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Surprise: Dwayne Johnson Returning for New ‘Fast and Furious’ Movie

After the surprise tease at the end of Fast X, Universal is making it official: Dwayne Johnson is back for another Fast and Furious movie. Johnson will star in an untitled Fast project, Universal and Johnson announced Thursday. Fast mainstay Chris Morgan penned the script. The return is a major reversal for the star, who […]

‘Fast X’ Star Daniela Melchior Talks That Moment That Made Audiences Squirm and the Franchise’s Future

[This story contains spoilers for Fast X.] Four years ago, Daniela Melchior came out of nowhere to land the highly coveted role of Cleo Caza/Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and upon the film’s release in August 2021, she immediately became the heart and soul of the superhero pic. Vin Diesel, who voiced […]

‘Fast’ Franchise Steps on the Gas, Mostly Overseas, As It Winds Down

No one could have blamed Universal studio mogul Donna Langley and her team for wanting to take a joy ride when Fast X opened to $251.5 million overseas, the biggest international launch of 2023 to date, besting The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It set franchise records in key […]

Box Office: ‘Fast X’ Zooms to $67.5M U.S. Opening, $319M Globally

Universal’s Fast X raced to a North American debut of $67.5 million and a rousing $318.9 million globally as the core franchise winds down. That’s a promising start for the 10th installment even if the movie is seeing lower returns in the United States. Things are different overseas, where Fast X cleared a huge $251.4 […]

Vin Diesel on Bringing Back Those Stars for ‘Fast X’: “Both of Them Clearly Make People Happy”

[This story contains spoilers for Fast X.] As Fast X hit theaters this weekend, buzz has quickly spread about the film’s post-credit scene, which sees the surprise return of both Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar. Johnson and franchise star Vin Diesel have famously clashed in the past, as director Louis Leterrier […]

‘Fast X’ Director Louis Leterrier Talks Those A-List Cameos and the Twisted Scene That Required Approval From the Top

[This story contains spoilers for Fast X.] Fast X director Louis Leterrier may have joined the Fast Saga in the most unusual of circumstances, but he’s made his presence felt in a big way. Leterrier, who film fans know most as the helmer behind The Incredible Hulk (2008) and the Transporter franchise, replaced Fast mainstay […]

Box Office: ‘Fast X’ Zooms to $7.5M in Previews

Fast X zoomed to $7.5 million in previews at the North American box office. The Universal pic is expected to open to $60 million to $70 million domestically. Overseas is another matter, where Fast X is tracking to debut to as much as $220 million. Louis Leterrier directs the 10th installment in the popular franchise […]

The Magic Number for Summer Box Office This Year: $4B

After more than three years, the World Health Organization announced May 5 that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opened in theaters that same day, kicking off the summer box office. Never has there been a summer season more critical to Hollywood movie studios and […]

Paul Walker’s Daughter Meadow to Make Cameo in ‘Fast X’: “Blessed to Be Able to Honor My Father’s Legacy”

Paul Walker’s daughter will be making a cameo in the upcoming Fast X film. Meadow Walker took to her Instagram Thursday to reflect on her cameo while also sharing a screengrab preview of it. “The first Fast was released when I was one year old! I grew up on set watching my father, Vin [Diesel], […]

‘Fast X’ Star Vin Diesel Ignores the Teleprompter at CinemaCon

Vin Diesel had CinemaCon audiences worked up, laughing and cheering with off-script moments as he thanked theater owners for their work over the years on the Fast and Furious saga. “I should be reading from the teleprompter. But you guys don’t give a shit about the teleprompter,” Diesel said to applause during a slow, methodical […]

Louis Leterrier to Direct 11th ‘Fast & Furious’ Film

Louis Leterrier, the director of Now You See Me and several Transporter action movies, is Universal’s choice to direct the 11th Fast & Furious film after he stepped in to direct Fast X, set to hit theaters on May 19. The 11th film will be a companion to Fast X, Universal says. “Louis joined the Fast & Furious team seamlessly, with […]

NBCUniversal Inks Major Film/TV Deal With Germany’s SevenOne Entertainment

NBCUniversal Global Distribution has signed a major licensing deal in Germany, inking a multi-year agreement for several thousand hours of programming with German broadcasting group Seven.One Entertainment. The deal, the largest of its kind for the two companies in the territory, gives Seven.One digital, streaming and broadcast rights for Universal’s current and upcoming film slate, […]