As the first of a two-part finale, Fast & Furious 10 presents an intriguing storyline opportunity in terms of the stakes for the tale.
The fact that Fast & Furious 10 will be the first of two movies that complete the Fast franchise allows it to make a storytelling choice that no other Vin Diesel movie has ever done. Fast 10 and Fast 11 were revealed to be the two upcoming and final Fast & Furious movies after F9 demonstrated that the franchise can succeed even amid a pandemic. Fast & Furious 10’s launch date has been changed from April 7 to May 19, 2023.
Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin, who directed F9, was picked to helm both Fast 10 and Fast 10. Fast 10’s plot is largely unknown, however several casting announcements have already been made. Jason Momoa from Aquaman and Daniela Melchior from The Suicide Squad have both joined the Fast franchise, with the former playing a villain and the latter an unspecified role.
Fast 10 ultimately shows the Fast & Furious heroes losing after nine films in which Vin Diesel’s character and his family experienced happy endings. Fast 10 doesn’t have to worry about wrapping up the narrative in a positive manner because it is the first picture in a two-part finale. On the other hand, a two-part finale typically necessitates that the first chapter end on a significant cliffhanger, such as the heroes losing. The films Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, Avengers: Endgame, are excellent examples of this storytelling technique. After destroying half of the universe in the third Avengers film, Thanos is the one who triumphs, and the Mad Titan wouldn’t be beaten until the fourth film.Similar things happen in Fast 10, as Toretto’s family loses to Jason Momoa’s character before retaliating in Fast 11.
This would be a much-needed update to the Fast & Furious movie formula, which has gotten incredibly formulaic more than 20 years after the first Fast & Furious movie. Each Fast & Furious movie often opens with a terrifying villain who either finds redemption or suffers a significant setback at the end, followed by a family BBQ at Toretto’s or Brian’s home. Making the next two movies in the Fast 10 series a two-part conclusion would be absurd if that is Vin Diesel’s goal for the series.Fast 10 and Fast 11 must share a common theme, and the protagonists in the first film losing a significant amount of money would be an ideal candidate. It is not exclusive to the Fast & Furious films; action stars like Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson frequently use this plot device in their films as well. It’s uncommon to see Vin Diesel or The Rock’s characters get hurt or lose a movie as part of any sort of personal brand.
allowing the Fast and Furious franchise’s heroes to lose. As he would be the first to defeat Toretto, this might also help Jason Momoa’s character establish himself as one of the best villains in the series. Both Deckard Shaw and Braga had the potential to succeed, but Letty and Han’s deaths were retconned, preventing that from happening. Not that an essential Fast & Furious character should perish in Fast 10, but at least some sort of big loss for Toretto’s gang has to be sufficient to up the stakes in Fast 11.
With each new installment, the Fast & Furious franchise continues to surpass itself, and there’s no reason why Fast 10 can’t do the same for the series and Vin Diesel’s films in general. Since Fast 11 will be the final Fast & Furious film, Fast & Furious 10 is the last opportunity for the franchise to see Toretto and his allies dealing with the fallout from a defeat. That would increase the significance of Fast 11’s certain victory and the satisfaction of the saga’s satisfying conclusion.