- Directed By: Louis Leterrier
- Released On: May 19, 2023
- Owner: Universal
- Box Office: $340 million
Fast & Furious Cast News
The Fast and Furious franchise has always been synonymous with speed, action, and family. The latest entry, Fast X, aimed to elevate this to a whole new level as it races towards the grand finale of the iconic series.
Introduced as the first of a trilogy intended to conclude the franchise, Fast X puts a heavy emphasis on legacy. With Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, in the driver’s seat, the film attempts to weave in the essence of family and the weight of one’s past.
A significant new addition to the story is Dante, portrayed by Jason Momoa. Dante is set on a revenge path, fuelled by the legacy of his father’s loss. Momoa’s dynamic performance, influenced by Heath Ledger’s iconic Joker, emerges as the powerhouse of the narrative.
However, the film’s expansive ensemble cast has drawn some criticism. Apart from Dante and Dom, other characters seem to linger in the background.
Despite the presence of A-listers like Brie Larson and Alan Ritchson, Fast X grapples with the challenge of balancing its sizable cast. Characters like Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris) add limited value to the narrative, while much-anticipated reunions, like that of Han and Shaw, fall flat.
Financially, Fast X has already proven its might. Pushing the Fast & Furious franchise past the $7 billion mark, it stands tall as the fifth highest-grossing franchise of all time. Within just a weekend, the film grossed over $360 million, surpassing several of its predecessors.
While the numbers are strong, the film’s reception has been mixed. Critics argue that while Fast X shines in moments — thanks in part to performances by John Cena and the budding storyline surrounding Little Brian — it could have benefited from more evenly distributed character arcs and thrilling car stunts. The movie’s conclusion has also left many fans yearning for more, setting a high bar of anticipation for its sequels.
In a candid chat, Ludacris, a series veteran, offered a candid perspective on why the franchise continues to thrive: sheer profitability. Spending hundreds of millions on production is justified when the returns are in the billions.
As the franchise steers towards its conclusion with the two-part Fast 11, fans have much to look forward to. Rumors of Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement and the return of Dwayne Johnson add to the excitement.
Meanwhile, the success of spin-offs like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw suggests that while the mainline series may be nearing its end, the world of Fast and Furious has plenty of gas left in the tank.
For now, fans can buckle up and enjoy the thrilling ride that Fast X promises, as it paves the road for the grand culmination of a two-decade-long saga.
Latest Fast X News
Alan Ritchson, prior to starring in Fast X, had only watched the original Fast & Furious.
Vin Diesel is allegedly balming Jason Momoa’s overacting on the poor reception for Fast X.
Fast X star Ludacris says the franchise is still going strong because of its box office grosses.
Fast X pushed Universal over $1 billion at the 2023 domestic box office.
A video of Michelle Rodriguez commenting that there are too many Marvel movies is recirculating, and Twitter users are calling the Fast X actress out.
Charlize Theron wore a beautiful lace wrap dress to the Rome premiere of Fast X.
Fast X is a disappointing movie with a fantastic villain but no great moments as the franchise is starting to falter.
Jason Momoa says he wishes he got more driving time in Fast X.
Brie Larson sends a shout out in her latest social media post, while wearing nothing but a sweatshirt.
Brie Larson does stretching exercises in yoga pants and a matching top.
Rita Moreno’s grandson Justin claims it was his insistence to Vin Diesel that got her cast in Fast X.
Fast X has received a PG-13 rating for, among other things, “intense violence.”
Brie Larson will star in a new CIA thriller titled The Agent for Netflix and may direct.
Charlize Theron and Michelle Rodriguez had no director for their Fast X fight scene and put it together themselves.
Brie Larson will play the daughter of Kurt Russell’s character Mr. Nobody in Fast X.
Michelle Rodriguez says the ending to Fast X is going to really shock fans.
Fast X star Jordana Brewster looks great in a BTS video from a photo shoot.
Michelle Rodriguez found out her Fast and Furious character, Letty, wasn’t dead while watching Fast Five in a movie theater.
Vin Diesel shared a photo on Instagram with the two actors behind Tego Leo and Rico Santos, fan favorite characters that have appeared in four previous films.
Twitter fans are gushing over Jason Momoa’s villain licking blood off a knife.
Vin Diesel talks a lot about family in the explosive official trailer for Fast X.
Fast X will have a body count of fan favorite characters according to its director, as the end of the franchise means the end of the road for some of the ensemble.
Fast X newcomers Jason Momoa and Brie Larson finally are seen in character.
Brie Larson switches from a sexy evening gown to tight jeans and leather in this new Instagram post from the star of the upcoming Fast X and The Marvels.
Brie Larson may be joining Netflix’s Gears of War film adaptation.
Vin Diesel and Jason Momoa can be seen hanging out in a photo from behind the scenes of Fast X.
Gal Gadot is returning to Fast & Furious as Gisele in Fast X.
Brie Larson looks amazing in a tight black, flowered crop top.
Brie Larson is producing and helping to creatively develop a new Fast and Furious spinoff focused around her character, who …
The release of Fast X — the first of two films meant to conclude the main Fast and Furious story …