KEY POINTS

  • "Fast and Furious 10" will be released on April 7, 2023
  • Vin Diesel confirmed that production on "Fast 10" will begin in January 2022
  • Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges and Sung Kang are also expected to return

Universal Pictures has announced the release date of the 10th — and penultimate — installment of "Fast and Furious."

Vin Diesel and the other cast members of "Fast and Furious" will return for the tenthquel on April 7, 2023, Deadline reported.

The outlet noted that "Fast 10's" release date is set on Easter weekend, which was also about the same time "F7" — the highest-grossing title in the movie series — was launched in 2015 to $147.1 million in the domestic box office. The film made an overall $353 million domestically and $1.5 billion globally.

"Fast 10" was originally scheduled to premiere on April 2 this year. However, the spot was taken over by "F9," which was later pushed back to June 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Variety reported.

Vin Diesel earlier revealed that the Justin Lin-directed movie will commence filming in January 2022, Entertainment Weekly reported. When asked by the outlet if they will shoot "Fast 10" and "Fast 11" back-to-back to wrap up the franchise, the "Bloodshot" star gave a coy response.

"Just wait for 10," Diesel said on EW's "BINGE: The Fast Saga." "Let's just say, the fact that you guys know that the studio is saying we can't cover all this ground that needs to be covered in just one movie, you can only imagine what is to come."

No updates have been provided on the plot lines or cast for the upcoming installment. EW suggested that in addition to Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Sung Kang and Jason Statham will return for "Fast 10."

The "F9" mid-credits scene had set up a showdown between Statham's character Deckard Shaw and Kang's Han. The latter earlier hinted that his return was all about "Gisele," or Gal Gadot's allegedly deceased character.

"All roads lead to Gisele," Kang told EW.

Meanwhile, John Cena, who joined the cast as Diesel's character's brother Jakob Toretto in "F9," is noncommittal about the future of his character in the film. However, Dwayne Johnson has made it clear that he is not returning for the remaining two movies amid his beef with Diesel.

"I wish them the best of luck on 'Fast 10' and 'Fast 11' and the rest of the 'Fast & Furious' movies they do that will be without me," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Fast and Furious 9 Vin Diesel returns for "Fast and Furious 9." Photo: Universal Pictures