See Vin Diesel Reveal A Huge Moment For Fast X

By Doug Norrie | 2 weeks ago

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Vin Diesel and company are about to wrap up this version of the Fast & Furious franchise with the final two movies bringing the initial storyline to a close. It’s been an ultra-successful run, to say the least, and one that’s become among the biggest tentpole franchises around. The group just finished up their first week of filming on the tenth movie and that prompted Vin Diesel to memorialize it on social media, getting fans excited for what’s to come over the next couple of years. 

Standing with director Justin Lin, Vin Diesel posted a quick video on Instagram that let fans know the first week was in the bag. Lin is back in the director’s chair after having helmed F9 as well as Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6. While he hasn’t done them all, the director is as attached to these projects as just about anyone else in the franchise. Check out what Vin Diesel and Justin Lin had to say about this next film and what it could mean for the final films.

Justin Lin says it pretty spot-on here when he chimes in that “it feels like the beginning of an epic ending.”And of course, Vin Diesel needs to ask if this next movie or the final one will be “the best one”. Lin gives his approval on that front as well. Though there had been some talk about these final two movies taking things a bit back to the franchise’s origins, it would be hard to see that happening considering the trajectory of these flicks over the years. The stunts and the stories have only ramped up to rather ridiculous (but very entertaining) heights. It would be tough to imagine everyone taking their feet off the collective gas (or NOS button) at this point. 

Fast X is set to be the tenth movie in the Fast & Furious franchise and will be the penultimate movie for this original group. There are future plans to continue on with other stories but with Vin Diesel, this will be it for him and some others. Most of the remaining original  (and early) cast will be back for this film with Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, and Sung Kang back in the drivers’ seats. Plus Jason Momoa is joining on in an undisclosed villain role as well and Charlize Theron will reprise her Cipher character.

In total, Fast & Furious movies have earned a whopping $6.6 billion at the worldwide box office. What started as a pretty insular story focused on Vin Diesel street racing, undercover cops, and robbing some trucks in the desert turned quickly into one of the biggest franchises around. While the first few movies kept things pretty status quo, the franchise started to take a noticeable shift around the fifth film, Fast Five which increased the budget to $125 million, upped the stakes in terms of the stunts, and completely crushed the box office, earning $626 million worldwide. This was almost double what the previous film had done. Things have only escalated since then. It could get even bigger for these last two films.