Fast and Furious 10 has entered production – and the film has a title. The tenth instalment in the franchise – titled Fast X, will be the first of a two-part story to close out the series. In addition, Justin Lin will also be returning to direct the tenth film. The film will mark Lin’s sixth feature within the long-running franchise, following The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Furious 6, and last year’s F9.
Supporting cast members include Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang and Nathalie Emmanuel. As for the newcomers, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) will be joining the fast family.
Dwayne Johnson’s absence from the film is notable. He confirmed that he would not be returning to the franchise. Johnson recently starred alongside Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw in 2019’s Hobbs and Shaw spin-off. A sequel is also in development. Speaking to Deadline last year, Johnson explained: “that there was no chance” he would return to the franchise.
Fasten your seat belts. FAST X is now in production. pic.twitter.com/08K6Eai3c1
— The Fast Saga (@TheFastSaga) April 20, 2022
Johnson added that he was “confident in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience, and I truly wish my former co-stars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”
F9 took the series into space and resurrected Sung Kang’s Han, courtesy of some magic by Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody. The film further introduced Dominic’s younger, estranged brother, Jakob.
Fast 10 Part 1 is due for release in UK and US cinemas on May 19, 2023, with Part 2 rumoured for release sometime in 2024. While the flagship series will soon race across the finish line, there’s every opportunity for the Fast cinematic universe to expand with spin-offs, prequels, and more.
For more Fast and Furious content, take a look at Flickluster’s F9 review.