Fast X, the 10th feature film in the Fast & Furious franchise, will reportedly drop its first trailer on February 10, two days before the 2023 Super Bowl. According to Collider, the trailer will come in at “well over” three minutes, which is a general idea of the plot and should contain a large number of action sequences. The report, which comes shortly after lead Vin Diesel confirmed a trailer launch for next month, also notes that Fast X will also release a TV spot during the Super Bowl on Feb. 12. Fast X is the first of a planned two-part finale and hits theaters May 19.
The first trailer and the Super Bowl TV spot showcase some of the film’s new cast members. “So not only will fans get the first trailer in February, they’ll also get a TV spot that acts as a high-octane teaser and tone-setter that takes a closer look at the star-studded cast,” the report reads. Filming on Fast X began in April 2022, but soon hit a bump when then-director Justin Lin left the project due to creative differences – just days after shooting. He was replaced by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk), but still has co-writing credits along with Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans). The cast also sees some new additions in Jason Momoa (Aquarius) as an adversary named Dante, who teams up with Cipher (Charlize Theron) to go after Dominic Toretto’s family. Speaking to Variety in August, Momoa described his character Dante as “androgynous” and said, “The time of my life.” I finally become the bad guy. I’ve been the good guy for a while. He’s very sadistic and androgynous and he’s a bit of a peacock… He’s got a lot of problems, this guy. He definitely has some daddy issues.”
Meanwhile, Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) joins in as an enigmatic new character named Tess, while Rita Moreno (West Side Story) is determined to play grandmother of the Toretto clan. In addition to Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez reprises her role as Dom’s wife Letty and Jordanna Brewster returns as his sister Mia. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson and Sun Kang also return as technical expert Tej Parker, street racer Roman Pearce and drifter Han Lue, respectively. John Cena, who entered the global action franchise with F9, also returns as Dom’s estranged and now reunited brother Jakob Toretto in Fast X.
It’ll be interesting to see how Fast X manages to top F9’s absurd set piece, which saw Tej and Roman go into space. The action franchise has always managed to draw large numbers, with the seventh installment maintaining its No. 11 position as one of the highest-grossing films of all time, grossing $1.5 billion (approximately Rs. 12,249 crore). Sure, part of it had to do with Furious 7 being Paul Walker’s last appearance in a movie, due to his passing, but the achievement can’t be overlooked. Among the highest-grossing film franchises, it currently ranks eighth – just above the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Fast X is hurtling into cinemas worldwide on May 19.