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Director Justin Lin quit ‘Fast X’ after ‘major disagreement’ with Vin Diesel, says report

  • Vin Diesel’s behavior on set was reportedly partly to blame for Justin Lin’s departure from “Fast X.”
  • Last week, Lin announced via the film’s official Instagram account that he is no longer directing the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. 
  • Citing multiple sources, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Lin had had enough of the constant script revisions, Vin Diesel’s behavior and the overall filming process.
  • Earlier, an unnamed source with “knowledge of the situation” told New York Daily News: “Diesel shows up late to the set. He doesn’t know his lines. And he shows up out of shape.
  • Lin, who helmed five “Fast & Furious” films, is set to be replaced by “The Incredible Hulk” director Louis Leterrier for “Fast X.”

Reports have claimed that director Justin Lin left “Fast X” due to star Vin Diesel’s purportedly difficult behavior on set and after a “major disagreement” with the star during a meeting.

On April 26, the Taiwanese American filmmaker announced via the film’s official Instagram account that he is no longer directing the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. 

Justin Lin announces exit as director of ‘Fast X’

  • Filmmaker Justin Lin announced on Tuesday that he will step down as director of the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
  • His announcement was posted on the franchise’s official Instagram account just over a week after filming started.
  • "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,” he wrote.
  • Lin previously directed 2006’s “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” 2009’s “Fast & Furious,” 2011’s “Fast Five,” 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6” and last year’s “F9.”
  • Lin’s replacement has yet to be announced.

Filmmaker Justin Lin has announced that he is no longer directing “Fast X,” the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. 

Lin, who co-wrote the film with screenwriter Dan Mazeau, made the surprise announcement on Tuesday via the film’s official Instagram account. 

Director Justin Lin Is Coming Back for ‘Fast & Furious’ 9 and 10

Filmmaker Justin Lin is set to make his directorial comeback for the next two installments of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.

Continuing his work on “Tokyo Drift” (2006), “Fast & Furious” (2009), “Fast Five” (2011) and “Fast & Furious 6” (2013), Lin is reportedly in “advanced talks” to helm the multi-billion-dollar franchise’ ninth and 10th films, according to Entertainment Weekly.

‘Fast & Furious’ May Bring Back The Most Badass Asian Character Ever

One of the most beloved characters in “The Fast and the Furious” film franchise has been Han Seoul-Oh. As a character of Asian descent, his swagger and overall DGAF attitude won him a number of fans regardless of his ethnicity.

Han Seoul-Oh, played by Sung Kang, was first introduced in the 2006 film, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, directed by Justin Lin. His character is based off of another character of the same name in Lin’s 2002 indie movie, “Better Luck Tomorrow”. Unfortunately, the character was seemingly killed off at the end of “Tokyo Drift”.