The franchise that’s been living its life a quarter mile at a time is winding down. While the Fast & Furious world will continue on through spinoffs, including Hobbs & Shaw 2 and Charlize Theron’s Cipher being primed to lead her own movie, the main saga starring Dominic Toretto and his crew is wrapping up with two final movies. The first of these was once simply known as Fast & Furious 10, but is now officially titled Fast X. That movie is currently dated for May 19, 2023, and following Justin Lin’s departure a week after filming began, Louis Leterrier is now sitting in the director’s chair.
While it’s reasonable to assume Fast X will involve its starring protagonists using cars and other assorted vehicles to stop a major threat, if not save the world, for now, story details are being kept a closely-guarded secret. What we can talk about with this upcoming movie is who’s making up its main cast, from the familiar faces, like Vin Diesel, to the newcomers, like Jason Momoa. So let’s go over who we’ll be seeing during the events of Fast X.
Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto has appeared in all the Fast & Furious movies except for 2 Fast 2 Furious, and shared co-lead duties with Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor for a long time. Sadly, Walker passed away in 2013, resulting in Furious 7 being Brian’s final appearance and Dom officially becoming this saga’s main protagonist. F9 saw him and Jordana Brewster’s Mia Toretto crossing paths with their estranged brother, John Cena’s Jakob Toretto. While Jakob was initially causing trouble with Cipher, by the end of the movie, he was back on good terms with his siblings. Count on Diesel’s Dom once again leading his crew in a mission packed with street-racing and explosions.
Michelle Rodriguez has also been part of the Fast & Furious franchise since the beginning, although it wasn’t until Fast & Furious 6 that she started taking a more central role in these movies. Along with Letty Ortiz still being by her husband’s Dominic Toretto’s side on their capers, the two are also enjoying the parenting life looking after little Brian, the child Dom had with the late Elena Reves. Since Rodriguez is the main Fast & Furious’ film series chief f
We had no idea Jakob Toretto existed until F9, as it was revealed in the movie that Dom blamed his younger brother for the death of their father and forced him to leave town. When Dom and Mia crossed paths with Jakob again decades later, they discovered he was now a skilled mercenary in cahoots with Cipher, but that partnership didn’t end up working out. By the end of the movie, Dom and Mia reconciled with Jakob before he went on the run. Cena’s confirmed to return in Fast X, so it’ll be nice to have him back as an ally rather than an enemy.
Now that we’ve covered established Fast & Furious characters who are returning in Fast X, let’s go over the newcomers. First up, we have Jason Momoa, who already has a lot of franchise cred established from playing Khal Drago in Game of Thrones, Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe and Duncan Idaho in Dune. Although Momoa’s Fast & Furious character hasn’t been named yet, the actor has confirmed he’s playing a villain, whom he’s described as a “very flamboyant bad boy” with “a little panache.” Momoa’s character will also share screen time with Charlize Theron’s Cipher, although hasn’t been clarified if they’ll be working together or pursuing separate agendas.