Fast X is directed by Louis Leterrier from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau and Justin Lin, based on a story by Mazeau, Lin, and Zach Dean. It serves as the sequel to F9 (2021) and is the first part of the final installment in the mainline Fast & Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto alongside an ensemble supporting cast including Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Momoa, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Brie Larson, Alan Ritchson, Daniela Melchior, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, and Rita Moreno.
Fast X was released in theaters on May 19 by Universal Pictures. The film has grossed $631.5 million worldwide, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2023. Most recently, Diesel announced that Fast X Part 2 will release in theaters on April 4, 2025. (Via Instagram)
According to our review, The Fast & Furious franchise has been known for its high-octane action and adrenaline-pumping car sequences. However, with each subsequent sequel, the films seem to be losing their grip on the core elements that made them so popular. Fast X, the first part of the final installment, boasts a star-studded cast but fails to deliver the excitement of its predecessors. In fact, it feels more like a slow ride than a fast one. Read more.
Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) 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 (Aquaman’s Jason Momoa), 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 (Leo Abelo Perry, Black-ish) is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.