Fast X director breaks down how those cliffhangers set up the final film(s)

Fast X director breaks down how those cliffhangers set up the final film(s)

Warning: This story contains spoilers for Fast X.

With the amount of cliffhangers Fast X ends on, it should really be called Fast X: Part 1.

By the end of the 10th Fast & Furious movie, almost every single main character's fate is left hanging thanks to Dante's (Jason Momoa) revenge spree. Buckle up, grab a Corona, and let's recap.

Vin Diesel as Dom in Fast X, directed by Louis Leterrier.
Vin Diesel as Dom in Fast X, directed by Louis Leterrier.

Universal Vin Diesel in 'Fast X'

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his son Little Brian (Leo Abelo Perry) are stuck at the bottom of a large dam in Portugal as it cracks and explodes, and they both brace as a giant tidal wave is about to crash down into them. Han (Sung Kang), Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), Tej (Ludacris), and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) are presumed dead after Aimes (Alan Ritchson) — the new head of The Agency who was secretly working with Dante for years — shoots a rocket launcher at their airplane, which crashes and explodes behind a mountain. Mr. Nobody's (Kurt Russell) daughter Tess (Brie Larson) is shot in the chest by a sniper on Dante's orders, so Elena's (Elsa Pataky) sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior) drives her to a hospital. Even Queenie's (Helen Mirren) fate is left in question, as her son Shaw (Jason Statham) goes off to protect her after he finds out Dante's put a hit on her as well.

We'll have to wait at least two years to find out who survives — and who doesn't — when Part 2 eventually comes out in 2025 (according to Diesel, who also recently teased that Fast X might actually be a trilogy now as the franchise's end looms). And director Louis Leterrier, who helmed Fast X and is returning for the next film in the franchise, warns that fans should prepare for the worst.

"You're going to cry. Part 2 is going to be a sad one," he tells EW. "In my mind, they're modern saints. At the end, Dante says, 'There's two ways a person becomes a saint: Either they pull off a miracle, or they sacrifice themselves for the greater good.' So yes, you're going to cry. There are some tears in your future, let me tell you."

When asked if he really would kill half the beloved family of the saga, Leterrier laughs. "I can do it all, I'm the director now!" he jokes. He then gets serious as he adds, "I love twists. And if you like twists, you're going to love the next one — twists on twists on twists."

Leterrier previously promised that "justice for Han" was coming in Fast X. But since the newly resurrected character only shared one scene with the man who was thought to have killed him before Shaw left to protect Queenie, does that mean there's more justice for Han coming in the next film?

"Justice for Han can be interpreted in a thousand ways," Leterrier says. "I feel like Han, well, frankly, Sung Kang has been vindicated. He's back, he's really part of the family again. He has the full arc. I love this man dearly and I love his character so much and it was so important to do this. So I don't think that justice for Han is one event. I think it's an overarching story line that we'll keep digging into and develop."

Fast X is now playing in theaters.

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