Fast X’s Ridiculous Budget Makes All The Wildest Theories More Likely
The next Fast & Furious movie reportedly has an Avengers-level budget, which makes even the most absurd Fast X theories more likely. The first of two movies that will wrap up the Fast Saga,
Fast X was initially going to be helmed by long-time Fast & Furious director Justin Lin until creative differences led to his departure. Considering the unexpected exit came after shooting had already begun,
plus the high-profile cast additions of Brie Larson and Jason Momoa, Fast X was expected to have a significant budget – yet recent reports suggest that the movie will be even bigger than anticipated.
According to The Wrap, the budget for Fast X is now close to $340 million. As a comparison, Avengers: Infinity War, which was also the first of a two-part finale, cost $316 million. Given how massive that movie was, from the visuals to the large set of characters,
the fact that the Fast & Furious 10 budget is bigger than Avengers: Infinity War’s reveals how ambitious the sequel will be. The Fast & Furious franchise is known for going bigger and bolder with each installment – and even the most unlikely theories, such as Dom’s crew going to space, have come true. With such a big budget, nothing is impossible for Fast X.
Fast & Furious 10 Continues To Fuel Your Time Travel Theories
While bizarre Fast & Furious theories are often played as jokes, the fact that Roman and Tej went to space in F9: The Fast Saga means that the franchise is open to incorporating what audiences dream of seeing.
Some examples of popular Fast X theories are Dominic Toretto going back in time, the crew going back to space, presumed dead Fast & Furious characters like Gisele returning, and even dinosaurs appearing.
While some of those theories are more plausible than others, Fast X’s budget means that any of them could be pulled off. That said, characters from previous installments returning and Fast X somehow revisiting the Fast Saga’s past are the theories most likely to come true.
Why Fast X’s Budget Is So Huge & How It Compares To Previous Fast Movies
Just the fact that Fast X has a large set of characters, many of whom are played by either A-list or upcoming Hollywood talent, would already cause the movie to have a significant budget.
In addition to the returning Fast & Furious characters, which already form a large cast, Fast X will also see Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, Alan Ritchson, and Daniela Melchior join the ensemble.
Vin Diesel, the face of Fast & Furious both as a star and producer, is reportedly being paid $20 million for what will be his ninth installment (via Variety). Fast X also had to pause production after Justin Lin’s departure, which naturally increased the budget.
To put numbers in perspective, The Fast and The Furious, the saga’s very first movie, had a budget of $38 million. Fast Five, which essentially changed the Fast & Furious franchise from racing movies into action-packed blockbusters, was the first installment to have a nine-figure budget: $125 million.
Fast Five was followed by Fast & Furious 6, which cost $160 million. The Fast Saga’s scope increased with Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, both of which fell in the $250 million budget range.
More recently, F9: The Fast Saga reportedly had a $200 million budget. If the reported figure is true, Fast X will cost nine times more than the first Fast and Furious movie.