Hats off to the franchise with no stop signs that is The Fast Saga, as Universal is full-speed ahead with this week’s release of Fast X. Coupled with at least two more recently-announced sequels that’ll total the franchise in whole to a baker’s dozen, peppered with the apparent (and…surprising?) return of actor Dwayne Johnson, the studio is more than ready to try and keep things fresh, and they’ve launched an extensive, fully loaded AF final trailer to firmly seal the deal.
Roads or no roads, wheels or no wheels, this crazy train is going places for at least a few more installments and we have a new trailer now making the rounds for the next leg of this crazy train ride that is Fast X. That trailer arrived yesterday and we also have some character posters circulating which you can also view just beneath, and with director Louis Leterrier on board for the eleventh chapter of The Fast Saga, keep all eyes and ears peeled for more news as it comes.
The franchise that jumps more speeding trains, boats, cliffs, buildings, heatseekers, submarines, and airspace than any film series in current existence is back to see how many more sharks it can make envy with Fast X, the tenth installment of “The Fast Saga”. Universal Pictures is out with the trailer for a story that dares to take things “a whole ‘nother level” now with the addition of some new and interesting villains and protagonists into the fray, with Vin Diesel taking point for a Louis Leterrier-directed action adventure. What’s more, is that this is only part one of the finale for this explosive saga, so take everything you see with a grain of salt and check your expectations at the door as I know I will.
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• Universal is on the way with the first of a back-to-back finale of the Fast saga with Louis Leterrier directing Fast X, and with none other than Scott Eastwood confirmed to reprise his role from The Fate Of The Furious. He joins newly-added Alan Ritchson along with Jason Momoa, and the usual Fast cadre led by franchise main Vin Diesel for its May 2023 release. (THR)
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The trades have confirmed that Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier will take the mantle for Fast X, the newest and second-to-last chapter of Universal’s “Fast And Furious” franchise. The news comes after Justin Lin, who helmed five of the nine-film line-up left the current tenth film last week due to creative differences.