Four days in the past, Vin Diesel launched a video with director Justin Lin from the set of Fast and Furious 10 aka Fast X, the primary a part of a two-film finale for the blockbuster franchise. The 54-year-old posted on Instagram: “Week one… Blessed and grateful.” In the footage, the star requested the filmmaker: “What do you think Justin?”
Lin replied, “Week One. Just finished Week One”, earlier than a beaming Diesel requested, “How does it feel?”
The Fast X director stated: “It feels like the beginning of an epic…ending.”
Asked by the star if this might be the perfect one, he replied, “In my heart yes”, earlier than the lead let an enthusiastic, “Ooooooooo!”
However, just just a few days later and the director of 5 Fast and Furious motion pictures to this point has introduced he’s now not helming the project.
In an announcement, Lin stated: “With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of FAST X, while remaining with the project as a producer. Over 10 years and five films, we have been able to shoot the best actors, the best stunts, and the best damn car chases. On a personal note, as the child of Asian immigrants, I am proud of helping to build the most diverse franchise in movie history. I will forever be grateful to the amazing cast, crew and studio for their support, and for welcoming me into the FAST family.”
Nevertheless, Lin stepping down as director on the finale on what would have been his sixth Fast and Furious film will come as fairly the shock to followers.
The filmmaker first joined the franchise when he directed third film Tokyo Drift, earlier than helming the following three within the sequence.
After taking a break following Fast and Furious 6, he returned to direct F9. Perhaps James Wan or F Gary Gary who directed the seventh and eighth motion pictures could possibly be persuaded to tackle Fast and Furious 10?
Fast X hits cinemas on May 19, 2023.