Tom Cruise, 60, met Fast and Furious actors Vin Diesel and Ludacris at the inaugural Formula One Miami Grand Prix on Sunday, and the action icons even posed for a photo together.
“Maverick meets Toretto…” Diesel, 55, captioned his post, referencing Cruise’s and his own respective characters, Pete Mitchell aka “Maverick” and Dominic “Dom” Toretto.
Ludacris, 45, reposted the photo on his Instagram, noting, “The Winners Circle.”
Several users commented on Diesel’s post about the potential crossover between the franchises, with one writing, “I was just thinking why Tom Cruise ain’t one of the villains. He’s badass lol.”
Referring to Cruise’s other well-known action franchise, another said: “Mission Impossible 8: It’s All About Family.”
The cruise will appear in the latest Mission: Impossible Installment, Mission: Impossible 8. The film, also known as Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning 2, has been in production since July.
While story specifics are yet unknown, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie announced in March that Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham will play Cruise’s co-star in the next picture.
Diesel and Ludacris are currently preparing for the theatrical premiere of Fast X, which stars Jason Momoa as a new antagonist seeking revenge after being mistreated by Diesel’s character.
The teaser for the 10th installment in the blockbuster action franchise, which contains a throwback video of the late Paul Walker and reframes events from 2011’s Fast Five, was released in February.
In that movie, “Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and decapitated his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante (Momoa), witnessed it all and has spent the last 12 years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price.”
Louis Leterrier (Transporter, The Incredible Hulk) directs Fast X. Co-writer Justin Lin was scheduled to take over the film but revealed in April that he would be stepping away. Lin previously directed five films in the franchise, including F9 in 2021.
Fast X will be released in theaters on May 19, and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two will be released on June 28, 2024.