The Fast & Furious saga began over 20 years ago and with its tenth (not including spinoffs) installment, Fast X, hitting theaters, the high-octane adventure is finally beginning to end. But Fast fans needn’t worry, because the finale to this larger-than-life action franchise obviously requires more than one movie to wrap up the stories of its many, many returning characters.
Vin Diesel, who has starred in the franchise since its very beginning, recently announced that a sequel to Fast X is in the works. ““After this explosive summer, I will have the privilege of coming to you for Part 2 in 2025,” he said at CinemaCon 2023.
Here’s everything we know about Fast X: Part 2. And be warned; some spoilers follow for Fast X.
Who will direct Fast X: Part 2?
Fast X saw a changing of the guard behind the camera, with Louis Leterrier replacing franchise mainstay Justin Lin as director. Leterrier is expected to return to helm Fast X: Part 2, which Universal have described as a “companion piece” to Fast X.
Who will be in the cast?
Vin Diesel will return as Dom Toretto, as will the rest of the Fast Family, including Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Sung Kang, and Nathalie Emmanuel.
Also returning will be new bad guy Dante, played by Jason Momoa, as well as some familiar faces who showed up towards the end of Fast X: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gal Gadot.
What will Fast X: Part 2 be about?
We don’t know a lot about the plot of the movie yet, other than some characters’ fates remain undecided after the explosive ending of Fast X. What we do know, however, is where some of the movie might be set: in an interview with Joe, director Louis Leterrier teased that the franchise could be coming to Ireland.
“Listen, you have great roads, you have great characters, actors, amazing scenery. Why aren’t we shooting in Ireland right now, that is what I want to know. Yeah, let’s go! Just suggest to me some areas where we should shoot, and yeah, absolutely, I’ll come,” he said.
“It would be great to come to Ireland,” he continued. “I mean, our plan is that by the time we’re done with Fast & Furious, to have gone through on the seven continents, and to have visited everything and to have visited every part of the world, and Ireland is so important, we need to go there. And I know Jason Momoa will have a good time.”
What is the release date?
So far, all we know is that Fast X: Part 2 will be released sometime in 2025, most likely in the summer.
Will there be another movie after Fast X: Part 2?
While this movie was ostensibly designed to close the book on the Fast saga, Diesel claims that the possibility of a third Fast X chapter has not yet been fully dismissed.
“Going into making this movie, the studio had asked if this could be a two-parter,” Diesel said on the red carpet at the Fast X premiere. “And after the studio saw this, Part 1, they asked ‘Could you make Fast X, the finale, a trilogy?'”
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