“Fast X” is such a big deal that there was an L.A. party, hosted by Maria Menounos, just for its trailer release. Star Vin Diesel said at the event, “Guys, I can’t tell you how good it feels after 23 years to be here tonight to unveil the trailer. The Super Bowl will see one minute of this trailer. You are going to see four minutes (via USA Today).” Diesel was correct. The explosive one-minute trailer from the game introduces Jason Momoa as the vengeful Dante, son of vanquished villain Hernan Reyes. The lengthier trailer online delves deeper into the story of “Fast X.”
Family is clearly an important element of this film and the franchise writ large. The “Fast X” trailer begins at Abuela Toretto’s (Rita Moreno) cookout. She praises Dominic Toretto (Diesel) for the “magnificent family” he cultivated. However, Dante threatens all Dominic holds dear. “You built such a beautiful life filled with love and family. I never got that chance,” Dante says. Dominic takes off in his Dodge Charger to fight for his family. In the words of Tej (Ludacris), “It’s showtime.” This high-stakes film also features Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Jordana Brewster, and Jason Statham.
“Fast X,” which opens May 19, is the beginning of the end for Dom, as it’s the penultimate film of the blockbuster action franchise. Justin Lin stepped down from his role as director in 2022, and Louis Leterrier replaced him.