According to rumors, the budget for the tenth Fast & Furious film, Fast X, has grown to almost unmanageable proportions.
Fast X‘s budget is reportedly $340 million, which is significantly more than that of its predecessor, F9, which was only allocated $200 million, according to a recent report. The report states that, in addition to various tax incentives, the budget’s soaring costs can be attributed to the cast’s and franchise star Vin Diesel’s higher salaries, rising production costs, and COVID-19 safety regulations’ pandemic testing requirements.
The movie would rank fourth in terms of production costs, behind $365 million for Avengers: Endgame, $365 million for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and $379 million for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, if the official final budget for the movie is $340 million.
Although the Fast X budget may be increasing, the picture series is so well-liked and successful at the box office for Universal Pictures that it is unlikely to be much impacted by many growing expenditures. For instance, F9 went on to earn $726 million at the box office, while the whole Fast & Furious series has amassed nearly $6 billion in revenue. However, Fast X has recently been embroiled in quite a bit of scandal, involving its director Justin Lin,
Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) will all be making their franchise debuts in the tenth film, with Momoa presumably playing the adversary.
Fast & Furious launched the genre in 2001, and since then there have been several sequels, spin-offs, video games, and merchandise releases. Currently, the film series has a cumulative worldwide gross of more than $6 billion.