and “Fast & Furious 6”. Lin also directed the ninth installment which was released in 2021 and did a business of more than $700 million.
In Apil this year, Vin Diesel, the lead character, confirmed that Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson will also be a part of the cast of Fast X. Diesel also posted a snap with Larson on his official Instagram account. Vin Diesel wrote in the caption, “Yeah yeah yeah….you see thing angel over my shoulder cracking me up, you say to yourself ‘That’s captain Marvel’. Clearly there is love and laughter in this image. What you don’t see however, is the character you will be introduced to in Fast10. You have no idea how timeless and amazing she will be in our mythology. Beyond her beauty, her intellect…her Oscar, haha is this profound soul who will add something you might not have expected but yearned for. Welcome to the FAMILY Brie.”
Besides Brie Larson, Jason Momoa and Charlize Theron will also star in Fast X which is slated to hit the theatres in May next year.