The Fast family is getting even bigger.

The new Fast X trailer gives fans their first look at the beginning of “the end of the road” for the franchise. The latest sequel brings back all our surviving favorites, from Vin Diesel’s fearless Dom Toretto to Sung Kang’s beloved Han Lue. But as is only fitting for the tenth main entry in this long-running series, there are quite a few new faces in the mix.

Who are these new characters? How does Jason Momoa’s villain tie back to the events of Fast Five? Is Brie Larson’s Tess friend or foe? And who is Rita Moreno playing? Let’s break down all the new additions to Dom’s ever-growing family.

Jason Momoa as Dante

Aquaman star Jason Momoa is undoubtedly the biggest addition to the ensemble cast this time around. Unsurprisingly, Momoa is playing the latest villain to threaten the Toretto clan. Equally unsurprising, he’s a character with close ties to another villain from earlier in the series. It really is all about family in this universe.

Momoa’s character is named Dante, and he’s the son of Joaquim de Almeida’s Fast Five character Hernan Reyes. As the trailer reminds us, Dom and Brian stole Reyes’ money by driving a bank vault through the streets of Rio de Janeiro (causing what we can only imagine was hundreds of millions of dollars in damage). That act robbed Dante of both his family fortune and his father, and it seems he’s been plotting against Dom ever since.

“He’s very sadistic and androgynous and he’s a bit of a peacock,” Momoa told Variety. “He’s got a lot of issues, this guy. He’s definitely got some daddy issues.”

It’s probably safe to assume he’s colluding with Charlize Theron’s hacker villain Cipher, as we briefly see her in the trailer, too. Though director Louis Leterrier teased that Cipher may have finally found the one partner too much even for her to handle.

“They are bad news, but one is more afraid than the other,” Leterrier told Empire Online. “One is worse news than the other.”

Fast X is where Dante’s plans come to fruition. He doesn’t want to kill Dom, but make him suffer in the same way Dante has suffered for the past 12 years. Given the ominous way the trailer is framed and the fact that the series is rapidly nearing its endpoint, there’s a good chance at least one of our heroes will meet their end against Dante. After all, we need a good cliffhanger leading into Fast 11.


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Momoa hasn’t played a villain in years.

It seems the Fast & Furious franchise is trading out one big star for another. Confirmed to be joining the franchise, Aquaman star Jason Momoa will be taking up a more villainous role in the franchises’ newest iteration Fast 10. Now fans are getting more details about Momoa’s big bad personality.

Momoa was seen walking the red carpet for the premiere of the upcoming film The Batman, starring his stepdaughter Zoë Kravitz. While talking to Entertainment Tonight about his upcoming projects, Momoa confirmed his role on Fast 10, stating, “It’s fun, I get to play the bad guy, which I haven’t gotten to do for a while. Now, I get to be the bad boy. A very flamboyant bad boy. A little panache!” The actor’s shift to crime is highly anticipated as the actor has made a name for himself playing more heroic, protagonist-centered roles in Aquaman, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and Game of Thrones.

Fast 10, a working title expected to change, is rumored to be the last film in the franchise. Like many popular film series, the last installment will be split into two parts to tell a longer, more detailed narrative that will bring the franchise to a satisfying close. It is expected to see the return of many stars including Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Charlize Theron. Franchise star Dwayne Johnson and John Cena, who appeared in F9, have confirmed to not be returning for the last installment. It is unknown if Jordana Brewster will return.

Production is expected to begin this spring with Justin Lin returning to direct. Lin has directed previous Fast & Furious projects including the standalone sequel The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, along with the fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth installments in the main franchise. Previous writer Chris Morgan returns to pen the script for the final chapters. Diesel is confirmed to produce as well.

Momoa’s last strictly villainous role came in 2017’s Once Upon a Time in Venice opposite of Bruce Willis. The film was poorly received with critics berating Willis’s performance. Seeing Momoa trade in his superhero costume for something with more wicked flair is an interesting choice and one that will be interestingly received. Fast 10 is expected to hit theaters on May 19, 2023, giving the studio enough time to tease the highly anticipated character. Until then, you can catch Momoa as the King of the Seas in the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom set to premiere on December 16, 2022.