According to Deadline, Fast & Furious filmmaker Justin Lin said on Wednesday that he will not be directing the franchise’s final film, Fast X.
Lin announced his exit from the project via social media, which he co-wrote with Dan Mazeau and will continue to produce.
Fast X filmmaker Justin Lin announced his decision to step down in a statement. “With Universal’s support, I have decided to step down as director while remaining involved as a producer,” Lin stated.
In 10 years and five films, we were able to film the best performers, stunts, and damn vehicle chases that the industry had to offer.”
“As the son of Asian immigrants, I am happy to have helped create the most diverse film franchise ever. This incredible cast, crew and studio will always have my undying gratitude,” it concluded.
The main unit has halted filming as Universal searches for a new director to replace Lin. The movie is set to hit theaters on May 19, 2023.
Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang and Charlize Theron all returned to film the blockbuster franchises final installment on April 20.
Jason Momoa, Michael Rooker, Brie Larson, and Daniela Melchior also star.