The rogues’ gallery of enemies in the “Fast & Furious” franchise range from low level baddies to absolute forces of nature. We knew that Momoa’s Dante was going to be the next big bad. However, we didn’t know why he would be going after Dom.
In a shocking turn of events, the “Fast X” trailer reveals that Dante is the son of Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), the Brazilian drug lord and politician from “Fast Five.” In a truly spectacular retcon, we learn that Dante watched the entire heist unfold before his own eyes. When Brian (Paul Walker) and Dom took Reyes’ vault, Dante was literally right behind them the whole time. Later on in the trailer, we see that he was also in one of the cars that gets catapulted into the sea in the final bridge confrontation. In addition to witnessing his father’s death, he also watched a man, who was once responsible for lifting VCR/DVD combo players, nab his $100 million inheritance. It’s no wonder he’s pissed.
Dante’s so bothered, in fact, that it took him over 12 years to exact his elaborate revenge scheme. He’s very lucky that none of the other villains from the four interim entries got to Dom before he did. You may be thinking, well, where was he in “Fast Five?” The answer lies in a formula that the “Fast & Furious” movies have become really good at using.