While Dom Toretto’s son Brian has been a background character in past movies, it looks like he might have a bit more of a role in Fast X as Leo Abelo Perry will play the character.
According to Variety, Perry (Cheaper by the Dozen) will play Brian Marcos, who is the son of Vin Diesel’s Dom and Elsa Pataky’s Elena Neves. The character is named after Paul Walker’s character in the series, Brian O’Connor. Brian was previously featured in The Fate of the Furious as an infant that was kidnapped and then rescued. He was also briefly seen in F9 living with Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez’s characters.
Perry is best known for his role in the Cheaper by the Dozen remake, which was led by Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union. Beyond playing Luca in Cheaper by the Dozen, the young actor has also had roles in The Big Leap, Blach-ish, and ABC’s Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.
Fast X is being directed by Transporter director Louis Leterrier, who took over the role from Justin Lin after Lin suddenly exited the project due to creative differences. The film is written by Lin and Dan Mazeau, with Lin still attached as a producer.
Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, and Scott Eastwood will reprise their respective roles in the film. The tenth installment will also feature the additions of franchise newcomers Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Alan Ritchson (Reacher), with Momoa expected to portray the antagonist.
Based on the characters created by Gary Scott Thompson, the latest installment takes the family around the globe from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.