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Trailer Watch: Did They Just Pack Fast X Into 3 Minutes 40 Seconds?

Jason Momoa is the big bad threatening Vin Diesel’s family.

Trailer Watch: Did They Just Pack Fast X Into 3 Minutes 40 Seconds?

The first trailer of Fast X, the 10th  and penultimate chapter in the Fast & Furious franchise, is out and, man, is it dense.

The epic three-minute and-40-second (!) trailer opens with a familiar moment where Dom Toretta (Vin Diesel) having a meal with his family (franchise regulars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, and Nathalie Emmanuel, as well as series newcomers Rita Morena and Leo Abuelo Perry as Dom’s grandmother and son, respectively).

(By the way, ‘family’ is mentioned five times. Lord knows how many times it’ll get uttered in the movie.)

Then the footage introduces the sequel’s resident baddie, Dante, played by Jason Momoa. Turns out he has an axe to grind with Dom & Co. over the events in 2011’s Fast Five. That’s the one with the Dodge Chargers dragging a bank vault through the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Per the movie’s official synopsis: “Dante’s plot will scatter Dom’s family from Los Angeles to the catacombs of Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica. New allies will be forged and old enemies will resurface. But everything changes when Dom discovers that his own eight-year-old son is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.”

The trailer then cuts to the series’ signature physics-defying, outlandish stunts and reveals the other returning cast members — Helen Mirren (Magdalene ‘Queenie’ Ellmanson-Shaw), Jason Statham (Deckhard Shaw), John Cena (as Dom’s brother Jakob), Charlize Theron (Cipher). Scott Eastwood is supposed to return as Little Nobody but he is a no-show here.

Besides Momoa, the new cast additions include Brie Larson, Reacher’s Alan Ritchson, and The Suicide Squad’s Daniela Melchior.

The trailer is packed with so much information that you can’t help but wonder if there are any surprises left. Where is the f***ing mystique? Maybe there’ll be dinosaurs and time travel? They’ve already gone to space, why stop there, right? Maybe Dom will retire to Malaysia to sell grilled fish? 

Directed by Louis Leterrier (Transporter, The Incredible Hulk) — who stepped in after original helmer Justin Lin quit the production a few days into the shoot (you dodged a bullet, bro!) — Fast X is a two-part conclusion to the Fast & Furious saga. No word on who’ll direct the final instalment, which is slated to drop in April 2024. That's another story for another time. 

Watch the trailer here: 

Fast X opens in cinemas on May 18.

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