The upcoming 10th chapter of the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast X, hits theaters in May 2023 – here’s everyone confirmed to be in the movie so far.
The cast of Fast X includes many familiar faces in the Fast & Furious franchise, along with some new ones. Following the partially space-set adventure of F9, Fast & Furious 10 is set to act as part one of a two-part finale for the Fast Saga. For a series that has run for as long as the Fast & Furious movies have, it has an equally long list of characters.
From the beginning in The Fast & the Furious, the franchise has notoriously gotten more and more over-the-top as it has raced ahead. It also has brought aboard quite a few big stars, or future big stars, as its unusual story has gone along. A number of them will be back for Fast X, though audiences will have to write off a return by Dwayne Johnson’s imposing Luke Hobbs.
The practically superhuman leader of the crew, Dominic Toretto is back in action once again for Fast X, with Vin Diesel returning to the role. Additionally, Diesel also returns to his running role as an executive producer on the series. Dom’s been with the franchise from the beginning in The Fast and the Furious, though his character took a sabbatical in 2 Fast 2 Furious when Diesel sat the film out.
Dom’s wife and fellow Fast & Furious stalwart Letty Ortiz will also be returning for Fast X, with Michelle Rodriguez reprising the role. First introduced in The Fast and the Furious, Letty Ortiz later lost her memory and became a part of the criminal gang of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). She rejoined Dom’s crew in Fast & Furious 6, got her memory back in Furious 7, and has been part of the family ever since.
Fast X‘s returning crew will also include Roman Pearce, with Tyrese Gibson back in the role. Gibson first appeared in the series in 2 Fast 2 Furious and was part of the returning ensemble in the franchise’s transformational movie Fast Five. Roman has been in every mainline Fast & Furious film since.
John Cena will be back in Fast X, too, in the role of Dom’s long-estranged brother Jakob Toretto. Jakob was introduced in F9, which established the bad falling out between Dom and Jakob. It led the latter to follow a dark road to the events of Fast X before finally switching sides to Dom’s team.
Jordana Brewster made her Fast & Furious debut in 2001’s The Fast & the Furious as Dom’s sister, Mia Toretto. She would later marry Brian O’Connor, played by the late Paul Walker, and start a family with him, though she came out of retirement from the crew’s adventures when her brother Jakob arrived in Fast 9. Brewster will also return as Mia in Fast X.
First appearing as a street-racing host in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Tej (Ludacris) returned in Fast Five, where he became established as the tech support of Dom and his crew. Tej and Roman were also the first Fast & Furious characters to go to space in F9. Ludacris’ Tej will be back behind the wheel and providing more technological know-how in Fast X.
Nathalie Emmanuel made her Fast & Furious debut as Ramsey in Furious 7, which established her as another tech genius. Initially the creator of the tracking device known as “God’s Eye,” Ramsey later joined Dom’s team. Emmanuel has continued as Ramsey in the Fast Saga ever since, and will also be back for Fast X.
Han Lue (Sung Kang) was seemingly killed in The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Despite this, thanks to the series’ non-linear continuity and the revelation in F9 that Han’s death was faked by Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell), Han’s been able to be a major part of Dom’s crew throughout the franchise. Sung Kang will return as Han for Fast X, though it remains an open question of how Han meeting his would-be killer Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) in F9‘s tense end-credits scene will be addressed.
Scott Eastwood joined the Fast & Furious franchise in The Fate of the Furious, where he portrayed a government agency affiliate of Mr. Nobody codenamed “Little Nobody.” Though he was absent from F9, Eastwood’s Little Nobody will be back for the ride of Fast X. His presence could help explain what happened to Mr. Nobody, who mysteriously disappeared in the last movie.
F9 utilized a number of flashbacks to show Dom’s origins in the racing world, along with how his falling-out with Jakob happened. In them, Michael Rooker appeared as Buddy, who had been a pit mechanic for Dom’s father during his own racing days prior to his death and also took in Jakob when he left Dom. Rooker will reprise his role of Buddy for Fast X so it’s clear there will be more flashbacks.
The Machiavellian villainess Cipher was first introduced in The Fate of the Furious, in which she coerced Dom to fight against his family in order to save his infant son. Cipher was later seen mostly behind a glass cell in F9 as another antagonist alongside Jakob, though by the end of the movie she was free and plotting her next move after her defeat. Theron will return once more as Cipher for Fast X.
Rapper Cardi B made a minor but prominent cameo in F9 as Leysa, who helps rescue Dom with her and her allies posing as a SWAT team. Cardi B will also be back as Leysa for Fast X. It’s not known how big her role will be, but it’s bound to be entertaining.
Jason Momoa is among the newly-boarding cast of Fast X. While the specifics of his role in the movie is unknown, Jason Momoa will reportedly play a villain. It should be a fun change for audiences, who are mostly used to seeing Momoa in various heroic and antiheroic roles.
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