FAST X is the title of the upcoming tenth movie in the Fast and Furious franchise. However, Vin Diesel has revealed the first script for the movie did not include Mia Toretto. He also laid out the plans to continue the story of Brian O’Conner, played by Paul Walker, before adding he wished he could “turn back time” and prevent Walker’s death.
The future of the Fast and Furious franchise has been set in stone. After F9 was released, Dominic Toretto star Vin Diesel announced the series would come to an end after Fast and Furious 10 and Fast and Furious 11. Earlier this month, he also announced the tenth movie’s title would be stylised as Fast X.
This week, he also revealed that Mia Toretto was not originally in the script for the hotly-anticipated movie. But Diesel and his daughter fought back against the director and made a change. Diesel recently posted a touching photo on his Instagram account of him and Mia star Jordana Brewster hugging Paul Walker.
Walker died in a car accident in 2013, but his character, Brian O’Conner, lived on for another movie. Even in the latest film, F9, Brian was said to be at home looking after his and Mia’s children. His car even made a cameo in the final moments of the movie.
Diesel has now revealed that Mia and Brian’s story will continue in Fast X. He wrote on his Instagram: “Yes, Your opinion has always mattered. When the F10 script came in, it excluded Mia Toretto… Someone whom I’ve attributed the brotherhood of Dom and Brian to. I was so disappointed that I couldn’t see how I could continue… After all, I wasn’t going to make another Fast unless Brian was back in Four… I don’t need to remind you of the petitions you sent the studio for Letty’s return at the end of Five.” (sic)
Thankfully, he revealed he will be bringing Mia back – despite the writers’ first script attempt. Diesel went on to announce: “Side note, you will never believe who corrected the very important role of Mia… my daughter, the Alpha Angel, who told the director very plainly and honestly: ‘NO MIA NO FAST 10!’ haha.”
He added: “The irony, is that the day she was born I was filming with Jordanna and Pablo [Paul] and it was Jordanna who I first told… profound right?” (sic) The 54-year-old went on to say that, not only will he be bringing Mia back to the series, but will also “honour” Walker – even ten years after his death. He emotionally added: “There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t want to turn back time, talk Pablo out of heading back to LA that thanksgiving weekend.”
Diesel continued: “Every Fast film I make must at the core always honor my brother Pablo. In the real world, I will always look after his family, because in the real world he is family. When his daughter asked me to walk her down the isle… I tear up, and then do it with pride and honor.” (sic)
He added that Walker’s mother “asked him to bring Brian back to the screen”. Diesel said: “Well, I don’t have to tell you how serious I take that. Fast could never have been here without the profound love and brotherhood between Dom and Brian, established in 2001.” He closed out his lengthy post with some heartfelt thanks dedicated to his fans.