The Fast and Furious family is reaching its climax, but there are still more intense experiences to come. Fast X, the tenth instalment of the Fast and Furious series, aims to captivate fans with its hallmark elements, including high-stakes action scenes, flying vehicles, and unwavering devotion to family. The film is slated to roll into theatres on May 19, 2023.
The Fast X trailer was released on Friday, revealing that Dom Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, will be going back in time to rescue his loved ones, revisiting the legendary bank vault heist from Fast 5, which took place in Brazil. Aquaman star Jason Momoa is undoubtedly the biggest addition to the ensemble cast this time around and will be playing Dante, the latest villain to threaten the Toretto clan.
According to the film’s official synopsis: “Dante’s plot will scatter Dom’s family from Los Angeles to the catacombs of Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica. New allies will be forged and old enemies will resurface. But everything changes when Dom discovers that his own 8-year-old son is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.
Although the latest instalment appears to have the same glossy and extravagant style as previous films, there seems to be an effort to bring back the original feeling with a street racing scene. However, the movie still has its fair share of over-the-top moments, such as a scene where Dom’s muscle car gets caught by two harpoons and crashes two helicopters into each other.
The trailer for Fast X follows the tradition of transforming ’90s rap hits into grandiose orchestral pieces, this time using “Notorious Thugs” by The Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony as a dramatic, nail-biting addition to the film.
Directed by Louis Leterrier, Fast X stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, John Cena, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. The film also brings back Statham’s former baddie-turned-ally Deckard Shaw while Brie Larson makes her debut as Tess, a character who works for the Agency.
In April 2022, Justin Lin, who was at the helm of five Fast films starting from “Tokyo Drift” in 2006, stepped down from directing the tenth film due to creative differences, just as filming was starting. A week later, Louis Leterrier took over as the director of Fast X, while Justin Lin still retains his producing and writing credits on the film.
As the premiere of Fast X draws closer, the cast is excited for the 11th and final movie in the Fast and Furious franchise. Some of the actors have already started thinking about who they would like to see in the cast of the 11th film. During the Fast X trailer premiere on Thursday, Vin Diesel told Variety that without hesitation, his ideal casting choice for the franchise’s concluding film would be Robert Downey Jr.