Fast & Furious Franchise’s 10th Installment ‘Fast X’ Promoted by Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez at Formula One Miami Grand Prix
Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez made a special appearance at the Formula One Miami Grand Prix on Thursday to promote their upcoming movie, Fast X, the 10th installment of the popular Fast & Furious franchise. The two stars showed off their fashionable looks, with Vin Diesel wearing a black sleeveless top, bandana-embellished jeans, and combat boots, while Michelle Rodriguez donned a plunging silver top, white pants, and sneakers, accessorized with a gold necklace and multiple rings on each hand. The film also features returning franchise stars Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, and Scott Eastwood, as well as newcomers Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, and Rita Moreno.
Fast X is set to be released on May 19 and is the first part of a two-part finale to the franchise. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier, who replaced Justin Lin, after the F&F veteran dropped out due to creative differences a week after filming began. Vin Diesel, who plays the role of Dominic Toretto in the series, is also a producer of the sequel in addition to starring in it.
The Fast & Furious franchise has been a record-breaking success, earning over $6.6 billion at the box office. Diesel also revealed last week that the eleventh and final movie in the series will be released in 2025, meaning viewers will likely be left with a cliffhanger and have to wait two years to find out what happens next.
At CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Diesel spoke about the success of the franchise, saying: “Fast is now the longest-running franchise in movie history featuring the same actors playing the same characters. This is our family, the audience is our family, and as we were building towards this achievement we attracted directors who brought their own magic to the saga. I’m proud to say for nearly two decades the films have been the most successful film of every one of our directors.”
Director Leterrier also spoke about what fans can expect from the final film, revealing: “There’s a war brewing. It’s coming to an end, and it is a race to the finish.” The official synopsis for Fast X reads: “The end of the road begins. Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious Saga, launches the final chapters of one of cinema’s most storied and popular global franchises, now in its third decade and still going strong with the same core cast and characters as when it began.”
The franchise began with the 2001 film The Fast And The Furious, which starred Vin Diesel as Dom and the late Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner. Paul died in November 2013 at age 40 from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle collision while riding as a passenger in a speeding car. He had not yet completed filming of the 2015 film Furious 7 at the time of his death, and his brothers Cody and Caleb were used as stand-ins to complete the rewritten film.
In Fast X, Dom Toretto and his family will face their most lethal opponent yet, a terrifying threat fueled by blood revenge who is determined to shatter the family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever. The story will take the family from Los Angeles to the catacombs of Rome, from Brazil to London, and from Portugal to Antarctica, with new allies forged and old enemies resurfacing. But everything changes when Dom discovers that his own 8-year-old son is the ultimate target of the villain’s vengeance.
Fast X promises to be an explosive and action-packed film, serving as a fitting finale to one of cinema’s most beloved franchises. Fans eagerly await its release on May