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Fast X Director Louis Leterrier Originally Rejected Coming to the Franchise Because “It’s too messy”

Fast X Director Louis Leterrier Originally Rejected Coming to the Franchise Because "It's too messy"

As Fast X is all set to pave its way to the theaters with the massive truckload of characters, many new updates about the action flick come out. If the latest updates are to be believed then the director Louis Leterrier originally rejected the tenth film in the franchise before changing his decision. As the director was recently spotted in an interview during the trailer premiere, he revealed that initially, he was reluctant to nod his head in positive for the movie.

Louis Leterrier
Louis Leterrier

Interestingly, Louis Leterrier was not chosen at first as the captain of the ship. It was Justin Lin. But even after filming some portions of the movie, he left Fast X due to creative differences. As a result of this, The Incredible Hulk director was roped in and was also asked to rewrite some parts of the movie.

Also Read: “It’s the yin and yang, the christ and the antichrist”: Fast X Director Louis Leterrier Says Jason Momoa is the ‘Anti-Dom’ to Vin Diesel’s Character

Why was Louis Leterrier reluctant to direct Fast X?

Fast X
Fast X

As it can be already seen in the trailer, the penultimate film in The Fast and the Furious franchise is all prepped up to wrap up the long-running action saga. While many fans might argue that the movies in the latter part of the franchise have been too over the top but it can’t be denied it is one of the most noteworthy parts of modern pop culture.

While the franchise plans to show a grand ending featuring a huge set of stars, it was one of the main reasons why Leterrier was reluctant to direct Fast X. For him, it was too big as well as messy.

“Well, the studio calls me and I think it’s a pocket call. I think it’s a misdial and I tell them, ‘I think you made a mistake.’ I didn’t know. I didn’t know anything that was happening. And they said, ‘Can you call us back. Can you call us back right now. Can you read this script?’ Wait. ‘What’s the script?’ It’s Fast X. My heart stops. And I say no. I can’t. It’s too big. It’s too messy.”

Also Read: “This guy needs to be fired from this franchise”: Vin Diesel’s Fast X Director Louis Leterrier Gets Major Backlash From Fans

But soon the director changed his mind after finding that the script was too good to let go that way. Although he liked the script, he claimed that he had some other great ideas that forced him to sacrifice his sleep. He was on a flight to the set and he had to rethink everything during the journey. Now with a huge star-studded cast and a whole lot of events going on, Fast X will have to deliver a lot to impress the fans.

What do we know about Fast X?

Jason Momoa in Fast X
Jason Momoa in Fast X

Serving as the eleventh film in the franchise, Fast X will lead to the conclusion of the long-running franchise. One of the main highlights of this movie will be its electrifying star cast that boasts of names like Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Charlize Theron, John Cena, and many others along with veterans Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and Michelle Rodriguez. Serving as the cherry on top, even Gal Gadot is returning to her role of Gisele Yashar.

Also Read: “An Infinity War level movie about Vin Diesel and his family”: Internet Brands Fast X as the Greatest, Most Over the Top “So Bad it’s Good” Action Flick

Despite the news of Gadot’s return even after the death of her character raised some backlash, the fans are quite excited to watch how everything is pulled off. The story of Fast X will be connected to the events of Fast Five as the Aquaman fame will portray the role of Dante, the son of the Late kingpin Hernan Reyes who will try to seek revenge for the death of his father.

Fast X will hit theaters on May 19, 2023.

Source: Variety

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.