The Fast and the Furious Legacy Trailer takes us back to the humble beginnings of the franchise

The Fast and the Furious Legacy trailer takes fans back to the humble beginnings of the franchise that became a global phenomenon.

Before Fast X races into theaters, NBCUniversal has treated extended members of the Fast family with The Fast and the Furious Legacy Trailer, taking us back to where it all began for Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and his band of thieves. The slick footage brings us back to the franchise’s start, with The Fast and the Furious, directed by Rob Cohen. In the film that started it all, Los Angeles police officer Brian O’Conner must decide where his loyalty lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy. The action-packed street racing extravaganza stars a baby-faced Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Matt Schultze, and more.

The Fast and the Furious Legacy Trailer is, without a doubt, a cog in the hype machine for Fast X, the penultimate chapter of the core Fast and Furious series of films. According to reports, the first trailer for Fast X arrives two days before Super Bowl LVII. Sources say the Fast X trailer will clock in at over three minutes, previewing plenty of high-octane action, science-defying physics, and long-winded speeches about family. In addition to the trailer on February 10, a new TV spot for the film will air during the Super Bowl. Nothing gets you pumped for the gridiron ballet like the scent of burnt rubber, the hiss of nitrous oxide, and challenging middle-aged men for pink slips.

The Fast and the Furious Legacy Trailer, Fast X, Vin Diesel

Louis Leterrier directs Fast X from a screenplay by Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau. Returning castmembers include Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody, Tyrese Gibson as Roman, Sung Kang as Han, Ludacris as Tej, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, Charlize Theron as Cipher, and Helen Mirren as Queenie.

Newcomers to the franchise include Jason Momoa as the “evil and androgynous” villain Dante, Alan Ritchson (Reacher), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Michael Rooker (Slither), and Daniela Melchoir (The Suicide Squad).

Is The Fast and the Furious Legacy Trailer getting you excited about Fast X? Will NBC Universal release more trailers that reflect the franchise as we count down to the pre-Super Bowl trailer premiere? I certainly hope so. I’ve got a fridge door full of Corona, and I’m ready for more death-defying shenanigans from Toretto and the crew. Let’s go!

Source: NCBUniversal

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.