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Justin Lin steps down as "Fast X" director

The filmmaker steps down as director just mere days into production of "Fast X"
The filmmaker steps down as director just mere days into production of "Fast X"

28 Apr – Although filming for the tenth instalment is currently underway, it was revealed that "Fast and Furious" helmer Justin Lin has stepped down as director.

The filmmaker recently confirmed his departure in a statement to the media, that read, "With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of FAST X, while remaining with the project as a producer."


"Over 10 years and five films, we have been able to shoot the best actors, the best stunts, and the best damn car chases. On a personal note, as the child of Asian immigrants, I am proud of helping to build the most diverse franchise in movie history. I will forever be grateful to the amazing cast, crew and studio for their support, and for welcoming me into the FAST family," he added.

The director with the star of the FF franchise
The director with the star of the FF franchise

Despite no longer directing "Fast X", Lin will remain as producer. Insider alleged that he decided to do so due to creative differences.

Sources also stated that the production is taking a brief pause while they are looking for Lin's replacement, with the studio reportedly in talks with several candidates.

"Fast X" will see the return of many of its original cast including Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibbons and Michelle Rodriguez, and include new faces like Jason Momoa and Brie Larson.

Justin Lin has directed five of the previous nine Fast films
Justin Lin has directed five of the previous nine Fast films

Charlize Theron and Jason Momoa are the villains in "Fast X"
Charlize Theron and Jason Momoa are the villains in "Fast X"




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