New “Fast X” Video Reveals Battle Royale Between Letty & Cipher
Fast X races into theaters in just a few days, and to hype the tenth installment in the venerable gearhead-turned-hyper action thriller, Universal has revealed one of the major sequences in the film—a fight between Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher (Charlize Theron). Their hand-to-hand combat comes inside a medical ward in a black site prison at night. We can give you these details because the new video even offers a glimpse at the script page, which includes this bit of Michael Buffer-level fight night hype:
INT. MEDICAL WARD – AGENCY BLACK SITE PRISON – NIGHT
WHAM! Letty attacks! She CRACKS Cipher across the face with a surprise punch and then pops her up in the stomach!
Here we go!
It’s LETTY V. CIPHER
A battle royale between two of the biggest bad-asses in our franchise.
Director Louis Leterrier explains that the goal was simple; to make this the best fight in the Fast & Furious franchise. That’s quite a tall order considering the number of brawls that have been created in all these years. Fight coordinator Patrick Vo explains that in the scene, Cipher doesn’t really want to fight, but Letty does and is ready to kill her. Their fighting styles are also highly different; Letty is a street fighter who brawls with the reckless abandon of someone passionately furious, whereas Cipher’s a technically lethal fighter who breaks her opponent down.
Check out the making of the Battle Royale between Letty and Cipher below:
So what is Fast X about? The Family will face their fiercest, most lethal challenge yet in the form of Dante (Jason Momoa), a man with a major vendetta against Dom (Vin Diesel) and the family that began during the events of Fast Five (2011). That was when Dom and the crew took down the Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) in Rio de Janeiro. That kingpin was Dante’s father, and he watched his father get killed. This is what turned him into the fearless, ferocious lunatic he is today, and he’s spent the past dozen years planning his revenge on Dom.
Joining Jason Momoa, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Charlize Theron are Tyrese Gibson’s Roman, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges’s Tej, Jordana Brewster’s Mia, and Sung Kang’s Han. Old friends of the family like Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey, Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, and John Cena’s Jakob will get involved. There’s more—Scott Eastwood’s Little Nobody and Helen Mirren’s are all on hand.
The biggest newcomers are Momoa’s Dante and Brie Larson’s Tess, who turns out to be the daughter of Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody. Also onboard are Alan Richtson as Aimes, the new head of the Agency; Daniela Melchior as a Brazilian street racer connected to Dom’s past; and the icon Rita Moreno as Dom and Mia’s Abuelita Toretto.
Fast X races into theaters on May 19
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Featured image: Michelle Rodriguez as Letty in Fast X, directed by Louis Leterrier.