Fast and Furious 10 is now Fast X, and the next mainline Fast and Furious movie is on its way and has set a release date for spring 2023 — and we just got interesting casting news.
There is a bit of bad news, though: One cast member you may be wishing was coming back for these films. More on him below. That said, of course, expect spoilers for Fast & Furious 9 below. This is your warning.
Also, we've just gotten a bit of casting news to add to the likely list of series regulars we expect to see back in the driver's seat(s). It's amazing to think, though, about how a rag-tag group of motor-heads went from betting on cars to saving the world. Here's everything we know right now about Fast and Furious 10.
Latest Fast X news (updated April 27)
- Some bad news: director Justin Lin has left Fast X.
- Fast 10 is now Fast X!
- Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson, is joining Fast 10's cast!
Fast X release date changes
Universal has had to change the Fast and Furious 10 release date — it is now May 19, 2023 (formerly April 7, 2023). This means you have more than enough time to watch the Fast and Furious movies in order on any of the best streaming devices.
This puts it a bit in front of Mission: Impossible 7, the other big Summer 2023 movie, which is due on July 14.
Originally Fast and Furious 10 (or whatever they wind up calling it) was due in April 2021. But with production delays and slowdowns due to the COVID-19, the movie won't be accelerating into theaters.
Star Vin Diesel confirmed to Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) that filming on the movies will begin in January 2022. We say "movies" because it seems like Fast 10 and Fast 11 may be just Fast 10 parts 1 and 2.
Fast X main cast and crew
The bad news right now overshadows the below casting news. Director Justin Lin, who has been with the series since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and directed Fast Five (widely thought of as the rebirth of the series) has left Fast X.
Lin revealed the news in an Instagram post (opens in new tab) that doesn't explain why he's leaving, though he notes he will stay on as a producer. Since we just saw F9 on opening night, we've got a firm grasp on who to expect back for Fast and Furious 10. And since none of our main crew saw the end of their careers in F9, we believe Fast and Furious 10 could have the biggest cast yet.
Vin Diesel recently announced that Brie Larson is joining Fast X's cast, with a post of him and the Captain Marvel star cracking up on Instagram (opens in new tab).
And then The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) broke the news about the latest megastar to join the Fast & Furious world. Jason Momoa, the outlet reports, "is in final negotiations to join" the film and he "could be one of the film’s villains."
Here's who's left over from Fast & Furious 9's main cast:
- Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty
- Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
- Chris Bridges as Tej
- Tyrese Gibson as Roman
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey
- Sung Kang as Han
- Charlize Theron as Cypher
- Helen Mirren as Queenie
- John Cena as Jakob Toretto
Also, expect more Cardi B, who plays new character Leysa — a woman with ties to Dom's past. At the film's premiere, he told ET (opens in new tab) that Leysa will return in Fast 10, saying "We are very much excited to evolve her character and to expand it to the finale ... She made it just in time."
Remember when I said I had some bad news? Dwayne Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) that he won't be back for the mainline Fast movies. After mentioning that he laughed when hearing Vin Diesel's comments about their version of method acting, Johnson noted "And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they do that will be without me.”
Will Jason Statham come back as Deckard Shaw, as the Fast and Furious 9 credits scene suggested he and Han will settle unfinished business? That's just as likely for Hobbs and Shaw 2, as we'll explain below.
When Digital Spy (opens in new tab) asked about who else Diesel wants in the Fast Universe, he noted "Personally, I would just love to have my mate Michael Caine be a part. He's a part of Witch Hunter, grateful to have worked with him on The Last Witch Hunter. I think you have to wait until Fast 10 to see who's coming."
Fast and Furious 10 isn't the only sequel coming
Yes, Fast family, F10 isn't the final race. Fast and Furious 11 is already locked in, per a Vin Diesel interview with the Associated Press (opens in new tab). Fast and Furious 10 and 11 are essentially going to be a two-part movie, think Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame — just with a lot more cars.
That said, we also know there will be more than just that 11-part Fast Saga. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw producer Hiram Garcia told ComicBook.com (opens in new tab) that plans are in motion for a Hobbs & Shaw 2, which we are fully on board for.
In a Sirius XM (opens in new tab) interview, the whole cast agrees that there should be an all-female Fast Cinematic Universe spin-off. Chris Bridges was the first to suggest the idea in the call, and he declared that Helen Mirren better be in it. Jordana Brewster suggested that Eva Mendes could also come back.