As they say, all good things must come to an end, and sadly, that includes movie franchises as well. As much as we wished that our favorite movie franchises kept releasing movies for eternity, that isn’t always the case, unless you’re talking about Marvel of course.
But in this case, we are talking about one of the most-anticipated movies which is going to mark the end of a brilliant franchise that most of you have grown up watching. Yes, we are talking about the Fast & Furious saga, and the upcoming movie Fast X. We know you have all been waiting to know more about it, and now that we have some details, we are here to tell you all about it.
The Fast & Furious franchise began in 2001, and now, after two decades, it is finally coming to an end with its tenth and final installment Fast X. Anyone who is familiar with the Fast & Furious franchise, already knows that these movies are centered around cars, racing, fights, family, and everything in between.
This franchise has seen its ups and downs over the last two decades and it is finally time to hit the last lap. Albeit, it isn’t the final lap, and we will talk more about that in the article. So, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Fast X, from the plot to the cast to the release date and more:
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What Is The Plot of Fast X?
The end of the road begins. Since Fast X is the last installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, the stakes are going to be higher than ever in this upcoming action movie. Before we dive into any details, it is important to know that while Fast X is the final installment, it isn’t the franchise’s last movie and we will explain why.
There is a lot of ground to cover in this last installment, which is why it is being divided into two parts. This shouldn’t come as a shocker since many movies and tv shows are taking this route, for example, Mission Impossible and You. As of now, there aren’t many details of just when the second part will release, but let’s focus on Fast X and take a look at the official synopsis by Universal:
“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, 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, 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, is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.”
We know this might be a lot to take in at first glance, but the bottom line remains that there is going to be a lot of action in Fast X, and almost everything and everyone are at stake this time. There are going to be new threats to Dom’s family, but we aren’t sure if he will be able to protect them all. The main focus of Fast X might just be the new villain and we will take a look at the casting in the next section of the article.
As we said earlier, there is a lot of ground to cover when it comes to finishing this franchise, which is why the creators and producers have decided to divide it into two halves, but that only means more content for us. We are certain that this movie is going to end on a cliffhanger, and something tells us that not all characters are going to make it to the next part.
The Cast of Fast X
Fast X is going to have an ensemble cast and you are not ready for it. A lot of actors and actresses from the previous movies are going to return for Fast X, hitting you with a sense of nostalgia. No matter which cast member comes and goes, the focus will remain on Dom, who is played by none other than Vin Diesel. When you think about Vin Diesel, the first thing that pops into your mind is the Fast & Furious franchise, because that’s just how important he is to the story.
Now, the focus might shift just a little in Fast X because of the badass villain in the upcoming action movie, Dante. It was of utmost importance that they cast someone who looks strong enough to give tough competition to a character like Dom, and looks like the casting directors have knocked it out of the park. Dante will be played by none other than Jason Momoa, aka Aquaman. He is here to seek revenge, and he will make sure than happens. We can’t wait to see what Momoa brings to the franchise! Daniela Melchior and Brie Larson will also be appearing in Fast X, so by the looks of it, the Fast & Furious saga is recruiting some of the biggest names from Marvel and DC.
Of course, there will be plenty of the old cast returning for Fast X as well, and that includes Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Charlize Theron, Jason Tobin, Helen Mirren, John Cena, and Sung Kang amongst several others. Once again, Paul Walker will be deeply missed and we are more than certain that this movie will pay one final homage to him at some point in Fast X. As we said, an ensemble cast!
When and Where Can you Watch Fast X?
We know everyone has been waiting for a while to watch Fast X, especially since it has been through a series of delays, but don’t worry because the official release date is finally here and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it.
Fast X, the first part, is slated to release on the 19th of May, 2023. So while you might have to wait for a few more months, at least you know it is coming your way and when! Undoubtedly, Fast X is the kind of movie that deserves that big-screen treatment, and that’s exactly what it will get. Make sure you book your tickets in advance when they are up for sale!
Is There a Trailer for Fast X?
The official trailer for Fast X was released a few days ago and already has over 30 million views, so we are hoping that you have seen it already, but if you haven’t, now is the time to do so. The trailer is full of action and some brilliant dialogues from Dom about family and love, but that was expected already.
The fact that the trailer already has so many views is an indication that the movie is bound to be a box office hit and there is no stopping it. The trailer is almost four minutes long and a lot is happening there, but we love every second of it!
We are extremely thrilled about Fast X, and we are certain that you are too, so do let us know in the comments whether or not you will be watching this movie when it releases. Hopefully, when we have more details about the second part of the finale, we will keep you posted!
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