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‘Fast X’ director Louis Leterrier reveals how he lured Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot back to the franchise

Louis Leterrier reveals how he landed the three biggest cameos fast x, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Meadow Walker. (Photos courtesy of The Everett Collection and Getty Images)

Warning: this post contains spoilers fast x

Louis Leterrier pulled him back just as he thought he was out In. Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot both fast and furious franchise in the rearview, but the final moments of fast x reveal that both actors will be back in the driver’s seat when the eleventh installment of Vin Diesel’s immortal franchise hits theaters sometime within the next two or three years.

It’s been a minute since anyone has been behind the franchise wheel: Gadot’s alter ego, Gisele, was killed off in 2013 Fast & Furious 6While Johnson’s Luke Hobbs strikes out on his own after 2017 the fate of the furious2019 spin-off title, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw,

Gadot and Johnson return Fast the series follows their looming end Other Cinematic Universe. Until recently, she played Wonder Woman and Black Adam, respectively, in the DC Extended Universe that spawned from Zack Snyder’s 2013 Superman reboot, man of Steel, But those characters likely won’t be in the rebooted version of the DC Universe that James Gunn and Peter Safran are launching with 2025. Superman: Legacywhich begins a new “Gods and Monsters” storyline that will span across the films and television show.

Talking with Yahoo Entertainment ahead of the release of fast xLeterrier revealed that after he completed production on the film he personally contacted both Johnson and Gadot to invite them back. Fast fold. They also welcome a new member to the clan: Meadow, the daughter of the late Paul Walker, may be the first to appear in-universe.

“I started looking at the end of this franchise, and asked Vin and the producers where they wanted it to end,” says Leterrier, who sat in the director’s chair suddenly vacated by Justin Lin as soon as production began. happened. “There was no looking into a future that didn’t include the franchise’s most important characters.”

In reverse chronological order, Leterrier tells us how fast xrevealed three big cameos, and tease their implications for what’s to come in the next installment.

Justice for Hobbs

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson first met on 'Fast Five'.  fifth entry in 'Fast and the Furious';  Franchise (Photo: Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection)

Vin Diesel and Johnson met for the first time fast Five. (Photo: Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection)

of 2011 fast Five not just revived fast and furious Franchise – It also paves the way for the series’ finale to be set. fast x Dom introduces Toretto’s deadliest foe yet: Jason Momoa’s Dante Reyes, vengeful son five Badie, Hernán Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). After watching his own family fall apart, Dante dedicates himself to destroying the Dome Family And by the end of the film, their plan certainly seems to be working.

Not only does Dom’s recently returned brother, Jacob (John Cena), appear to be history (again), but a trio of Roman, Tej and Ramsey (Tyreese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Nathalie Emmanuel) board a plane. There are passengers who is headed straight for the crash landing. Meanwhile, Dom and his son, Brian (LEO ABELLO PERRY), are about to be swept away in the waters released by an exploding dam – the final movement in the orchestration of Dante’s revenge.

But Dante also learns that Dom wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger and ended his father’s life. That would be DSS super-agent Luke Hobbs, whom he targets in the post-credits sequence. After Hobbs invades a hideout of criminals, he receives a special video message Dante left just for him. and Luke makes it clear that he is going to seek a confrontation with the “Sambich” who has been taunting him.

Johnson returns to mainline Fast The series is extra-amazing because he has been so adamant about insisting that he has moved on. He and Diesel have been in a high-profile feud since production began. the fate of the furious 2016 wrapped up, and the former WWE star took to Instagram to call one of his co-stars – widely believed to be Diesel – a “candy ass”. Since then, Johnson has rejected peace offers to return for more Fast sequel, launching his own spin-off franchise that paired him with Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. (Letterer previously directed Statham in two other vehicle-based action films, the transporter And transporter 2,

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham trade insults and punches in 'Hobbs & Shaw';  (Photo: Courtesy of Frank Masi / Universal / Everett Collection)

Johnson and Statham trade insults and punches Hobbs & Shaw (Photo: Courtesy of Frank Masi / © Universal / Everett Collection)

But Leterrier says he made it his mission to mend those broken fences with Johnson. “We were talking with Dwayne and his team about different movie ideas,” says the director. “I had never met him before, but we glanced at each other from a distance. And when I felt that I had a very firm grip on the film wheel, I reached out to him and said: ‘It’s okay. Offer, but I want to show you the film – what we’ve done with the franchise and where I think you’ll fit in.’ I guess he liked it, because he’s back, baby!”

Of course, Hobbes hasn’t exactly been inactive since his last Fast Presence; Hobbs & Shaw sent him on a globetrotting pursuit of the Brixton lore of Idris Elba – a super-villain capable of superheroic feats courtesy of cybernetic enhancements. When asked if any of that adventure would play out in the next sharp 11Letterer suggests that Hobbs & Shaw can be a kind”Otherworlds“going outside.

“In giants Fast-Poem, Hobbs & Shaw It has its own way,” he says. “It’s really fun, and those super-suits are great. but as you can see inside fast x, we’re back to a more grounded, less science-focused material, because that’s my taste. But it’s a huge world, and it would be a shame not to unite, so we’ll see.”

gaol no more

Gisele (Gadot) and Han (Sung Kang) in Fast Five.  (Photo: Jamie Trueblood/Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection)

Gisele (Gadot) and Han (Sung Kang). fast Five, (Photo: Jamie Trueblood/Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection)

at least one of Dom’s family members clearly makes it out fast x Alive… mainly because she “died” once already. Captured by the CIA at the beginning of the film, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) manages to free herself with the aid of the crazed Cipher (Charlize Theron) and new agency member, Tess (Brie Larson), who also happens to be Kurt Russell’s daughter. . Missing Mr. Nobody. Breaking out of their prison, Letty and Cipher learn they are in Antarctica and made their way back to the mainland courtesy of a submarine piloted by Gadot’s Gisele Yasher – former Mossad agent and eternal flame of Han (Sung Kang) .

Gadot confirmed her decade-in-the-making return on Instagram over the weekend, writing that she was “overwhelmed with excitement” about reviving her character following her apparent death at the end of the sixth season. had fallen Fast film in 2013. But Leterrier reminds us that looks can always be deceiving.

“They shot enough (footage) and did different versions of it. Fast & Furious 6 that we can reinterpret (what happened),” the director explains, noting that he followed a similar route by revising some parts fast Five to fit that film into retrospectively established continuity fast x, “You can actually reinterpret these scenes based on pre-existing footage. It’s a testament to Justin’s vision for how you can manipulate a bit of story to fit a larger narrative.”

As was the case with Johnson, Leterrier waited to approach Gadot until she had a complete cut. fast x to show him. “It wasn’t a done deal, but I called Gal up and asked, ‘Would you like to see the movie? And then we have a plan we want to talk to you about for the next one.’ He saw it and thought it was where he expected Fast As it is moving towards the end. He told me, ‘Let’s go to work!'”

Of course, bringing back Gisele gives more ammunition to critics who complain about the extreme elasticity of death. fast and furious Universe. But for Leterrier, it’s just another example of the “beauty” of the franchise. “As a fan and director of these films, it’s like reinventing the wheel—pun intended,” he says. “When I came upon this film, I said, ‘Giselle’s story is not over.’ I knew my way into his return.”

Han, of course, will be thrilled that Gisele has returned to the land of the living – especially since it means he’ll be able to shut down the dating app he signed up for. fast x, While Leterrier declines to reveal exactly how the lovers will be reunited, he does say that viewers can expect to find out what Gadot has really been up to during the ten-year gap between them. Fast exit and return. “There are so many characters and you always wonder what happens to them between movies. That’s the fun of it being able to find out.”

a star is born

Rome Italy - May 12,2023: American actress Meadow Walker and American actor Vin Diesel arrive for the premiere of the film

Meadow Walker with her godfather, Diesel fast x Premiere in Rome. (Photo: Marco Ravgli/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Paul Walker died in a tragic car accident during production of the film in 2013. furious 7But his alter ego, Brian O’Connor, is still alive. Fast Universe. In fact, some fans expected Brian to appear in fast x With the magic of special effects, the way he could be a part of the seventh film, That didn’t happen, but there’s still a walker in the new film: the late actor’s daughter, Meadow — who’s also Diesel’s granddaughter — has a small role as a flight attendant who escorts Dom’s son and his Uncle Jacob onto a plane. helps to avoid. federal agent.

Leterrier says that Walker’s daughter had to be persuaded to appear on-camera at first. “She wasn’t an actress, and so she came in as a cameo,” she recalls. “The morning of the shoot, she was like, ‘I just do one shot, and I’m out.'”

But that one shot soon became a full scene as the younger Walker discovered she enjoyed the family business. “I saw the birth of an actress that day,” says Leterer. “She was going to drop a mini bottle of vodka on Jacob’s plane tray and then walk away. But Meadow improvised a line of dialogue and added a few other things. She really became a character and she had a good time with John.” There’s a rapport.” Cena was perfect.”

In fact, the director sincerely hopes that the flight attendant will help the Toretto family again. sharp 11, “At the end of those days, she came over and said, ‘That was fun. When can I come back?'” laughs Leterer. “And I just said, ‘See you later Very Quick.’ We were all like, ‘Welcome to the family.'”

fast x now playing in theaters



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