We’ve waited many long months, but the Fast X trailer is finally here. Everyone more or less expected something to come up around Super Bowl time, but I don’t think any of us expected the sheer number of details that would show up to kick off the Saga’s end. Brian is back, Cipher’s out of her weird box, and Jason Momoa managed to kidnap Dom’s son. First rule of the Fast Franchise, Jason: You don’t mess with family.
I’ve watched this trailer an entirely healthy number of times, and I’m here to break down all the details, references, and Easter eggs I can find. If I miss anything, though, let me know — hop into the comments with your own screenshots. Oh, and spoiler alert for every single Fast Saga film. You’ve been warned.
“Fast X” takes place about four years after “Fast 9.”
Some time has definitely transpired since the last movie in the franchise.
Little Brian (Leo Abelo Perry) was about 4 years old in “F9.” Now, he’s old enough for Dom to be teaching him the basics about driving, even if he won’t have a license for a few more years. According to an official trailer, Brian is eight in “Fast X.”
Rita Moreno is playing Dom’s grandmother.
If you were surprised to see the Oscar winner in the new trailer, “Fast” star and producer Vin Diesel announced Moreno would join the cast last year as part of the Toretto family.
“So much of the saga has kind of been about fatherhood,” Diesel told Entertainment Tonight. “The quintessential moment in the first film, Dom is talking about his father. And at some point, I felt like the audience would need to see some of the incredible females that have led to this family, that have been responsible for Dom and this family that kind of gravitates around this character, where some of these ideals come from.”
“In 9, we play with Dom’s father, which is Jack. You’re introduced to Jack. And so, it was a natural kind of thing to say, ‘Here’s the Abuela,'” he added.
Dom has photos from 2001’s “The Fast and the Furious” hanging up in his garage.
Early in the trailer, you can spy three different photos in Dom’s garage. The first features Jesse and Brian from the first film. Jesse was killed by the end of the 2001 movie.
There’s another image of Dom and Letty to its right. In the top-right corner appears to be a sentimental photo of Brian and Dom sitting with their cars.
The whole premise of “Fast X” is likely going to be over a huge misunderstanding.
Jason Momoa’s villain, Dante, is out for revenge because he believes Dom and Brian killed his father, Reyes, in 2011’s “Fast Five.”
Reyes, as you may recall, was a corrupt businessman and crime lord in Rio de Janeiro.
In the trailer, he kidnaps Dom’s son and threatens his extended family.
There’s just one tiny problem with Dante’s plan: Dom and Brian had nothing to do with Reyes’ murder. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) shot Reyes dead instead of taking him into custody.
Since The Rock didn’t want to return for “Fast X” despite Diesel’s public request, the “Fast” saga may be setting Hobbs’ character up to be hunted down in the future or killed off from the $5 billion franchise.
As Dom says, you don’t turn your back on family.
We’re returning to the bank vault heist in “Fast Five.”
If the vault heist in the trailer looked familiar, it’s because it’s straight out of “Fast Five.”
Director Louis Leterrier (who took over directing duties when Justin Lin stepped down) told Entertainment Weekly we’ll see a lot of flashback scenes to “Fast Five” from the villains’ perspective.
“That chase with the safe, it’s the greatest moment in cinema history, so we were like, ‘Let’s Rashomon this scene,” Leterrier said. “What if we experience this scene through the eyes of Reyes [Joaquim de Almeida], the guys who the safe belongs to, and Dom and Brian [Paul Walker] are the thieves that kill them?'”
Dante is supposed to be the antithesis of Dom, right down to his bright clothes.
“He’s studied Dom for years, and he actually forged himself as the anti-Dom,” Leterrier told EW. “He is the yang of his yin, the antichrist of his Christ. When Dom wears blacks or whites, he wears nothing but colors.”
Leterrier added: “Dom has a close shaved head, he has the hair, he paints his nails. He has the same car, but different — Dom will drive a Dodge, he will drive a Chevy. That’s the thing: he teases him, he pushes Dom’s buttons.”
If you rewatch the trailer, you’ll notice Dante’s more flashy apparel compared to Dom’s signature solid cut-off shirts.
Dom’s son is wearing a shirt with the word “protect.”
That’s not going so well in the trailer as Dante winds up kidnapping Brian.
It doesn’t look like Daniela Melchior’s character is going to fare well in the race against Dom and Dante.
From the trailer, it looks like the bright-yellow car she’s racing alongside them is going to flip at some point.