Fast and Furious X: Major Absence?!

 Fast & Furious series: Fast X, what the new?

Fast & Furious X

Fast X is the tenth installment in the Fast & Furious series, and it's being promoted as the ending to the primary Fast saga. The villain in the upcoming film is the son of Fast Five's baddie, and the story is of his quest for revenge. The Fast X cast is massive, with both old and new characters, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Anna Sawai, Lucas Black, Brie Larson, Rita Moreno, Alan Ritchson, Don Omar, Tego Calderón, Michael Rooker, and Cardi B. The film will be released on May 19, 2023.

One notable absence from Fast X is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who played federal agent Luke Hobbs in several previous Fast films. Johnson has had well-publicized disagreements with Vin Diesel, and while it's possible that Hobbs could still appear in a future Fast spin-off, it seems unlikely that he'll be part of the primary saga's conclusion.

Another absence is that of Justin Lin, who directed several of the most successful Fast films, including Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. Lin stepped away from the franchise after Fast & Furious 6 but returned to direct Fast 9 and its sequel, which will be split into two parts. However, he did not direct Fast X; instead, that honor went to Justin Lin, who directed several episodes of the franchise's animated Netflix spin-off, Fast & Furious Spy Racers.

Finally, as with any movie, there will likely be surprises and unexpected twists that haven't been revealed in promotional materials. But for now, fans of the Fast saga have plenty of information to digest and speculate on as they wait for Fast X to hit theaters on May 19.

What about the plot?

Fast X, the tenth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, follows Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew as they face their most dangerous adversary yet. The story centers around Dante (Jason Momoa), the son of Hernan Reyes, the Brazilian drug boss who Dom and Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) defeated in Fast Five. Dante has been plotting revenge against Dom and his family for the past 12 years, and his plan will scatter Dom's family across the globe.

The plot unfolds as Dante's quest for vengeance leads him to target Dom's 8-year-old son, making the stakes higher than ever. Dom and his family must race against time to save his son and prevent Dante from destroying everything they love. The mission takes them on a globe-trotting adventure from Los Angeles to Rome, from Brazil to London, from Portugal to Antarctica. Along the way, they make new allies and face off against old enemies.

As the finale to the primary Fast saga, Fast X promises to be a thrilling ride filled with high-octane action, heart-pumping suspense, and emotional moments. The fate of Dom's family hangs in the balance as they confront their most lethal opponent and try to outsmart, out-nerv, and outdrive him at every turn.

As the group begins to explore the island, they encounter many strange and dangerous creatures, including a massive gorilla-like monster called Kong. The group becomes separated and Jack and Ann are captured by Kong while the others continue their search.

As Jack and Ann spend time with Kong, they begin to see a more sensitive side to the beast, and Ann begins to form a bond with him. However, Jack is determined to rescue Ann and devises a plan to lure Kong into a trap so they can kill him.

The plan is successful, and Kong is captured and brought back to New York City for display. However, Kong breaks free and goes on a rampage through the city, destroying everything in his path in search of Ann.

The film ends with Kong being shot down by military planes, and Ann mourning the loss of the misunderstood creature.

The film was a massive success upon its release, and has since become a classic of the monster movie genre. It has been remade several times, including a 1976 version starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange, and a 2005 version directed by Peter Jackson.