In an interview with Empire, “Fast X” director Louis Leterrier talked about the newest bad guy making his debut in the movie: Dante, played by Jason Momoa. The character is yet another villain brought into the fold by Cypher (Charlize Theron), who has been a recurring antagonist in the films since 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious.” Leterrier described Cypher’s latest partner Dante as “an incredible new character; it’s 1,000 percent, Momoa,” He even hinted at an interesting relationship between the villains, saying that “they are bad news, but one is more afraid than the other. One is worse news than the other.”
Leterrier’s teasing of what’s to come in “Fast X” and even the untitled eleventh installment didn’t stop there. The director warned that Dom’s adventures in previous films would lead to new adversaries:
“When you have fought so hard to keep your faith and protect your family, and literally change the world, which is the case of Dom Toretto, there is a price to pay. His enemies are coming after him. There’s a total sum of enemies that are coming after him.”
The “Fast” franchise is one that’s thrived off of bringing in new villains that are in one way or another related to previous bad guys (it is all about family, after all). So the “sum of enemies” Leterrier described may very well be not villains who were presumed dead, but perhaps are the relatives of previous baddies recruited by Cypher to go after Dom. Whatever the case, there is sure to be plenty of NOS involved when “Fast X” hits theaters on May 19, 2023.