The already-massive forged of the Quick & Livid motion pictures simply scooched over within the backseat just a little to make room for yet another newcomer: Alan Ritchson. Which, they higher make a lot of room, as a result of he is a giant dude.
SYFY WIRE can affirm that the star of Titans and Amazon’s hit Jack Reacher adaptation has formally boarded Quick X, which is now in manufacturing in the UK underneath the route of Louis Leterrier. The Unimaginable Hulk, Now You See Me, and The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance filmmaker lately took over from co-writer Justin Lin, who stays on board as a producer.
Ritchson corroborated the information on his Instagram web page, poking enjoyable on the franchise’s penchant for unbridled vehicular mayhem with a caption that reads: “Actually hope this doesn’t have an effect on my automotive insurance coverage.” He is certainly one of a number of recent faces alongside Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) becoming a member of the newest sequel. Past Momoa — who has been confirmed to be enjoying the central villain — no character particulars have been launched for the opposite actors. Quick X is the primary a part of a deliberate two-part conclusion for the Quick Saga, which started all the way in which again in 2001 with a couple of easy road races. With 9 movies and one spinoff launched into theaters, the franchise has netted over $6 billion on the worldwide field workplace.
Vin Diesel (Dominic Torretto), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce), Ludacris (Tej Parker), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Nathalie Emmanuel (Ramsey), Sung Kang (Han Lue), Charlize Theron (Cipher), Jordana Brewster (Mia Torretto), and John Cena (Jakob Torretto) will reprise their characters within the forthcoming chapter.
Diesel, Neal Moritz, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Samantha Vincent are additionally hooked up as producers. Dan Mazeau co-wrote the screenplay with Lin, who has been concerned with the Quick & Livid property since 2006’s Tokyo Drift. Chatting with SYFY WIRE final summer time, he recalled how the plans for a two-part finale started over a decade in the past with a dialog between himself, Diesel, and the late Paul Walker (recognized for taking part in the previous FBI agent, Brian O’Connor).
“It was simply an train,” mentioned the director (he helmed 5 out of the 9 F&F installments). “It was not something concrete again then. We had been like, ‘God, if we’re fortunate sufficient, what would the ultimate chapter be?’ And so, I am actually making an attempt to channel the spirit of these conversations and the tone of these conversations. Personally, it is emotional and hopefully, I can do it justice.”
Ritchson — who made a reputation for himself as Thad Citadel on the cult comedy present Blue Mountain State and Hank Corridor/Hawk within the DC Comics-inspired Titans — is locked in to seem in a second season of Reacher and at the very least three motion pictures produced by Amazon Studios.
Quick X is at present scheduled for a large theatrical launch on Might 19, 2023.