Legendary Fast & Furious actor Vin Diesel has unveiled the upcoming title of the tenth instalment of the series.
The movie will be officially named Fast X and production has kicked off on the aptly-named chapter today (April 20).
Diesel, who also does the voice-acting for Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, took to Instagram to make the announcement.
He captioned the photo, which revealed the title of the upcoming film: “Day one…”
Fast X is set to be the penultimate film in the series. The movie saga has spanned more than two decades now and this latest instalment is set to be released on 19 May 2023.
Director Justin Lin, who directed The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and last year’s F9, will be returning to direct the tenth chapter.
Vin Diesel also took to Instagram to praise the cast that will be joining him to close out the Fast & Furious series.
He said: “It is very intense, although god has brought such incredible talent to assist me in completing this mythology, I can’t help but to reminisce… you all have been a part of this journey.”
He added: “There are angels coming to this mythology that will make you all smile.”
New additions confirmed to be part of the franchise include Brie Larson, Daniela Melchior, and Jason Momoa, the last of which is expected to play the film’s antagonist.
One actor who won’t be returning to the film series is Dwayne Johnson, who made his feelings about the film series clear last year.
Diesel addressed the beef between himself and Johnson in a Men’s Health interview.
He said: “I could give a lot of tough love.
“Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing.”
When asked about the comments, Johnson didn't mince his words.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he said: “I laughed and I laughed hard. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I’ll leave it at that. And that I’ve wished them well.
“I wish them well on Fast 9. 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.”
Johnson first vented about his frustrations toward the series and his co-stars back in 2016.
He wrote on Instagram: “Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t.
“The ones that don’t are too chicken s**t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.
"When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling, you’re right.”
Regardless of The Rock not being in the picture, we are guaranteed a thrilling end to a series that has graced our screens since 2001.
Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy. Instagram/@vindiesel
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