“That’s the future”: Vin Diesel’s Rumored Robert Downey Jr Casting in Fast 11 as Evil Tech-Billionaire Promoting Driverless Cars Inspired by Elon Musk?

Vin Diesel's Rumored Robert Downey Jr Casting in Fast 11 as Evil Tech-Billionaire Promoting Driverless Cars Inspired by Elon Musk?

Vin Diesel’s Fast And Furious franchise is known for its stellar cast with renowned faces from Hollywood. Therefore, adding a few more in the upcoming Fast 11, won’t be a big deal. 

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Vin Diesel and Robert Downey Jr.

Well, Robert Downey Jr.’s reported casting isn’t all that’s bewildering fans. Apparently, there’s more to the rumor, as it has been alleged that Downey might appear as an evil tech billionaire promoting driverless cars inspired by Elon Musk. Previously reprising his role with Musk in Iron Man 2, the 58-year-old bringing back his scientific idea in Vin Diesel’s franchise is mind-boggling speculation. 

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Vin Diesel Dream Casts Robert Downey Jr. In Fast 11

Constantly attracting Hollywood A-listers in his ever-growing franchise, Vin Diesel is currently looking for the billionaire philanthropist Iron Man. Following the commercial success of his recent iteration, Fast X, Diesel expressed his ambitions to bring more big names on board. And well, his recent names include the 58-year-old Hollywood star, Robert Downey Jr.

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Vin Diesel revealed his dream cast for Fast 11

Whether Robert Downey Jr. would be interested in returning to the world of blockbuster action-adventure cinema is a different discussion, but currently, all one can think of is Vin Diesel’s dream casting the Iron Man actor. During the trailer premiere of his recent movie Fast X, Diesel stated the name of Downey Jr. without hesitation, upon being asked about his “dream casting” for future Fast and Furious installments.

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Diesel wants Downey to play a villain

Without giving out many details about Robert Downey Jr.’s potential role, if only he accepts, Vin Diesel discusses which character he might propose the 58-year-old to play. Stating an opening for a villainous role, Diesel hinted at offering Downey Jr, the role of an antihero. 

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Vin Diesel Plans To Turn Robert Downey Jr. Into A Villain 

Discussing his desire to welcome the MCU actor into the speedy saga, Vin Diesel mentioned the role of a billionaire villain he is willing to offer to Robert Downey Jr. Hinting at an antithesis of his character, Diesel mentioned turning the 58-year-old into a tech geek villain who promotes driverless cars, probably inspired by Elon Musk.

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Vin Diesel shared his role plan for Downey Jr.

Without telling you too much about what happens in the future, there’s a character who is the antithesis of Dom, who is promoting AI and driverless cars and a philosophy that with that goes your freedom” 

Delving further, Vin Diesel shared, “there is somebody that believes that’s the future, and that’s at direct odds with the Toretto mentality”. Thus, although there’s no confirmation of Robert Downey Jr.’s potential casting in the Fast and Furious franchise, Diesel sparked excitement and hope among fans to witness the 58-year-old as a billionaire villain.

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Fast X (2023)

Transitioning Robert Downey Jr. from a billionaire philanthropist Iron Man, to a tech-billionaire villain in the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel expressed his desire to welcome the A-lister to his “family”. Meanwhile, his recent iteration Fast X, turned into a blockbuster earning $719M at the worldwide box office, against its staggering $340M budget. 

Watch Fast X on Amazon Video. 

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Source: Variety 

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