“Without telling you too much about what happens in the future, there’s a character who is the antithesis of [Dominic Toretto] who is promoting AI and driverless cars and a philosophy that with that goes your freedom,” Vin Diesel told Variety at the “Fast X” trailer premiere. “And there is somebody that believes that’s the future, and that’s at direct odds with the Toretto mentality.”
Diesel isn’t the only one trying to manifest a big-name star for the next and final “Fast & Furious” chapter. Michelle Rodriguez — who plays Letty Ortiz-Toretto — wants Matt Damon to join the family. “Matt Damon, would you be in a ‘Fast & Furious’ movie? C’mon, we got four Oscar winners, man. And you’re an Oscar winner!” she told Variety.
While most would see the franchise as brainless action movies, Diesel thinks of it as the “longest love story.” As they approach the second chapter of the two-part finale, he’s naturally reflecting on the series as a whole. “You know what gets harder? The work off-screen,” Diesel said. […] There’s a reason [‘The Lord of the Rings’ author J. R. R.] Tolkien stopped writing after a while. Because it’s so hard to continue mythologies. Nobody thinks about it in that context. But it’s real.”
The “Fast & Furious” mythology expands with “Fast X,” rolling into cinemas on May 19, 2023. In addition to Diesel and Rodriguez, the film also stars Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jason Momoa, Jordana Brewster, Brie Larson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Cardi B, Rita Moreno, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, and Charlize Theron.