‘The Flash’ and ‘Cloverfield’ scribes join director Louis Leterrier on the cinematic franchise finale, which serves as the companion to the upcoming ‘Fast X’ film opening in theaters May 19.
The end has truly begun. According to Deadline (pre-strike reporting), writers Christina Hodson (The Flash) and Oren Uziel (Cloverfield) have boarded the final installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, which serves as the companion to the upcoming Fast X film. Fast X director Louis Leterrier will return for the franchise finale.
The Fast Saga has earned Universal an impressive $6 billion worldwide, serving as the studio’s highest earning and longest running franchise. In addition to its cinematic marvels, the phenomenon has also spawned an animated series, a mobile game, and the spinoff franchise Hobbs & Shaw.
Fast X kicks off the events of the epic two-part franchise finale, with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) facing off against nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes’s vengeful son Dante (Jason Momoa).
Directed by Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk), Fast X stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez; Tyrese Gibson; Chris “Ludacris” Bridges; Nathalie Emmanuel; Jordana Brewster; Sung Kang; Jason Statham; John Cena; and Scott Eastwood, with Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.
The film also features an extraordinary new cast including Brie Larson as Tess, a rogue representative from the Agency; Alan Richtson (Reacher) as Aimes, the new head of the Agency who doesn’t hold the same fondness for Dom’s crew as his predecessor; Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) as a Brazilian street racer with a powerful tie to Dom’s past; and Rita Moreno as Dom and Mia’s Abuelita Toretto.
Fast X is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Diesel, Justin Lin, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Samantha Vincent. Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr., David Cain, Chris Morgan, Amanda Lewis, and Mark Bomback executive produce.
Watch the beginning of the end in Fast X, racing into theaters May 19.