Vin Diesel is revving the engine for yet another “Fast and Furious” movie.
The franchise’s lead star and producer has teased that a possible ‘Fast X’ trilogy may be in the works. The tenth installment of ‘Fast and Furious’ was originally intended to be part of a two-part finale of the long-running high-octane films.
“Without giving too much away, I can say this, going into making this movie, the studio had asked if this could be a two-parter and after the studio saw this first part, they said, ‘You could do ‘Fast X: The Finale.’ a trilogy?’” Diesel told Fandango.
Co-star Michelle Rodriguez added, “It’s three acts in every story.”
Diesel hinted, “You’re probably (getting a trilogy).”
IndieWire has reached out to Universal for comment.
Along with Diesel and Rodriguez, “Fast X” also stars Sung Kang, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Nathalie Emmanuel, with Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren and Cardi B reprising their supporting roles. Rita Moreno, Jason Momoa and Brie Larson also join the franchise. Meadow Walker, the daughter of late original star Paul Walker, joins Diesel on screen for the first time, ten years after her father’s death in a car accident.
“Thanks to my father, I was born into the ‘Fast’ family,” Walker wrote Instagram. “I can’t believe I can now be up there with even those who have been around to see me grow up…I’m so happy to be able to honor my father’s legacy and share it with him forever.”
According to the official synopsis for ‘Fast X’, Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his crew must seek help in their fight against Cipher (Theron) when she recruits Dante (Momoa), a mysterious new adversary. The logline teases that “the end of the road begins” with the new film.
“Fast X” is being directed by “Lupine” and “Now You See Me” director Louis Leterrier after “Fast and Furious” franchise director Justin Lin exited the production, allegedly over an alleged argument with lead character Diesel. Leterrier has been confirmed to direct the next — and previously announced, last — installment, Universal shared in April 2023.
“Fast X” hits theaters May 19.