Fast X runtime confirms it as one of the longest Fast & Furious movies
Fast & Furious fans should brace themselves for quite a long ride, as Fast X's runtime means it will be one of the lengthiest movies in the entire franchise.
The upcoming chapter in the action saga led by Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto will have a runtime of 141 minutes, according to its listing on the Irish Film Classification Office website. This means it's only three minutes shorter than its 2021 predecessor, Fast & Furious 9.
This new instalment sees Dom once again encountering Charlize Theron's Cipher. It also introduces Dante Reyes (Game of Thrones and Aquaman's Jason Momoa) who's seeking revenge for the death of his father Hernan, played by Joaquim de Almeida in previous films.
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Fast X also marks the return of Michelle Rodriguez as street racer and Dom's wife Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges as Tej Parker, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, Sung Kang as Han, John Cena as Jakob Toretto, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto and Helen Mirren as Queenie Shaw, to name but a few.
Among the new additions to the huge ensemble cast are Captain Marvel's Brie Larson as Tess, The Suicide Squad's Daniela Melchior as street racer Isabel, Reacher's Alan Ritchson as new Agency chief Aimes and Rita Moreno as Dom and Mia's grandmother.
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Earlier this year, Diesel drew an unexpected comparison between Fast & Furious and The Lord of the Rings — and the films' runtimes have nothing to do with it.
The star of the franchise admitted that expanding on the movies' "mythology" has become more difficult, throwing LOTR author Tolkien into the mix.
"You know what gets harder? The work off-screen. The thinking, the expanding… there's a reason why Tolkien stopped writing after a while," Diesel told Variety.
"Because it's so hard to continue mythologies. Nobody thinks about it in that context, but it's real. It's not the easiest thing in the world to…"
Fast X is out in cinemas on May 19.
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