The Fast and Furious franchise has been captivating audiences with its high-speed thrills and heart-pumping action for over two decades. With each new installment, the film continues to attract big names from the entertainment industry and add to its already star-studded cast.
Recently, Vin Diesel revealed he wanted RDJ to play a new character in the Fast and Furious movie, who would challenge the Toretto mentality, sparking mixed reactions among fans. Some took to the internet to troll Diesel for his idea.
Fast and Furious Dream Cast: Vin Diesel Wants Robert Downey Jr.
On Thursday night at the Fast X trailer premiere, Variety’s Marc Malkin had a chance to catch up with Vin Diesel, the man behind the wheel as the legendary Dom Toretto. When asked about his dream casting for the next film in the franchise, Diesel didn’t hesitate to give one name: Robert Downey Jr.
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But what role could RDJ play in the high-speed world of Fast and Furious?
Vin Diesel teased a character who is the complete opposite of Dom, promoting the advancement of AI and self-driving cars while holding a belief that this technology represents the future. The Bloodshot star explained,
“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. There is somebody that believes that’s the future, and that’s at direct odds with the Toretto mentality.”
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When asked if he had already pitched the idea to Downey Jr., Diesel’s playful yet assertive response was a stern,
“How dare you ask me this question in front of all these people? I have pride and I have dignity.”
Michelle Rodriguez, another star of the franchise, also had a suggestion for the final film. Excitedly, she proclaimed,
“Who’s the guy from these amazing Jason Bourne movies? Matt Damon! I fucking want Matt Damon. Matt Damon, would you be in a Fast and Furious movie? C’mon, we got four Oscar winners, man. And you’re an Oscar winner!”
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Rodriguez not only voiced her interest in having Damon join the cast, but even went so far as to ask him directly to be a part of the high-octane world of Fast and Furious.
Vin Diesel’s Dream Casting: Fans React with Hilarious Trolling on Social Media
Despite the popularity of the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel’s recent comments about his desired casting for the next film in the series have received quite negative reactions from fans and social media users.
I GENUINELY want to know what drugs Vin and the writers do in that board room pic.twitter.com/RINqlplleA
— justin (@RelzLife) February 10, 2023
Fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment and disbelief at Diesel’s request. Many are poking fun at the idea of Downey Jr. playing a character who promotes the use of technology to take away freedom, given his previous roles in superhero movies like Iron Man and Avengers.
If I’m RDJ I say nah, I’m good. He literally wants Tony Stark in the movie. Playing another tech rich guy messing with AI is going to seem cheap and desperate. Plenty of other wonderful actors can do it.
— Veeno (@kevsallen) February 10, 2023
bro wants iron man .. pic.twitter.com/5DJXGixPuy
— jcara (@jacobcaraballo_) February 10, 2023
Many fans have taken to social media to express their frustration and make jokes about the franchise’s longevity, with some even going as far as to say that the franchise should finally come to an end.
How many #FastAndFurious films are Vin Diesel going to make? 🥴
— 𝘴᭙ꫀꫀ𝓽 ᥴꪖ𝘳ꪑꫀꪶ (@SweetCarmel77) February 10, 2023
Vin Diesel wants Tom Holland grand-son in the next #FastAndFurious 50 film pic.twitter.com/pBaB9DRou1
— Giuseppe (@gius557) February 10, 2023
Despite the negative reaction, Diesel remains confident in his request, and it remains to be seen whether or not Downey Jr. will take him up on his offer. Regardless of the outcome, it’s clear that the future of the franchise is a topic of intense interest and speculation among fans. Whether or not they will embrace the changes remains to be seen.