Fast and Furious star Charlize Theron recently took to her Instagram account and posted a picture. It saw her co-star Vin Diesel embracing and kissing her. Her caption read:
“Let’s not forget THIS guy! Congratulations Vin, you’ve kept a loyal fan base on this ride for over 20 years. Thank you for letting me join some of the ride.
#FastX in theaters today!”
Longtime fans are buzzing with excitement over the surprise return of two characters they never expected to see again. Appearing at Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project block party in Los Angeles Saturday, chat-happy Fast & Furious star/producer Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto) opened up about the unexpected cameos.
“The conversations are what makes the best movie? What feels right for a franchise? How do you make as many people happy in this world? And both of them clearly make people happy,” he said (via The Hollywood Reporter) of bringing back Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson as Gisele Yashar and Luke Hobbs, respectively. “Underscore that with this running theme of unity that prevails in the Fast and Furious saga, and it’s a match made in heaven.”
The Rock’s involvement is all the more impressive when you consider his public vow never to attach his name to another Fast Saga project in the midst of a highly-publicized feud with the man behind Dominic Toretto. Thankfully, director Louis Leterrier (an alumnus of The Transporter films) was able to broker a “peace treaty” and woo Johnson back to the Fast mythos.
Gadot, whose character supposedly died during the climax of Furious 6, officially acknowledged Gisele’s reprise on Twitter over the weekend. “Missed my Fast family! I’m overwhelmed with excitement,” she wrote. “To my fans, your continuous love and support fuels this journey. Here’s to honoring the legacy, the fans and the #FastFamily that we’ve built together.”