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10 Hilarious Theories About Fast X, According To Reddit

For better or worse, the Fast and Furious franchise is still going after 22 years, and it’s bigger than ever, as Vin Diesel just revealed the title for the 10th installment of the series, Fast X. Though it isn’t the Fast10 Your Seatbelts title like many had hoped, it has still managed to hilariously ignite a bunch of fan theories and ideas on where the Fast family will go next.

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As the last movie saw the crew literally go into space, Redditors’ theories are particularly inventive, and there is absolutely no basis for some of them. Between opening up a Vin Diesel multiverse, crossing over with horror franchises, and searching for Pandora’s Box, there are no stupid ideas in the Fast world.

The Series Is A Prequel To Cars
Lightning and Mate smile at each other in Cars 2

While there are tons of movies Pixar should make before Cars 4, there’s a chance that loads of films in the Pixar series have been released under everyone’s noses without anybody knowing. When it comes to the Fast and Furious series, ThePreciseClimber thinks that “the whole franchise is just an elaborate prequel to Pixar’s Cars.”

The theory somehow makes a lot of sense, as Cars is clearly set in a dystopian future and there has been no explanation as to why there are no humans in the world. It could be that as the Fast series becomes more epic with each release, it’s slowly leading up to the destruction of man where the cars of the former street racing series take over.

Xander Cage Firing Rocket Launcher in xXx

Though the Fast series is known for its ensemble cast, it’s very much the Vin Diesel show, especially now that Dwayne Johnson is no longer part of the franchise. Gummy-Worm-Guy thinks that there couldn’t be anything more epic or celebratory for the landmark 10th film in the series than to incorporate a multiverse.

Multiverses are a popular trend in Hollywood right now, as the MCU is currently reveling in one, Everything Everywhere All At Once has a unique spin on one, and the DCEU will introduce one in The Flash. The Redditor thinks the movie will “open up a multiverse where Dominic Toretto interacts with Shane Wolfe, Xander Cage, and Groot.” Those are all characters played by Vin Diesel, and though it sounds like a licensing rights nightmare, it’d be so weird and wonderful, even if the characters outside of Groot are all indistinguishable.

The Iron Giant Is Mr. Nobody’s Secret Weapon
The Giant sacrificing himself in The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant might be great in a huge multiversal Fast and Furious movie, but TheBreak22 has a better idea of how the iconic alien could be incorporated into the series. The Redditor thinks that “Mr. Nobody reveals the latest secret weapon project: The Iron Giant” in the upcoming 10th movie.

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Mr. Nobody is the alias of a government agent, who was introduced in Furious 7 and has a warehouse full of advanced tech and weaponry. So it would hardly be surprising if he pulled a cover off a giant mechanical beast revealing the Iron Giant, just as he would with sports cars.

It’ll Be A Crossover With Jason X
Uber Jason in the virtual reality version of Camp Crystal Lake in Jason X

Jason X is universally hated, and even fans of the Friday the 13th franchise dislike it, as the series had long jumped the shark by this point. The movie sees Jason in space, and that’s why Time-Space-Anomaly thinks that a crossover with Dominic and his family is where the series is heading, as F9 saw Rome and Tej go into space in a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiera.

The Redditor succinctly explains that the franchise “needs a space crossover with Jason X.” celebrated director Quentin Tarantino would probably agree with the Reddit user, as Tarantino thinks Jason X is a great horror. It would have been great if, instead of reaching the International Space Station, Rome and Tej landed on Earth-Two, where Jason X is set.

Tom Cruise Appears As Tony Stark
Fan art of Tom Cruise as Iron Man

As plausibility isn’t exactly a guideline in the Fast & Furious screenwriting manual, this demand comes with as little plausibility or logical explanation as anything else in the series, and the two aren’t even remotely linked. But that doesn’t stop Flaccomcorangy from wanting to see Tom Cruise appear as Tony Stark in an end-credits scene of Fast X.

The Redditor has even written the dialogue for the scene, as when Dom meets with Stark, he tells him, “I’m here to talk to you about the Family initiative.” The Reddit user obviously has the upcoming MCU movie on their minds, as Cruise is rumored to cameo in Doctor Strange 2 as the billionaire playboy philanthropist.

Dom Becomes President
Dom warns Brian to not break Mia's heart in The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Coast_watcher has an absolutely contrived idea of how Fast X will pan out, but it’s still totally sensical in the world of the franchise. The Redditor believes that “Dom will be President and battle the Alien invasion.”

Given that Diesel’s contract states that he can’t lose a fight and he has to look as heroic as possible, there’s nothing that’ll make a movie star look more heroic than playing the President of the United States. So the likelihood of this happening is surprisingly high. And at the very least, Dom will probably comment a crime for the greater good and get a Presidential pardon, there’s nothing more Fast and Furious-like than that.

It Should Have Real World Physics
Dom and Brian on a car in Fast Five.

Though it isn’t technically a theory, RamenJunkie thinks the movie should go in an interesting direction, and it’s the only way that the series could have real stakes. The Redditor thinks the movie should take inspiration from The Last Action Hero and the video game Saints Row 4 as “they escape from the simulation/movie, and everything is suddenly hardcore, real-world physics.”

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Seeing Dom the crew struggle with what would have otherwise been a piece of cake would make for some great physical comedy. And at the same time, it would give credence to the meta jokes in F9 about how Rome thinks he’s a movie character.

They’ll Visit The Earth’s Core
The crew members in the cockpit in The Core

BarkeyBarley looks inwards and reckons that the upcoming sequel should be the exact opposite of the space-visiting F9. The Redditor thinks that “maybe they can go to the earth’s core this time.” Just as the first movie in the series is a secret remake of Point Break, Fast X could come full circle and secretly remake The Core.

The Core isn’t the greatest movie in the world and it’s so scientifically incorrect. But the 2003 release is still an entertaining film, as a group of scientists visits the Earth’s core to set off explosions, which will then restart the Earth’s rotation. Fast X could be exactly that… but with cars.

There’ll Be Time Travel
Dom behind the wheel in Tokyo Drift

Time travel is a popular narrative that Fast fans have countlessly discussed with pure excitement and glee, and it’s GentlemanT-rex who first brings it to attention after the 10th movie’s title reveal. The Fast franchise is completely unpretentious and has been known to happily gives fans exactly what they want, as going into space was championed by fans years before it happened in F9. So it wouldn’t be surprising if Universal rewards longtime fans once again by including the sci-fi trope.

But the Reddit user has an absurd but hilarious idea for the villain, as Dom should tell “Adolf Hitler about how he doesn’t know a thing about ‘race superiority until he’s been on the street.'” Tarantino might have revised World War II history with Inglourious Basterds, but this is taking it to another level.

Dom Becomes A Demi-God
Dominic Toretto is essentially already a god, as he has survived falls from hundreds of feet high, and he simply dusts himself off without even a scratch. That extends to the rest of the family too, as Rome and Tej survived what they described themselves as a “suicide mission” to space.

Letty would have been killed multiple times too if the law of physics actually existed in the series. But SWO_Woodsman_945 thinks it’ll be made official in Fast X, as Dom is crowned a Demi-God and for some reason “has to go to the top of Mount Olympus and open Pandora’s Box.”

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The 69-Year Story Behind The Fast And Furious Name


The Fast & Furious franchise started with the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and went through several major changes in its sequel titles. The title for the original movie was almost different, with options like Race Wars, but the producer fought for The Fast and the Furious.

As the Fast & Furious series has one of the most recognizable franchise names in cinema, some may be curious as to where its origin came from. The multi-billion-dollar franchise started with 2001’s straightforward street racing movie, The Fast and the Furious, but following that, the series went through several major changes, and that was mirrored in the Fast & Furious sequel movie titles. 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced numbered titles, then The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift immediately dropped that format. The fourquel confused things further with the title Fast & Furious, and it only got more confusing from there. However, every title is still a play on the original 2001 title.

The Fast and the Furious came to fruition following a Vibe magazine article called “Racer X”. Universal had the incredible foresight of seeing how popular street racing would become in the 2000s, and the studio quickly grabbed the movie rights to the article. However, while the movie was originally titled after the article, the studio wasn’t totally satisfied with that name, and many other titles, including Race Wars, were considered. The movie even went into production under the title Redline, but producer Neal Moritz had his mind set on one title that seemed unachievable to get; The Fast and the Furious.

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The Fast And The Furious Is Named After A 1954 Movie
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

Another movie titled The Fast and the Furious already existed, and it was released almost half a century before the 2001 street racing film was released. 1954’s The Fast and the Furious, written by Roger Corman, has nothing to do with street racing as it exists today. The movie follows a prison escapee who kidnaps a rich woman and steals her Jaguar, then ends up in an epic road race that ends in Mexico. While the title perfectly fits the 1954 film, Moritz was desperate to use the title for his own movie that he was producing, having learned about it after seeing a Roger Corman documentary (via Entertainment Weekly).

Moritz detailed how Universal didn’t seem to be completely on board at first. The producer explained, “I called up the head of marketing at Universal the next morning and said ‘Okay, I’ve got the title: The Fast and the Furious!’ And there was just silence on the other end. I was like, ‘Oh, I guess that is the worst title he’s ever heard.’ However, after mulling it over, Universal agreed, and it worked out perfectly, as the whole world now knows that name and it’s synonymous with the Vin Diesel-led franchise. Movie titles are extremely important, and it’s less likely that the movie would have become a billion-dollar franchise if it was titled Race Wars.

Paul Walker smiles in Dom's garage in The Fast and the Furious

Moritz revealed, “we made a deal with Roger to give him the use of some stock footage that Universal owned.” It isn’t clear if Corman ever benefited financially from that footage. In hindsight, he undoubtedly got a terrible deal. The Fast & Furious name is extremely important to the franchise and has made Universal billions. The name has even been used for spinoffs, and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw wouldn’t have made $760 million without the name attached to it. However, there was no knowing how huge the franchise became. After all, The Fast and the Furious was originally just a scrappy crime movie based on a magazine article.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Fast X Video Reveals BTS Of Real, Practical Fights In OTT Sequel


The Fast X fight between Letty and Cipher was filmed using practical effects, resulting in a well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequence full of emotions. Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” was out of necessity, but spending time with Letty after escaping prison could lead to her becoming a member of the family. Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle and her association with Letty could help in mellowing down the former villain and potentially setting up a redemption arc or even a Cipher spin-off.

A new Fast X behind-the-scenes video shows how Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) intense fight scene was filmed. Dom and his “La Familia” returned on the big screen in 2023 for the tenth main installment of The Fast Saga. In a major twist, however, instead of butting heads again with Cipher, the primary villain of the franchise for several recent entries, Letty had to team up with her. That didn’t stop Letty from expressing her true feelings about her when they were both captured by the Agency.

Courtesy of Collider is a behind-the-scenes clip from Louis Leterrier’s Fast X that offers a look at how Cipher and Letty’s one-on-one fight scene was filmed. Check out the video below:

The Fast X fight is arguably one of the best choreographed hand-to-hand combat in The Fast Saga, and it’s all because they filmed it with practical effects. The result, coupled with the history between the pair, is an effective action sequence full of emotions.

How Cipher & Letty’s Relationship Evolves In Fast & Furious 11
Cipher wearing a coat in Fast X

Granted that Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” came from necessity after she was targeted by Jason Momoa’s Dante, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can lead to her becoming a proper member of “La Familia.” There’s precedent to this, with a few of the recent The Fast Saga villains ending up being redeemed and joining Dom and his crew. This has been the case with Deckard Shaw (despite his attempted murder of Han Lue), and more recently, John Cena’s Jakob, who sacrificed himself in Fast X to save Little B.

Increasing the chances of this happening is Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle. After she and Letty finally escaped the Agency’s bunk prison, they found themselves in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, Giselle came to the rescue after Cipher notified her of their escape plan. There has never been any indication that Cipher and Giselle know each other before the massive Fast X twist. Making this more surprising is that Giselle has been believed to be dead for several years now. Her association with Giselle could help Letty mellow down on the former villain when they all return for Fast and Furious 11.

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Perhaps, this unexpected turn could be a set-up for the in-development Cipher spin-off. Specific plot details about the project are currently scant, with Universal still not announcing a tentative release date. Nevertheless, the events of Fast X could be the start of her redemption arc, with her relationship with Letty functioning as a barometer of whether viewers can finally forgive her for all of her transgressions.

Source: Collider

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10 Characters Who Should Be In It


Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is the franchise’s biggest female character and the obvious pick to lead the all-female spinoff. Jordana Brewster’s Mia deserves a big role in the spinoff to expand on her character and showcase her growth. Brie Larson’s Tess is needed in the spinoff to explore the mystery surrounding her character and add her engaging screen presence to the team.

The Fast & Furious saga is meant to continue with an all-female-led movie, and casting the returning characters presents exciting options. An all-female spinoff could be the perfect way to continue the Fast &Furious story, as it will be able to retain the elements of the franchise that make it iconic while offering a new perspective. From the beginning, the franchise has been very male-dominated, and told male-centric stories, so offering the high-octane thrills of a Fast & Furious movie from a female perspective could be a welcome change of pace.

The series is known for having an all-star cast, so any female spinoff will have to match the previous films. Thankfully, the franchise already has several incredible female movie stars. Fast X, the latest film in the franchise, introduced and reintroduced some exciting female characters, setting the groundwork for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. Obviously, whatever happens in the next film will determine who will be on the team and what side they will fight for. The franchise already has a healthy supply of female characters, both good and evil, who can factor into a Fast & Furious female spinoff.


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10 Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Can Lead The Fast Spinoff Ensemble
She’s the franchise’s biggest female character

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been a key member of the Fast family since the first movie, and no female spinoff would feel right without her leading the team. Dominic Toretto’s wife is one of the fastest drivers in the world. Letty has made her way from street racer to international woman of mystery, becoming one of the franchise’s best characters in the process. Rodriguez is an incredibly engaging screen presence thanks to her charisma and action pedigree. An all-female action movie is right in her wheelhouse, making her the obvious pick for the lead in the movie.

9 Jordana Brewster’s Mia Deserves A Big Role
The Toretto family member has been sidelined recently

Another extension of the Toretto family tree, Jordana Brewster’s Mia is Dom’s brother and the wife of Paul Walker’s Brian. Since Walker’s tragic death, as well as the introduction of countless new characters, Mia has been sidelined in recent films, which is a shame because she is one of the best parts of the earlier films. A spinoff with just the women could be a great time to expand on Mia’s character and see how she has grown over the past couple of years, especially now that she is the mother of two. Brewster is an underrated talent, and Mia should be heavily involved in whatever spinoff the filmmakers plan.

8 Brie Larson’s Tess Is Needed After Fast X Introduction
Mr. Nobody’s daughter has a bright future
Brie Larson as Tess firing a gun in Fast X

Fast X introduced several new faces to the franchise, but perhaps most notably was Brie Larson as Tess “Nobody”, a secret agent on a quest to protect Dom and his family. Larson had relatively little screen time in the movie, and her introduction felt like it was mostly included to set up a future spinoff. The Oscar winner is the perfect name to include in a spinoff. Larson is an incredibly engaging and vulnerable screen presence and a great addition to the team. As her family name would imply, there is still a lot of mystery about Tess that this spinoff could explore.

7 Ramsey’s Return Can Give Nathalie Emmanuel A Major Role
The hacker has a growing set of skills
Nathalie Emmanuel in Fast and Furious 7.

After her first appearance in Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey has been the Fast team’s resident hacker and tech wiz. The Game of Thrones star has mostly been used for exposition and comic relief since joining the team, but Ramsey has a distinctive style and skill set that would make her a great addition to the female spinoff. While Mia and Letty are great drivers, Ramsey has skills in the digital realm that could help the team on whatever mission they are on. It would also be interesting to see how Ramsey functions outside the trio of her, Tej, and Roman.

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6 Daniela Melchior’s Return As Isabel Gives The Spinoff More Legacy
Isabel is the sister of Elena
Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in a car at a street race in Fast X

For a while, Elsa Pataky’s Elena was viewed as an obvious candidate to appear in a Fast & Furious female spinoff. However, after her untimely demise in The Fate of the Furious, her younger sister can fill that void. Another new female protagonist introduced in Fast X, Daniela Melchior’s Isabel also felt like she was included mostly to set up this future spinoff. Melchior is one of the more promising young actors to pop up this decade, and her work in The Suicide Squad proves she is more than ready to have a large part in a team-up action movie.

5 Gal Gadot’s Place In The Fast Spinoff As Gisele Is Likely
Fast X confirmed Gisele is still alive

Gal Gadot made her return to Fast and Furious in the final moments of Fast X’s ending, which confirmed that Gisele is alive after Fast & Furious 6. The character’s return had been speculated for a long time, and audiences should see much more of her now that her fate is confirmed. A Fast & Furious female spinoff can answer lingering questions about Gisele’s life, such as how she survived falling from a plane or what she’s been doing for the last several years. The movie can also finally give Gisele a prominent role in the franchise once again.

4 Charlize Theron’s Cipher Could Play Both Sides In The Spinoff
The franchise’s villain is not to be trusted

In both The Fate of the Furious and F9: The Fast Saga, Charlize Theron’s Cipher served as the franchise’s primary antagonist. While Fast X puts her allegiance into question, she is still one of the best villains in all of Fast and Furious and would make an excellent baddie for the all-women team to go up against. While Cipher could be a reluctant ally to the team, Theron is just much more fun hamming it up as the bad guy, and the film could serve as a fitting conclusion to her movie-spanning scheme.

3 Eva Mendes Can Return As Monica Fuentes At Long Last
She hasn’t been seen since Fast Five
Monica Fuentes pointing a rifle in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

The Fast & Furious female spinoff would also be a great opportunity to finally bring back Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Following her debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious, she returned briefly in Fast Five’s post-credits scene. Eva Mendes has since mostly retired from acting, leaving audiences without a chance to see Monica’s story continue. A Fast X Easter egg did provide a reminder of her presence in the franchise. This could be to help set up her appearance in Fast 11, but a return alongside the franchise’s biggest female characters would be more fitting.

2 Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Needs To Crossover With The Main Franchise
She’s from the franchise’s only current spinoff
Vanessa Kirby in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

Only appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie is the third sibling in the Shaw family and one of the most dangerous women in the Fast universe. She was a scene-stealing presence in the previous Fast & Furious spinoff movie that left audiences wanting more. It would be great to see Kirby return for an even bigger role in the franchise spinoff, allowing her to interact with some of the other prominent characters along the way.

1 Helen Mirren’s Queenie Should Be The Female Ensemble’s Mentor
She’s become a frequent face
Dom Toretto and Queenie Shaw in Fast and Furious

With her appearances in the past four movies, including Hobbs & Shaw, Helen Mirren has become a surprising mainstay of the Fast & Furious franchise. Her role as British gangster Queenie is such a fun role for the Dame, and her time in the universe should continue especially in the all-female spinoff. Mirren’s roles in the movies have mostly been one-scene cameos, so this film could be a great space to expand the character and give her a chance to interact with more actors than just Vin Diesel.

Fast X Poster Fast X Release Date: 2023-05-19 Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Momoa Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 141 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Justin Lin, Dan Mazeau, Gary Scott Thompson Budget: $340 Million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8, F9: The Fast Saga1 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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