You know how people say the sky’s the limit? Well, after F9 sent Tej and Roman to space, even that’s no longer the case for the Fast & Furious franchise. Once a story about racers and fast cars, the film series has evolved into a global action franchise. Over the last nine movies, Fast & Furious has come really far from its street racing origins but now this maddening joyride is finally approaching the finish line.
Fast & Furious 10, officially titled Fast X, is set to be the last chapter in the series, bringing the adventures of Vin Diesel‘s Dominic Torreto to a close. With the film’s release drawing nearer, we’re starting to get a good idea of what the movie is all about. So here’s everything we know so far about Fast X, including updates on everything from release dates and trailers to the cast, filming details, characters, and plot information.
Will There Be a Fast & Furious 11?
Fast X may be the final story of the franchise but it won’t be done with just one movie. The film is going to be split into two parts.
“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,” Vin Diesel said during a press event for F9.
So call them Fast X and Fast XI or Fast & Furious 10.1 and 10.2. Either way, this story isn’t going to be done just yet.
When Is Fast X’s Release Date?
The first part of Fast X is currently scheduled to be released on May 19, 2023. The previous movie, F9, had one of the most successful theatrical runs of the pandemic period, so it stands to reason that we’ll be seeing the upcoming film in theaters unless something really drastic happens.
Fast X was originally scheduled to arrive in April 2021 but was postponed after F9 ran into a series of delays. It was then set for release on April 7, 2023, but has since been delayed again. There hasn’t been any word on when Part 2 of the movie will be out, but we’ll probably find out soon enough.
Does Fast X Have a Trailer?
Set to a remixed version of The Notorious B.I.G’s “Notorious Thugs,” the official trailer for Fast X was released on February 10, 2023, ahead of Super Bowl LVII, and it’s appropriately as big, bombastic, and bloated as the franchise itself. The nearly 4-minute long trailer introduces fans to several new characters, including Jason Momoa’s villainous Dante, who happens to be the son of Hernan Reyes, the drug kingpin that Dom and his family faced off against in Fast Five. The trailer also introduces fans to Academy Award Winner and Hollywood legend Rita Moreno as Dom and Mia’s Abuelita Toretto and Academy Award Winner Brie Larson as Tess, who is presumably a new member of Dom’s family. The trailer also revealed that John Cena’s Jakob Toretto, who was the main villain in the previous entry, will now be working alongside his formerly estranged brother Dom. A shortened version of the trailer was also released during Super Bowl LVII, which you can see below.
Who’s In the Fast X Cast?
While the final cast list for the movie hasn’t been confirmed yet, fans can expect most of the principal cast to return. That 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 could also return as Rico Santos and Tego Leon. The upcoming movie will also introduce Aquaman star Jason Momoa to the franchise as the villain Dante, with his casting being confirmed in January 2021. Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) has also been added to the cast of the movie, she’ll play a street car racer from Brazil who has a history with Dom.
Additionally, Kurt Russell could also come back for the movie as his character’s fate after the last film is still a bit ambiguous. There have also been rumors that Gal Gadot‘s character could be brought back, so she may make an appearance. Cardi B has also been confirmed to be returning for the final story. And Vin Diesel has been actively trying to convince Dwayne Johnson to return to the franchise, so there’s always the chance (no matter how slim) that we’ll see the Rock in the final installment as well. Scott Eastwood who had a scene-stealing role in the eighth film as Little Nobody will also be returning for the tenth film after sitting out for the ninth installment.
In further casting news, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has officially been cast as a character named Tess, who is described as a rogue representative from the Agency. Alan Ritchson, star of Amazon Prime Videos’ Reacher series, has been cast as Aimes, the new heady of the Agency who butts heads with Dom and his family. Vin Diesel has announced that Hollywood legend Rita Moreno will be appearing in the movie as Dom’s grandmother.
Leo Abelo Perry who starred in last year’s reboot of Cheaper by the Dozen on Disney+ was announced to be joining the cast as Brian Marcos, Dom’s son.
Who Are the Key Characters in Fast X?
Almost all the members of Dom’s familia are expected to return for Fast X. Here’s a quick look at the most important players:
- Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, once a street racer and now a global force for good who takes down evil masterminds as the patriarch of his extended family.
- Jason Momoa as Dante, the revenge-seeking son of Brazilian drug lord Hernan Reyes.
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Dom’s wife, a talented racer, and a formidable fighter.
- Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Dom’s sister who is in a relationship with his best friend Brian O’Connor (the late Paul Walker), with whom she has two children.
- Brie Larson as Tess, a rogue agent from the Agency who aligns herself with Dom.
- John Cena as Jakob Toretto, Dom, and Mia’s estranged brother. He’s a former black-ops agent and was the primary antagonist of F9, though he eventually reconciled with his family by the end of the movie.
- Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce, Brian’s old partner and a fast-talking charmer with a lot of talent behind the wheel.
- Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, another old friend of Brian’s. Tej is a technical expert and a brilliant mechanic.
- Sung Kang as Han Seoul-Oh, Dom’s old friend who was 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 mother of Deckard, Owen, and Hattie Shaw. She’s the matriarch of the Shaw family and a sometimes-ally of Dom’s. Like him, she also always puts family first.
- Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, Queenie’s son and the man who fans thought killed Han. He’s a former MI6 agent who’s basically a frenemy of Dom’s.
- Lucas Black as Sean Boswell, Han’s old protégé and the former Drift King of Tokyo. As of F9, Sean lives in Germany along with his friends Twinkie (Shad “Bow Wow” Moss) and Earl (Jason Tobin), building rockets for the military.
- Rita Moreno as Abuelita Toretto, Dom, and Mia’s beloved grandmother.
- Anna Sawai as Elle, a new character who was introduced in F9 and the latest member of Dom’s crew.
Who Is Making Fast X?
The film was set to be directed by Justin Lin, who also directed all the franchise’s movies between The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious 6, as well as F9. However, the director has since exited the project, reportedly due to disagreements with Vin Diesel.
French filmmaker Louis Leterrier has replaced Lin as Fast X‘s director. Leterrier is known for his work on movies like The Transporter, The Transporter 2, The Incredible Hulk, and Now You See Me. Leterrier spoke about the film, teased an upcoming war, saying:
There’s a war brewing. It’s coming to an end and it is a race to the finish. There will be some tremendous casualties. This one is big. I don’t want to oversell it, but what we’re planning on the next one is just gigantic, in terms of action, scope and emotion. You will feel all the feels. Tears will roll.
When Is Fast X Filming?
Filming on Fast X began in April 2022. The two parts of the final story were expected to be filmed back to back, but after the eleventh film was delayed, plans changed. Filming locations reportedly include London and Rome.
When and Where Is Fast X Set?
Fast X is expected to pick up after the events of the previous film. The story will more or less be set in the present day, though there may be some flashbacks like in F9. It’s expected to be a massive story that will take the crew all over the world so expect a lot of exotic locales and even more exotic vehicles.
What Is the Plot of Fast X?
The official synopsis from Universal reads:
The end of the road begins. Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious Saga, launches the final chapters of one of cinema’s most storied and popular global franchises, now in its third decade and still going strong with the same core cast and characters as when it began. Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fueled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever. In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and decapitated his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante (Aquaman’s Jason Momoa), witnessed it all and has spent the last 12 years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price. 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 (Leo Abelo Perry, Black-ish) is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.
In our conversation with star, Michelle Rodriguez, she references the idea of revenge and how it plays into the film’s plot saying, “Revenge with a smirk. It sounds light, but when you see [the movie], you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.”
She went on to say that the film’s ending will leave audiences stunned. Here’s how she described her reaction to the ending: “I was like, ‘Oh my god. What have we done?’
Considering this is the last story, Fast X could look to the next generation of the crew, specifically Dom and Brian’s kids. Perhaps the movie could end with a flash-forward showing how those kids grow up to be the next great racer agents, just like their parents. Jordana Brewster has also suggested that that’s something she’d like to see in the final movies.
If that’s the direction the story is going to take, it would make it more of a passing of the torch. And if so, we can probably expect the crew to go through some emotional moments with their kids, fighting to keep the world safe for their sake. Of course, that still leaves the question of the villain.
The final scene of F9 showed Deckard Shaw meeting Han again, being surprised to find him alive. It’s possible that the upcoming film will see Shaw and his family becoming enemies of Dom’s crew again. On the other hand, Cipher was also still alive and on the run at the end of F9, so there’s a possibility that she’ll be back as the villain.
Whoever they’re going up against, fans can expect the familia to take on yet another high-stakes mission with ridiculous levels of action. There’s literally no limit to where this story could take us so we’re just going to have to strap in and enjoy the ride.