The upcoming action sequel Fast X It is reportedly on track to become the most expensive movie ever made. Budget for this, according to a report by The Wrap Fast X Now it’s ballooned to an eye-watering, and wallet-busting $340 million thanks to its A-list stars and behind-the-scenes drama paychecks.
According to the report, sources “with knowledge of the product” said Fast X “Budget-busting elements: increased salaries for series star Vin Diesel and the rest of the franchise’s cast, general increases in production costs due to global inflation and fees for pandemic testing requirements” ended up costing the studio so much. Mandated by the COVID-19 Safety Protocol.”
This puts the number at $340 million Fast X In the top 5 most expensive movies of all time, joining favorites like Marvel Outing Avengers: Infinity War ($316M), Avengers: Endgame ($350M), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($386M), and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tideswhich takes the top spot at $422M.
Not much has been revealed about the direction Fast X, but we know a lot about what goes on behind closed doors. Director Justin Lin abruptly walked away from the project in April after a “huge disagreement” between himself and Vin Diesel. Attending a four-person meeting, Diesel reportedly arrived with notes, in which Justin Lin was visibly upset, believing the script was finished. The meeting reportedly ended with a “door slam,” the source said, adding that “Justin finally had enough and said, ‘This movie is not worth my mental health.'”
Fast X Now will be directed by Louis Leterrier, who is best known for incredible hulk, The transporter seriesclash of the titans, and Now you can see me.
Jason Momoa joins the Fast and Furious franchise as the villainous Dante
While details Fast X To a large extent put in time, we do now Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Star Jason Momoa will join the highly popular franchise as the villain. Named Dante, Momoa’s bad guy will be another mysterious adversary of Dom and his family who is working with Charlize Theron’s Cipher.
Momoa has revealed some details about the character, describing him as “sad” and “weird,” teasing a villain that viewers won’t expect. “The time of my life,” the action star said of his time working Fast X. “I might end up being a bad guy. I’ve been a good guy for a while. He’s very sad and androgynous and he’s a bit of a peacock… He’s got a lot of issues, this guy. He definitely has daddy issues.”
Momoa continued, revealing that Dante will be a lot less typical macho than his fans. “It’s been hard because people always think I’m just this guy who plays [macho characters],” he said. “But I want to move, I want something new. Things are changing, and the villainous roles I am playing now are also eccentric.”
Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jason Momoa, Jordana Brewster, Brie Larson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Cardi B, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Daniela Melchior, Starr. Alan Richson, Fast X It is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2023 by Universal Pictures. A sequel, Fast Eleven, is expected to be released in February 2024.