Fast X: Every Actor Confirmed For The Tenth ‘Fast & Furious’ Installment

The tenth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise is now officially in production, as Universal Pictures and the franchise’s star and producer Vin Diesel recently announced. The fans of the franchise are eager to see what laws of physics the family will break next. Although, after going to space in the latest, ninth installment, where could they possibly go next? Bottom of the sea, maybe? What? They haven’t been there before.

The franchise kicked off in 2001, and now, twenty years later, the franchise spawned nine movies, one spin-off movie, two short movies, one animated series, and a couple of video games that aren’t really worth mentioning. Fast X is set to be the first part of the planned two-part conclusion of the franchise, and the eleventh installment is set to be the Endgame. With the next installment on its way, there’s a question about which stars will return, or debut, in this upcoming movie. So let’s see how will be a part of, or against, the family in Fast X. Dwayne Johson already confirmed he won’t return in the main franchise, but there’s still a sequel to his 2019’s spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which is also in development.

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RETURNING STARS

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto

Previous movie appearances: The Fast and the Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Los Bandoleros, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, F9

Vin Diesel debuted as Dominic Toretto in the first movie of the franchise back in 2001. Back then. Diesel didn’t believe in the sequels so he was absent from the first sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, but after returning to the franchise, he became one of its owners and it’s impossible to imagine Fast & Furious without him today.

Diesel’s character went from a street racer and criminal who was stealing DVD Players in Los Angeles to a superhero that saves the day from mercenaries and world-ending threats. We can only wait to see what his next stunt is going to be, but we’re sure his signature white t-shirt (or a tank top, depending on the scene) will still remain as clean as ever. Diesel also voiced his character as a special guest star in the animated series Fast & Furious Spy Racers, which aired for six seasons on Netflix.

Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz Toretto

Previous movie appearances: The Fast and the Furious, Los Bandoleros, Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, F9

Michelle Rodriguez is one of the franchise’s original stars. She debuted in the first movie of the saga, back when she didn’t even have a driver’s license. Her character, Letty Ortiz, developed a relationship with Diesel’s Dominic Toretto before she was presumably killed off in the fourth movie of the saga. She returned in the sixth movie in which it was revealed that her character wasn’t killed, but she lost her memory and started working for the opposing team of street racers. She rejoined the family by the end of that movie and continued to be the regular star of the franchise ever since. Letty is a skilled street racer who, by her own words, would ride to death with Dominic.

 Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto

Previous movie appearances: The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, F9

Jordana Brewster is also one of the franchise’s original stars. Fun fact, she also didn’t have a driver’s license at the start of the franchise. Her character, Mia Toretto, is Dominic’s sister, and she developed a relationship with Brian O’Conner, who was played by late star Paul Walker. Following Walker’s tragic death, his character was retired in the seventh movie of the franchise, choosing to settle down with Mia and their two kids. Mia was absent from the eighth movie, but she returned in the ninth installment which introduced Jakob Toretto, her and Dominic’s brother, played by John Cena.

Paul Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, who were stand-ins for the late actor during the production of the seventh movie revealed that they aren’t interested in bringing Brian O’Conner back to the franchise, but Mia Toretto will still return in the tenth installment. Vin Diesel revealed that the original script for Fast X didn’t include Mia, but she was added after Diesel said he wants her to be a part of the family until the very end.

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker

Previous movie appearances: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, F9

Christopher Brian Bridges, known as Ludacris, is an American actor and rapper who joined the Fast & Furious franchise in the second installment. He plays Tej Parker, a former street racer and technical expert at Dominic Toretto’s team. We met him in 2 Fast 2 Furious in which he was organizing street races, and he was later recruited in the fifth movie to become a part of the family as a technical expert, and he remained a franchise’s regular star ever since. Ludacris also performed several songs that were featured on the movies’ soundtracks.

Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce

Previous movie appearances: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, F9

Tyrese Gibson’s Roman Pearce and Ludacris’ Tej Parker are kinda always coming in the same package. They were both introduced in the second installment of the franchise. Both of them had a close friendship with Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner, and they both returned in the fifth installment to join the family. Roman is one of the franchise’s comic reliefs, and he’ll continue to be a regular star until the very end.

Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey

Previous movie appearances: Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, F9

Nathalie Emmanuel made her breakthrough in the famous TV series Game of Thrones, in which she played Missandei. She joined the Fast & Furious franchise in 2015’s Furious 7 in which she played Ramsey, a skilled hacker who was kidnapped by the mercenaries and later saved by the family. She became a part of Dominic’s team and returned in the eighth and ninth installments of the franchise. Although she’s a skilled hacker, one interesting thing that the latest movie revealed is that Ramsey doesn’t have a driver’s license. Well, thankfully, she’s a quick learner, and we’ll see if she’s going to be behind the wheel in the next installment, or only behind the keyboard.

Sung Kang as Han

Previous movie appearances: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, F9

One thing you should know about the Fast & Furious franchise, no one ever really dies there. After Letty came back from the “dead”, the same thing happened to Sung Kang’s Han, a fan-favorite character who was presumably killed by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw and later returned in the latest, ninth installment. Ever since he debuted in the third installment, Han became of the fan-favorite characters, and in the fifth installment, he developed a relationship with Gisele, played by Gal Gadot. Gadot’s character was killed off at the end of the sixth movie, but if she’d come back, we wouldn’t be surprised at all. We’re excited to see Han back, and we can’t wait to see him again, especially after the post-credit scene of F9 in which Han paid a visit to Deckard Shaw.

Charlize Theron as Cipher

Previous movie appearances: The Fate of the Furious, F9

Charlize Theron debuted as a psychotic cyberterrorist Cipher in the eighth installment of the saga, in which she managed to turn Dominic against his own family and ordered the execution of Elena, Dominic’s ex and the mother of his child. Although villains of this franchise usually die or get arrested at the end, Cipher managed to escape at the end of the eighth movie, and she returned in the ninth movie in a reduced role. The ending of the ninth movie has set up her return in the future, and it seems like Cipher might be the ultimate villain of the entire franchise. We’re waiting to see what evil plan she has for the next installment.

Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody

Previous movie appearances: The Fate of the Furious

Scott Eastwood played the role of Little Nobody, an associate to Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody in The Fate of the Furious. He was a newbie government agent and covert operative who worked strictly by the rules, which wouldn’t usually be the best way. He’s also a skilled driver, which was proved in some car chasing scenes in the movie. After being absent from F9, it was confirmed that he’ll return in the upcoming tenth installment.

Michael Rooker as Buddy

Previous movie appearances: F9

Michael Rooker, known for the role of Yondu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, joined the Fast Saga in the latest installment as Buddy. Buddy was a member of Jack Toretto’s (Dominic’s father) pit crew and a caregiver to Jakob Toretto after Jack’s death and Dominic’s arrest. Buddy was featured only in the flashback sequences of the movie, but Rooker confirmed his return in the tenth installment. What his role will be this time, remains to be seen.

Cardi B as Leysa

Previous movie appearances: F9

It’s not a secret that the Fast Saga loves to cast music artists. Although Ludacris and Don Omar are the best examples, the ninth movie of the franchise also added Cardi B in the role of Leysa, Dominic’s friend and a leader of an all-female paramilitary group. She had only one scene in the movie, but Vin Diesel announced she will be back for more in the tenth installment.

NEWCOMERS

Jason Momoa

If you don’t know who Jason Momoa is, you’re probably living under a rock. Best known for the role of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones and Aquaman in DC Extended Universe, Momoa became one of the most known actors in Hollywood. Last year we watched him as Duncan Idaho in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and next year we’ll watch him in Fast X, in which he’ll play an unknown villain. Momoa said he’s excited to work with Charlize Theron, so maybe we can expect some sort of villainous team-up.

Brie Larson

Earlier this year, Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson, who is currently known for the role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealed she would like to join the Fast Saga, and Vin Diesel was more than ready to grant her that wish. Currently, it’s not known what role Larson will play.

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Daniela Melchior

Daniela Melchior, who played Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn’s DC movie The Suicide Squad, officially signed to star in the upcoming tenth installment of the Fast Saga in an undisclosed role. With Aquaman, Captain Marvel, and Ratcatcher 2 joining the franchise, it seems like we’re finally getting that long-awaited Marvel/DC crossover, and its name is… Fast X!

Alan Ritchson

Alan Ritchson, best known for the role of Hawk in the DC series Titans and the role of Jack Reacher in Amazon’s series Reacher, officially joined Fast X in May 2022. It’s not known what role he’ll play, but it’s interesting that’s one more DC star that joined this movie.

There are some known stars of the franchise like Kurt Russell, John Cena, Anna Sawai, Jason Statham, and Lucas Black that theoretically might return in the next installment, but their return wasn’t officially confirmed, yet. As we’re gonna get new information, we’re gonna update this article.

The franchise’s veteran Justin Lin was initially set to direct this movie, but he stepped down from the position, and he’ll remain on the project as the producer and co-writer. Louis Leterrier, director of Transporter 2, The Incredible Hulk, and Now You See Me, stepped in as a replacement director. Fast X is set to be released on May 19, 2023.

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