Vin Diesel has said that the ending of the newest instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast X, has a cliff hanger ending that has ‘never been done before in Universal history.’
The movie hit theatres last week on May 19, but now it’s out, Diesel has finally addressed the ending. In case it isn’t already obvious, there will be spoilers up ahead, so tread carefully!
Fast X stars big names such as Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, Charlize Theron and, of course, Fast and Furious legend Vin Diesel.
Digital Spy reports that the flick is set to mark the beginning of the end for the franchise, with the series set to finish with a 2-part finale.
However, the synopsis for Fast X is the perfect set up for this…
“Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path,” it begins.
“Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fuelled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever.
“In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and decapitated his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante, witnessed it all and has spent the last twelve years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price.
“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 8-year-old son is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.”
Sadly, Dom’s brother Jakob gets caught in the middle of it all and tragically dies as Dom’s son, Brian ‘Little B’ Marcos, is returned to him. More drama ensues, leading Dom and Little B to drive down an eplosive-laden road, giving them no choice but to drive off the road into a dam.
The credits roll before viewers get to learn of the duo’s fate, but fans are treated to just one more scene before the movie is officially over. And it’s a good one…
We see Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty and Charlize Theron’s Cypher team up with Gal Gadot’s Yashar, in a peek as to who we can expect to be challenging Dom’s crew in the next film.
Diesel revealed that Gadot’s shock return had been a long time coming.
“We had shot other things a long time ago, that might not have fit for that specific movie as a finale,” he told Variety.
“It’s a very tricky thing because you want this great talent… you have to be very careful to maintain the emotional state of your audience at the end of the movie.
“So, that’s what you’re juggling. We’re just really lucky to have it work here.”
He added: “This is the first time we’ve ever released a movie where the audience has essentially said ‘I see your bet and raise you.’ They are walking out of the theatre – because it’s a cliff-hanger – with a different kind of a… a different deal.
“When you see this movie, you know we have to deliver the conclusion. Because we’ve never in Universal history had a cliff-hanger like we had in this movie.”
It comes director of the movie shared that the late Paul Walker is still “very much alive” in the franchise.
Walker was best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the racing movies, but tragically he passed away back in 2013 at the age of just forty years old after being involved in a car accident in California.
His death came halfway through filming for the seventh movie of the franchise, Furious 7. Despite the tragedy delaying filming, the flick was eventually completed with Walker’s siblings Caleb and Cody filling in for their late brother.
The movie ended up being Walker’s final on-screen performance – until now.
Louis Leterrier, director for the latest Fast and Furious movie, per LADBible, told Total Film that Walker’s character is “very much alive” in the latest flick.
“Well, Brian is very much alive in the world of Fast and Furious and they’ve teased him a lot in the previous movies,” he said.
“In 9, we see the car coming. It’s something that is planned. This movie jumps back and forth between the past and the present.”
However, Leterrier revealed that Walker will only be seen in the past, with his family having agreed with this decision.
“You will see Brian in the past, you won’t see Brian in the present,” he shared. “It’s something that everybody has to be on board with.”
He continued: “The Walker family is still very much a part of this franchise, you’ll see how in this movie. It just has to be the right moment, the right tone.”