The “Fast & Furious” franchise, once centered on racers and fast cars, has transformed into a global action phenomenon, spanning nine thrilling movies. As the series hurtles toward the finish line, “Fast & Furious 10,” officially titled “Fast X,” promises to be the epic conclusion to Vin Diesel’s iconic character, Dominic Toretto. With the film’s release drawing closer, let’s dive into everything we know so far about “Fast X,” including updates on the release date, trailers, cast, filming details, key characters, and the plot.
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Will There Be a Fast & Furious 11?
While “Fast X” may mark the final chapter in the franchise, the story won’t conclude with just one movie. The film is slated to be divided into two parts. According to the latest reports, “Fast X Part 2” is scheduled to hit theaters in 2025, though an exact release date is still pending.
Explaining the decision to split the film, Vin Diesel mentioned during a press event for “F9,” “Part of the reason why Fast 10 has to be broken into two different movies is because there’s so much ground to cover. There are so many places and so many locations in the world that we have to visit.” So, whether you call them “Fast X” and “Fast XI” or “Fast & Furious 10.1” and “10.2,” the saga is far from over.
When Is Fast X’s Release Date?
The first part of “Fast X” is currently set to premiere on May 19, 2023. Given the success of “F9” during the pandemic, it’s highly likely that “Fast X” will grace the big screen unless unforeseen circumstances intervene.
Originally scheduled for April 2021, “Fast X” faced delays due to various setbacks with “F9.” It was subsequently slated for release on April 7, 2023, but has experienced further delays.
Watch the Fast X Trailers
The official trailer for “Fast X” debuted on February 10, 2023, just ahead of Super Bowl LVII. Set to a remixed version of The Notorious B.I.G’s “Notorious Thugs,” the nearly four-minute trailer introduces audiences to new characters, including Jason Momoa’s villainous Dante, who happens to be the son of Hernan Reyes, the drug kingpin from “Fast Five.” The trailer also introduces Academy Award Winner Rita Moreno as Dom and Mia’s Abuelita Toretto and Academy Award Winner Brie Larson as Tess, who appears to be a new addition to Dom’s family. Furthermore, it reveals that John Cena’s Jakob Toretto, the previous film’s main villain, will now be working alongside his formerly estranged brother Dom.
A subsequent trailer reveals even more excitement, as Dante takes center stage in a showdown against Dom’s family, requiring unusual allies to thwart his plans.
Additional featurettes have showcased characters such as Mia Toretto, Dominic Toretto embracing fatherhood, and Jason Momoa’s Dante. Footage from the film also provides insight into how Han survived his presumed death. A new trailer dropped on May 3, 2023, further stoking anticipation.
The final trailer for “Fast X” premiered on May 15, 2021, providing a glimpse of the crew’s early days as street racers and hijackers in Los Angeles in 2001, setting the stage for the story’s gravity-defying action.
Who’s In the Fast X Cast?
While the final cast list is yet to be confirmed, fans can expect most of the core cast to return. This includes 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, John Cena, and Anna Sawai. Don Omar and Tego Calderon might also make a comeback as Rico Santos and Tego Leon. Jason Momoa joins the franchise as the antagonist Dante, with his casting confirmed in January 2021. Daniela Melchior from “The Suicide Squad” has also been added to the cast, portraying a Brazilian street car racer with a history linked to Dom.
Kurt Russell’s return is a possibility, as his character’s fate remained ambiguous after the last film. There have also been rumors of Gal Gadot’s character making a return. Cardi B is confirmed to return for the final installment, and Vin Diesel is actively pursuing Dwayne Johnson’s return to the franchise. Scott Eastwood, who made a memorable appearance in the eighth film, is set to return after sitting out the ninth installment.
In a surprising addition, Brie Larson joins the cast as Tess, described as a rogue representative from the Agency. Alan Ritchson, known for his role in Amazon Prime Video’s “Reacher” series, plays Aimes, the new head of the Agency who clashes with Dom and his family. Hollywood legend Rita Moreno will also make an appearance as Dom’s grandmother, and Leo Abelo Perry, who starred in the Disney+ reboot of “Cheaper by the Dozen,” joins as Brian Marcos, Dom’s son.
Who Are the Key Characters in Fast X?
The “Fast X” roster is expected to include most of Dom’s familia. Here’s a quick rundown of the pivotal characters:
- Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, the patriarch of the extended family, once a street racer and now a global force for good.
- Jason Momoa as Dante, the vengeful son of Brazilian drug lord Hernan Reyes.
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Dom’s wife, a skilled racer, and a formidable fighter.
- Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Dom’s sister in a relationship with his best friend Brian O’Connor, with whom she has two children.
- Brie Larson as Tess, a rogue agent from the Agency aligning herself with Dom.
- John Cena as Jakob Toretto, Dom and Mia’s estranged brother, a former black-ops agent and the primary antagonist of “F9.”
- Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce, Brian’s old partner, and a charming wheelman.
- Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, another old friend of Brian’s, a technical expert, and a brilliant mechanic.
- Sung Kang as Han Seoul-Oh, Dom’s old friend believed dead until “F9.”
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, an expert hacker.
- Charlize Theron as Cipher, the villain of “The Fate of the Furious” and a dangerous cyberterrorist.
- Alan Ritchson as Aimes, Mr. Nobody’s successor as the new head of the Agency.
- Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody, Mr. Nobody’s right-hand man.
- Helen Mirren as Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw, the matriarch of the Shaw family, a sometimes-ally of Dom’s, and mother to Deckard, Owen, and Hattie Shaw.
- Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, Queenie’s son, and former MI6 agent.
- Lucas Black as Sean Boswell, Han’s protégé and former Drift King of Tokyo