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


Vin Diesel caused the CinemaCon audience to get excited, laughing and cheering with off-script moments as he thanked theater owners for their work over the years on the Fast and furious story.

“I should read from the teleprompter. But you don’t give a shit about the teleprompter,” Diesel said to applause during a slow, methodical speech that turned philosophical about the values ​​of the family and his love of theater. At one point he mockingly read the rather hackneyed words he had to deliver, something about it Fast pick up the cloak while Avengers rested and Star Wars put down the lightsaber. More laughter and cheers from the crowd followed.

The star of Fast X revealed that Fast 11 would arrive in 2025.

“Thanks for riding with me for a quarter of a century,” said Diesel, who added, “I like this room better than the Oscars. And you know, I really mean that… because all those people who were in the audience at the Oscars sitting are there only because of you.”

Diesel noticed Fast was the longest franchise in history, in terms of the same actors playing the same characters continuously. “This is our family,” he said. “The audience is our family. And as we were building towards this achievement, we brought in directors who each brought their own magic to the saga.

Fast X was originally going to be led by a long time Fast filmmaker Justin Lin, but he left a year ago due to creative differences, with Louis Leterrier. Leterrier is also on board for the upcoming 11th episode.

“I can proudly say that for two decades the Fast movies have been the most successful movie of all our directorial careers,” said Diesel. “Again – that’s only because of you.”

Previously, four of Diesel’s co-stars took a walk down memory lane. Jordana Brewster remembered the summer of 2001, when she was only 21 years old and the first movie came out. “The movie was all about cars, but at its core it was about family,” she said first Fast and furious movie.

She was flanked on stage by Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang and Michelle Rodriguez. Gibson noted that he and Ludicrous participated 2 Fast 2 Furious – which he said has the best title of them all.

Kang added: “2006, Tokyo. The saga went international for the first time”, referring Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.

And Rodriguez went ahead and said the 2009 movie Fast & Furious “was a new beginning in a way”, noting that it marked the first time in a decade that the late Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Brewster reunited.

And the trip down memory lane continued from there, as they charted how the franchise became one of the greatest franchises of all time.

“This movie will always be at the top of our hearts,” said Brewster Furious 7the movie in honor of Walker, who died just halfway through the movie.

Finally they were allowed Fast Xwith the actors bringing in Diesel, who spoke only to the crowd, calling theater owners “soldiers on the frontline” and wondering aloud what the world would be like without movie theaters.

Fast X features newcomers to the franchise Jason Momoa, Brie Larson and Rita Moreno, with Momoa as the villain. Momoa previously spoke about his villain, calling him “evil and headstrong and androgynous.”

For more than 20 years, the Fast franchise has been a reliable box office draw, with Fast X and the upcoming 11th installment announced as a finale for the main series of films anchored by Diesel. F9: The fast saga made $726.2 million worldwide upon release in Summer 2021, a strong number as the box office was in pandemic recovery mode. The fate of the furious amounted to $1.2 billion in 2018.

Fast X arrives May 19.

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