Vin Diesel teases return of 'Fast & Furious' character
In a recent Instagram post, Vin Diesel hinted that more characters from the Fast and the Furious franchise will be returning in the upcoming Fast and the Furious.
Fast X star Vin Diesel has teased that the upcoming film may feature more returning characters from the Fast & Furious universe. The tenth installment in the long-running series, Fast X sees Diesel's Dom and the rest of his team against a new villain played by Jason Momoa. The upcoming sequel has the largest cast ever in the franchise, with many returning characters sharing the screen with many new faces.
If a recent post by Diesel is any indication, the already massive Fast X cast could be getting even bigger, with actors teasing the possible return of Tego Leo (Tego Calderón) and Rico Santos (Don Omar).
Both characters first appeared in The Fast and the Furious in 2009, and appeared in the Los Bandoleros short shortly thereafter. Leo and Santos will continue their supporting roles in Fast Five and The Fate of the Furious. Younger versions of these characters will also appear in F9: The Fast Saga.
Will Fast X Be Able To Balance Its Massive Cast?
Fast X has become the biggest Fast & Furious movie to date, purely because it is impressive throw. In addition to Diesel, Fast X will feature returning cast members such as Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, John Cena, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron, as well as new cast members such as Momoa, Brie Sen, Rita Moreno, Michael Rooker, Alan Ritchson and Daniela Melchior. While the cast alone will certainly attract some viewers, it could also create story issues.
With such a large cast, it's uncertain that Fast X will be able to serve all these new and returning characters in a satisfying manner. If the trailer is any indication, Diesel, Rodriguez, and the rest of the core crew will clearly remain the focus of Fast X, but with so many other characters to set up and explore, the core cast's arc may not be as fleshed out. On the other hand , which could also be its own disappointment if these new characters aren't given much screen time or development.
Since Fast & Furious 11 is expected to be the penultimate installment in the series and appears to be fairly closely related to Fast & Furious 11, it is possible The characters make more sense when the film is seen as the first part of the ending rather than its own separate entity. Whether Leo and Santos will actually join Fast X remains to be seen, but the duo has been a source of comedy in the past. The upcoming sequel is shaping up to be the most exciting yet, and some comedy might be a welcome addition.
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