During the climax of “Fast X”, it appears that Aimes finally realizes that Dom and his family have been tricked by Dante, and the Agency’s new leader begins to help our heroes as they try to outwit and survive Dante. But in the end, Aimes is revealed to have been on Dante’s side since the events of “Fast Five”, with a retcon flashback revealing Aimes’ presence during that film’s vault heist, sparking an association that led to this game changer. The revelation comes when Aimes, the latest antagonistic figure who has apparently become an ally of the family, uses a rocket launcher to shoot down a plane with Roman, Tej, Han, and Ramsey in the sky, crashing it into the side of a mountain.
Interestingly, Ritchson recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the connection between Aimes and Dante was almost even more substantial. The actor parted the curtain while talking about how much he knew about the character going into production:
“I don’t know if this is giving too much away, but we shot a couple of different stories. One was that Jason Momoa’s character and Aimes were blood brothers. They were actually related, and one of the reasons they came together was because of their genetic link There’s one version in the editing room of that movie, but at the end of the day it was decided that the other version, which is what’s in the movie now, we learn at the end of the movie that really amazing twist that there was a alliance between them all the time making him maybe the bad guy, that’s what we’re left with. I wasn’t quite sure which version of that I was going to live with, but I did know that there was a lot of duplicity in character and that ultimately , he was a bad guy, at least for now. We’ll see what the future holds.”
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