Vin Diesel looks fiery as he gets back into character as Dominic Toretto for Fast X filming at Colosseum in Rome

Vin Diesel could be seen filming at the Colosseum (Picture: @Rome / MEGA)
Vin Diesel could be seen filming at the Colosseum (Picture: @Rome / MEGA)

Vin Diesel has been spotted looking surly as he got back into character as Dominic Toretto for the 10th Fast and Furious movie, which is currently filming in Rome.

The actor, 55, looked right at home as he rehearsed scenes by the Colosseum, striding down the street (and presumably making a grand declaration about family).

The soaring temperatures are clearly having an impact, as the car on set had its windows blocked out in an attempt to keep out some of the heat.

Seemingly not too fazed by the scorching weather himself, Vin looked deep in concentration while getting into character and, between scenes, he could be seen cracking a smile as he chatted to crew members.

Fans were thrilled when Vin revealed that Fast X, the penultimate film of the franchise, had begun filming in April, with the star confirming its official title.

 
 

Jason Momoa, who will be a newcomer to the cast for Fast X, was seen jumping right into filming, as he takes on a ‘flamboyant villain’.

Vin Diesel on Fast X set
Vin Diesel got right back into character (Picture: @Rome / MEGA)
Vin Diesel on Fast X set
Vin chatted to the crew in between takes (Picture: @Rome / MEGA)
Vin Diesel on Fast X set
He looked deep in concentration (Picture: @Rome / MEGA)

The Game Of Thrones star looked like a natural as he was spotted clad in leather trousers and a snake skin jacket and filmed riding a black and red motorbike down a cobbled street in the Italian capital.

Meanwhile, the franchise only gets more star-studded, with the likes of Brie Larson and Rita Moreno joining the cast.

Fast X hasn’t had a smooth journey so far, after director Justin Lin quit just days into production.

In a statement shared on social media, Lin said: ‘With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of Fast X, while remaining with the project as a producer.

‘Over 10 years and five films, we have been able to shoot the best actors, the best stunts, and the best damn car chases.

Vin Diesel on Fast X set
Vin is returning to lead the franchise for its penultimate film (Picture: ROMA / MEGA)
Vin Diesel on Fast X set
Filming started in April (Picture: ROMA / MEGA)
Vin Diesel on Fast X set
Thewindows to the car were blocked out to keep out some of the heat (Picture: @Rome / MEGA)
Vin Diesel on Fast X set
Vin didn’t seem too fazed by the soaring temperatures (Picture: @Rome / MEGA)

‘On a personal note, as the child of Asian immigrants, I am proud of helping to build the most diverse franchise in movie history.

‘I will forever be grateful to the amazing cast, crew and studio for their support, and for welcoming me into the Fast family.’

No further details on the reason for Lin’s decision were shared.

Lin has directed five Fast and Furious movies, including The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006, Fast & Furious in 2009, Fast Five in 2011 and Fast & Furious 6 in 2013.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious'.
Vin, here with the late Paul Walker, in a scene from the film 2001’s The Fast And The Furious (Picture: Universal/Getty Images)

He also helmed the franchise’s most recent instalment Fast and Furious 9, which was released in June 2021 after lengthy delays due to the Covid pandemic.

 
 

The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier stepped in to replace him.

The movie series started its journey two decades ago, with The Fast And The Furious franchise since becoming one of the most successful in Hollywood history.

Led by Vin’s Dominic Toretto, the films follow street racing, heists, spies and family twists and turns, and star A-listers such as Ryan ReynoldsEva Mendes, Djimon Hounsou and the late Paul Walker.

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