Michelle Rodriguez On Losing ‘Fast X’ Director and the Future of the Franchise 

The Fast & Furious franchise is closer to the finish line than ever before, but the final leg hasn’t been without its setbacks. Fast X, currently planned as the second-to-last installment in the series, lost its director in April after on-set disagreements caused Justin Lin to experience burnout. He was quickly replaced by Louis Leterrier, who has since kept the film on track for its May 19, 2023 release.

At San Diego Comic-Con to promote her latest project, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, actress Michelle Rodriguez was asked about Fast X and its current state of affairs. The longtime series star excitedly revealed to Deadline that losing a director didn’t delay the movie’s production at all and that it actually may be further along than fans thought:

Oh, I couldn’t even believe it. We lost a director and everything and nothing was stopping that machine, let me tell you. We’re almost done. I mean, production is literally like, four weeks or five weeks away from finishing.

Michelle Rodriguez

Rodriguez was then asked where her character, Letty, fit into the scheme of things, and how much work she had left to complete before moving on. Her answer was succinct and surprising:

Bro, I finished already. I finished shooting. We did our thing, baby. Trust me, you’re gonna see so much craziness you’re gonna be like “Oh, I get it.”

Michelle Rodriguez

Fast X has been billed as the first of a two-part franchise finale, but Rodriguez seems to think there could be more in the tank after the formal Fast Saga comes to an end. When asked about the future of the franchise, she didn’t appear convinced that the currently-untitled Fast 11 would actually be the series’ closer:

I have no idea, mama. Trust me. At some point we’re gonna have to pass the baton on to the younger generation. Don’t worry, we’re popping out kids. It’ll happen.

Michelle Rodriguez

Rodriguez can be seen next in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, hitting theaters March 3, 2023.

Source: Deadline

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