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Everything you need to know about ‘Fast X’ and Our favorite moments from the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise

The Fast and Furious films have been a blockbuster franchise for over two decades, reinventing itself while capturing the hearts of Fast Family fans around the world. With its high-speed car chases, thrilling action sequences, and all-star cast that’s evolved throughout its history, it’s no wonder that fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the latest installment, Fast X to join other movies in theaters. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about the upcoming eleventh installment in the franchise, including the release date, cast, plot, and latest news. Plus, we’ll take a look back at 10 of our favorite moments from the last 20 years of Fast and Furious films.

Fast X Release Date

 

Fast X has been in the works since 2014, with a two-part finale planned since October 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted general production of the series, with F9 not hitting theaters until 2021. Principal photography for Fast X began in April 2022, and the latest release date for the movie is set for May 19, 2023.

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Fast X Cast

One of the key elements of the Fast and Furious franchise is its star-studded cast of characters that stretch the history of the Fast Saga. Fast X will feature many of the familiar faces fans have come to love, including Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, and Sung Kang as Han Lue.

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have been key characters throughout the Fast Saga (including the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff) along with Charlize Theron, while John Cena joined the franchise in F9 as Jakob Toretto, Dom’s long-lost brother. Newcomers to the franchise include Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, and Cardi B in an undisclosed role.

What is the Plot of Fast X?

The plot of Fast X remains mostly shrouded in secrecy, but some details have emerged. The movie will reportedly center around Dom and his crew as they face off against a new villain, Dante Reyes (played by Jason Momoa), the son of drug lord Hernan Reyes, seeking revenge for the loss of his family’s fortune from the Rio de Janeiro heist in Fast Five

Additional Fast X Movie News

As the release of Fast X draws nearer, fans are eager for any news or updates about the movie. The tagline appearing throughout marketing for the movie reads “the end of the road begins.” Diesel and others connected with production have confirmed that Fast X is the first part of at two-part finale for the main Fast franchise.

Don’t miss your chance to see the end of the road! Buy your tickets to see Fast X today!

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10 Best Moments from the Fast and Furious Films

As the excitement builds for Fast X, let’s take a drive down memory lane to revisit some of the best and most memorable moments from the Fast saga.

10. The Fast and the Furious (2001) Opening Truck Heist

The scene that started it all. While the stakes of the first film feel so much smaller in comparison with the globe-trotting espionage at play in the newer movies, this high-speed heist set the tone for the franchise and laid the groundwork for ridiculous car stunts to come.

9. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Bridge Jump

The bridge jump scene in 2 Fast 2 Furious is one of the franchise’s early iconic moments. We see Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), who is no longer an undercover officer, enter a street race in Miami in the film’s opening scene. It’s also the first time viewers get the chance to meet Ludacris’ Tej, who organized the race along with the bridge stunt that sends O’Conner flying to a victory.

8. Fast and Furious (2009) Audition Race

2009’s Fast and Furious rebooted the franchise after 2006’s Tokyo Drift, reuniting Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. At this point in the film, Brian O’Conner and Dom Toretto find themselves on opposite sides of the law once again. The audition race scene provides a pulse-pounding nod to the origins of the first film while adding new layers of action to the franchise.

7. Fast Five (2011) Train Heist

Fast Five helped reinvigorate the franchise as a large-scale action series, and no other scene helps solidify that idea than the train heist early in the movie. On one hand it’s somewhat of a callback to the original truck heists in the first film, just turned all the way up to eleven, culminating in a slow motion free-fall over water.

6. Furious 7 (2015) Building Jump

Dominic Toretto takes a leap of faith in this scene from 2015’s Furious 7 in which he and Brian O’Conner jump between not one, but two, buildings in Abu Dhabi while escaping Jason Statham. “Cars don’t fly!”

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5. Fast and Furious 6 (2013) Dom Saves Letty

At it’s heart, the Fast saga is truly about family. And the emotional scene in Fast & Furious 6 when it is revealed that Letty Ortiz is still alive, after she was thought to have been killed in a previous movie, epitomizes this idea. The love and commitment to family hits maximum levels when Dom flings himself over a suspended bridge to save Letty, even while she has no memory of their connection to that point.

4. Fast and Furious 6 Airplane Heist

The airplane heist in Fast & Furious 6, Dominic and his crew attempt to hijack a military plane in mid-air. The scene is one of the most impressive stunts in the entire franchise, and it’s an absolute thrill to watch. The combination of vehicular action mixed with the hand-to-hand combat onboard makes for a truly memorable set piece.

3. Furious 7 Paul Walker Tribute

The final scene of Furious 7 paid tribute to the late Paul Walker, with a showcase of character highlights across nearly twenty years of Fast films. The scene is a touching reminder that beneath the revving engines and explosive chase sequences, there truly is a big heart at the center that fans connect with.

2. Fast Five Bank Vault Heist

The fifth film in the franchise features an incredible heist scene where Dominic and his crew steal a bank vault and drag it through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. The unique physics elements of two cars attached to a counter-weight bank vault helped bring the franchise to new heights while inspiring the next decade of the Fast formula to come: thrilling, creative action with fast cars at its center.

1. The Fast and the Furious Final Race

The Fast franchise has soared to some crazy heights in recent additions (remember when Tej and Rome orbited a car in space?!), that it’s easy to forget the origins are set in California street racing. The original climax captures the push and pull of Diesel and Walker’s character conflicts while reflecting the “quarter mile at a time” lifestyle in a classic, old-school drag race.

Did we miss anything? What’s your favorite scene from the Fast Saga? And don’t forget to get your tickets to see Fast X in theaters May 19!

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