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Release Date, Cast, Story & Everything We Know About The Fast & Furious Movie


Fast 11 is the highly anticipated sequel that continues the overarching storyline of Fast X, making it a true sequel in the Fast & Furious franchise. The latest news suggests a reunion between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, increasing excitement for their onscreen chemistry in Fast 11. Fast 11 is confirmed to be in development with a release date reportedly set for April 4, 2025, though potential delays due to ongoing strikes could change that timeline.

The next action-packed installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast 11, has exciting story details, a promising cast, and a not-too-distant release date. Fast X marks the beginning of the end for The Fast Saga, kicking off a multipart finale that will wrap up the story of Dom Toretto and his fast and furious found family. Fast 11 follows up on that story as Dom Toretto and his family get closer to their endgame. Vin Diesel, the star and producer of the franchise, is already building hype around the next Fast & Furious movie.

No Fast & Furious sequel has been as intrinsically linked to its predecessor as Fast 11. Whereas most Fast & Furious sequels are their own standalone action movies, Fast 11 is the second part of the overarching storyline that begins in Fast X. It’s a true sequel in the sense that other entries in The Fast Saga aren’t. Since it’s still in the early stages of development, there aren’t many story details or casting announcements for Fast 11 just yet. However, there are a few things known about the next Fast & Furious movie.

Fast 11 Latest News
Dante hanging out with some corpses in Fast X

The latest Fast 11 news teases an evolution with the franchise’s latest villain. Director Louis Leterrier hinted that Jason Momoa’s Dante would change in Fast 11, showing new sides of the already surprising bad guy. Leterrier praised what Momoa brings to the role and how the actor went in an unexpected direction with the villain, saying “was interesting to play with the duality and the push-pull within the character, where within the same sentence he’s laughing and feels the pain of losing everything. Only an actor like Jason could have done that.”

However, with Momoa’s Dante confirmed to be returning for more, Leterrier suggested a new direction will be taken for Fast 11, saying “It’s never twice the same with Jason. Dante will truly evolve. Let’s explore something we haven’t seen before.” Momoa’s performance in Fast X was highlighted by many as a high point of the sequel and praised for going against the franchise’s typical villains. Momoa truly made the role his own so it will be interesting to see what new ideas he will bring to the follow-up to keep Dante interesting.

Fast & Furious 11 Is Confirmed
Dante glaring behind the wheel in Fast X

Fast 11 has been officially confirmed to be in development at Universal as a continuation of the story in Fast X. Fast 11 was confirmed at the same time as Fast X when it was originally planned as a two-part finale. The closest parallel was Marvel’s own two-part climax, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which were similarly announced together. Two-part finales have become common in Hollywood – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, etc. – but a three-part finale is unprecedented.

Fast 11 Release Date
Dom behind the wheel in Fast X

According to Vin Diesel himself, the Fast 11 release date is April 4, 2025. This is the kind of quick turnaround that’s come to be expected from the franchise, especially with what is being advertised as the second half of the story that started in Fast X. However, Diesel may have been premature in making the announcement as the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes make it hard for any upcoming movie to guarantee a fixed schedule. President of Universal Pictures Peter Cramer admitted that the strike caused uncertainty for the sequel. In regards to a possible Fast 11 delay, Cramer said “If it lasts for too long, it’ll be hard to imagine that we can get this film up on the timeline we’d like to.”

Fast 11 Cast
Letty riding a motorcycle in Fast X

Universal hasn’t announced an official Fast 11 cast list, but it seems inevitable for Diesel to return as the series’ lead, Dom Toretto. Anyone from Dom’s family who isn’t killed off in Fast X will be expected to return in Fast 11: Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, Sung Kang as Han Lue, and Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey. Other main cast members, like Jason Statham as villain-turned-ally Deckard Shaw, Helen Mirren as Shaw’s mother Magdalene “Queenie” Ellmanson-Shaw, and Gal Gadot as Gisele, could also reprise their roles in Fast 11.

Dwayne Johnson’s appearance as Luke Hobbs in Fast X’s post-credits scene will likely lead to a larger supporting role in Fast 11. The post-credit scene also teased the possible return of Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Fast X newcomers like Jason Momoa as the villainous Dante Reyes, Brie Larson as rogue agent Tess, and Daniela Melchior as Brazilian street racer Isabel could reappear in Fast 11 as it follows on from Fast X’s ending. In addition to returning cast members, Diesel has announced that he wants Robert Downey, Jr. to play the villain in Fast 11. He described the villain conceived for Fast 11 as “the antithesis of Dom.”

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Who’s Directing And Writing Fast & Furious 11
Dom with a walkie-talkie in Fast X

Universal has confirmed that Fast X director Louis Leterrier is returning to direct Fast 11. Leterrier managed to turn around Fast X under immense pressure. He was brought on as a last-minute replacement after long-time Fast & Furious director Justin Lin left the franchise due to creative differences. Since Lin departed from the project right before filming was set to begin, Leterrier had far less time to prepare to shoot Fast X than filmmakers usually get with these big-budget franchise tentpoles. After he pulled off Fast X under these circumstances, the studio has enough faith in Leterrier to bring him back for Fast 11.

Christina Hodson and Oren Uziel have been confirmed as the screenwriters for Fast 11. Hodson is best known for writing Bumblebee and Birds of Prey, while Uziel is known for his work on the scripts for 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox. Leterrier has teased that he’s planning something even bigger than Fast X for Fast 11. The director explained, “What we’re planning on the next one is just gigantic, in terms of action, scope, and emotion.” He’s promised that Fast 11 will not only thrill audiences but also tug on their heartstrings: “You will feel all the feels. Tears will roll.”

Story Details For The Next Fast & Furious Movie
Jason Momoa riding a motorcycle in Fast X

While the specifics the Fast 11 story are being kept under wraps for the time being, the cast and crew have teased story elements for the next Fast & Furious movie. As the second part of the overarching Fast X narrative, Fast 11 will follow on from the cliffhanger ending of Fast X. Fast 11 will also provide a true farewell to Brian O’Conner, the franchise’s co-lead played by the late Paul Walker. Diesel said that ending Brian’s story is integral to ending the Fast & Furious series: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian.”

There is also the question of the Fast X cliffhanger teased Hobbs’ return to the franchise. While Dwayne Johnson seemed to suggest there would be a spinoff movie for Hobbs, it also seems that he will be brought back for the sequel now that he and Diesel have mended their relationship. It is possible Hobbs could play a pivotal role in saving the day once again.

Will Fast 11 Be The Last Fast & Furious Movie?
Dom standing by a coliseum in Fast X

While it’s part of the Fast X finale, Fast 11 won’t be the last Fast & Furious movie. Although it was originally conceived as the final chapter of the mainline saga, it’s since been retooled as the penultimate chapter. Fast & Furious 12 will conclude the saga instead. Just because the main saga is ending with Fast 12, it doesn’t mean Universal will let the lucrative Fast & Furious brand die. There could still be Fast & Furious spin-offs like Hobbs & Shaw 2 after Fast 11 and Fast 12 have wrapped up the Toretto family storyline.

Fast 11 Trailer Info
Dom holding a car door in Fast X

While there’s no Fast 11 trailer yet, it’s possible to speculate on when one could arrive. The first trailer for Fast X dropped online on February 10, 2023, a little over three months before the film’s release date. This was one year and seven months after F9 was released in theaters. If the Fast 11 trailer debuts a year and a half after Fast X’s release, then it could arrive in late 2024. If it’s three months before Fast 11’s release date, then it’ll more likely arrive in early 2025.

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The 69-Year Story Behind The Fast And Furious Name


The Fast & Furious franchise started with the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and went through several major changes in its sequel titles. The title for the original movie was almost different, with options like Race Wars, but the producer fought for The Fast and the Furious.

As the Fast & Furious series has one of the most recognizable franchise names in cinema, some may be curious as to where its origin came from. The multi-billion-dollar franchise started with 2001’s straightforward street racing movie, The Fast and the Furious, but following that, the series went through several major changes, and that was mirrored in the Fast & Furious sequel movie titles. 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced numbered titles, then The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift immediately dropped that format. The fourquel confused things further with the title Fast & Furious, and it only got more confusing from there. However, every title is still a play on the original 2001 title.

The Fast and the Furious came to fruition following a Vibe magazine article called “Racer X”. Universal had the incredible foresight of seeing how popular street racing would become in the 2000s, and the studio quickly grabbed the movie rights to the article. However, while the movie was originally titled after the article, the studio wasn’t totally satisfied with that name, and many other titles, including Race Wars, were considered. The movie even went into production under the title Redline, but producer Neal Moritz had his mind set on one title that seemed unachievable to get; The Fast and the Furious.

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The Fast And The Furious Is Named After A 1954 Movie
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

Another movie titled The Fast and the Furious already existed, and it was released almost half a century before the 2001 street racing film was released. 1954’s The Fast and the Furious, written by Roger Corman, has nothing to do with street racing as it exists today. The movie follows a prison escapee who kidnaps a rich woman and steals her Jaguar, then ends up in an epic road race that ends in Mexico. While the title perfectly fits the 1954 film, Moritz was desperate to use the title for his own movie that he was producing, having learned about it after seeing a Roger Corman documentary (via Entertainment Weekly).

Moritz detailed how Universal didn’t seem to be completely on board at first. The producer explained, “I called up the head of marketing at Universal the next morning and said ‘Okay, I’ve got the title: The Fast and the Furious!’ And there was just silence on the other end. I was like, ‘Oh, I guess that is the worst title he’s ever heard.’ However, after mulling it over, Universal agreed, and it worked out perfectly, as the whole world now knows that name and it’s synonymous with the Vin Diesel-led franchise. Movie titles are extremely important, and it’s less likely that the movie would have become a billion-dollar franchise if it was titled Race Wars.

Paul Walker smiles in Dom's garage in The Fast and the Furious

Moritz revealed, “we made a deal with Roger to give him the use of some stock footage that Universal owned.” It isn’t clear if Corman ever benefited financially from that footage. In hindsight, he undoubtedly got a terrible deal. The Fast & Furious name is extremely important to the franchise and has made Universal billions. The name has even been used for spinoffs, and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw wouldn’t have made $760 million without the name attached to it. However, there was no knowing how huge the franchise became. After all, The Fast and the Furious was originally just a scrappy crime movie based on a magazine article.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Fast X Video Reveals BTS Of Real, Practical Fights In OTT Sequel


The Fast X fight between Letty and Cipher was filmed using practical effects, resulting in a well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequence full of emotions. Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” was out of necessity, but spending time with Letty after escaping prison could lead to her becoming a member of the family. Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle and her association with Letty could help in mellowing down the former villain and potentially setting up a redemption arc or even a Cipher spin-off.

A new Fast X behind-the-scenes video shows how Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) intense fight scene was filmed. Dom and his “La Familia” returned on the big screen in 2023 for the tenth main installment of The Fast Saga. In a major twist, however, instead of butting heads again with Cipher, the primary villain of the franchise for several recent entries, Letty had to team up with her. That didn’t stop Letty from expressing her true feelings about her when they were both captured by the Agency.

Courtesy of Collider is a behind-the-scenes clip from Louis Leterrier’s Fast X that offers a look at how Cipher and Letty’s one-on-one fight scene was filmed. Check out the video below:

The Fast X fight is arguably one of the best choreographed hand-to-hand combat in The Fast Saga, and it’s all because they filmed it with practical effects. The result, coupled with the history between the pair, is an effective action sequence full of emotions.

How Cipher & Letty’s Relationship Evolves In Fast & Furious 11
Cipher wearing a coat in Fast X

Granted that Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” came from necessity after she was targeted by Jason Momoa’s Dante, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can lead to her becoming a proper member of “La Familia.” There’s precedent to this, with a few of the recent The Fast Saga villains ending up being redeemed and joining Dom and his crew. This has been the case with Deckard Shaw (despite his attempted murder of Han Lue), and more recently, John Cena’s Jakob, who sacrificed himself in Fast X to save Little B.

Increasing the chances of this happening is Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle. After she and Letty finally escaped the Agency’s bunk prison, they found themselves in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, Giselle came to the rescue after Cipher notified her of their escape plan. There has never been any indication that Cipher and Giselle know each other before the massive Fast X twist. Making this more surprising is that Giselle has been believed to be dead for several years now. Her association with Giselle could help Letty mellow down on the former villain when they all return for Fast and Furious 11.

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Perhaps, this unexpected turn could be a set-up for the in-development Cipher spin-off. Specific plot details about the project are currently scant, with Universal still not announcing a tentative release date. Nevertheless, the events of Fast X could be the start of her redemption arc, with her relationship with Letty functioning as a barometer of whether viewers can finally forgive her for all of her transgressions.

Source: Collider

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10 Characters Who Should Be In It


Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is the franchise’s biggest female character and the obvious pick to lead the all-female spinoff. Jordana Brewster’s Mia deserves a big role in the spinoff to expand on her character and showcase her growth. Brie Larson’s Tess is needed in the spinoff to explore the mystery surrounding her character and add her engaging screen presence to the team.

The Fast & Furious saga is meant to continue with an all-female-led movie, and casting the returning characters presents exciting options. An all-female spinoff could be the perfect way to continue the Fast &Furious story, as it will be able to retain the elements of the franchise that make it iconic while offering a new perspective. From the beginning, the franchise has been very male-dominated, and told male-centric stories, so offering the high-octane thrills of a Fast & Furious movie from a female perspective could be a welcome change of pace.

The series is known for having an all-star cast, so any female spinoff will have to match the previous films. Thankfully, the franchise already has several incredible female movie stars. Fast X, the latest film in the franchise, introduced and reintroduced some exciting female characters, setting the groundwork for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. Obviously, whatever happens in the next film will determine who will be on the team and what side they will fight for. The franchise already has a healthy supply of female characters, both good and evil, who can factor into a Fast & Furious female spinoff.


Related Fast X Proves How Great A Fast & Furious Female Spinoff Would Be The idea of an all-female spinoff is more exciting than Fast & Furious 11, with Fast X providing the blueprint for just how well it could work.

10 Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Can Lead The Fast Spinoff Ensemble
She’s the franchise’s biggest female character

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been a key member of the Fast family since the first movie, and no female spinoff would feel right without her leading the team. Dominic Toretto’s wife is one of the fastest drivers in the world. Letty has made her way from street racer to international woman of mystery, becoming one of the franchise’s best characters in the process. Rodriguez is an incredibly engaging screen presence thanks to her charisma and action pedigree. An all-female action movie is right in her wheelhouse, making her the obvious pick for the lead in the movie.

9 Jordana Brewster’s Mia Deserves A Big Role
The Toretto family member has been sidelined recently

Another extension of the Toretto family tree, Jordana Brewster’s Mia is Dom’s brother and the wife of Paul Walker’s Brian. Since Walker’s tragic death, as well as the introduction of countless new characters, Mia has been sidelined in recent films, which is a shame because she is one of the best parts of the earlier films. A spinoff with just the women could be a great time to expand on Mia’s character and see how she has grown over the past couple of years, especially now that she is the mother of two. Brewster is an underrated talent, and Mia should be heavily involved in whatever spinoff the filmmakers plan.

8 Brie Larson’s Tess Is Needed After Fast X Introduction
Mr. Nobody’s daughter has a bright future
Brie Larson as Tess firing a gun in Fast X

Fast X introduced several new faces to the franchise, but perhaps most notably was Brie Larson as Tess “Nobody”, a secret agent on a quest to protect Dom and his family. Larson had relatively little screen time in the movie, and her introduction felt like it was mostly included to set up a future spinoff. The Oscar winner is the perfect name to include in a spinoff. Larson is an incredibly engaging and vulnerable screen presence and a great addition to the team. As her family name would imply, there is still a lot of mystery about Tess that this spinoff could explore.

7 Ramsey’s Return Can Give Nathalie Emmanuel A Major Role
The hacker has a growing set of skills
Nathalie Emmanuel in Fast and Furious 7.

After her first appearance in Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey has been the Fast team’s resident hacker and tech wiz. The Game of Thrones star has mostly been used for exposition and comic relief since joining the team, but Ramsey has a distinctive style and skill set that would make her a great addition to the female spinoff. While Mia and Letty are great drivers, Ramsey has skills in the digital realm that could help the team on whatever mission they are on. It would also be interesting to see how Ramsey functions outside the trio of her, Tej, and Roman.

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6 Daniela Melchior’s Return As Isabel Gives The Spinoff More Legacy
Isabel is the sister of Elena
Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in a car at a street race in Fast X

For a while, Elsa Pataky’s Elena was viewed as an obvious candidate to appear in a Fast & Furious female spinoff. However, after her untimely demise in The Fate of the Furious, her younger sister can fill that void. Another new female protagonist introduced in Fast X, Daniela Melchior’s Isabel also felt like she was included mostly to set up this future spinoff. Melchior is one of the more promising young actors to pop up this decade, and her work in The Suicide Squad proves she is more than ready to have a large part in a team-up action movie.

5 Gal Gadot’s Place In The Fast Spinoff As Gisele Is Likely
Fast X confirmed Gisele is still alive

Gal Gadot made her return to Fast and Furious in the final moments of Fast X’s ending, which confirmed that Gisele is alive after Fast & Furious 6. The character’s return had been speculated for a long time, and audiences should see much more of her now that her fate is confirmed. A Fast & Furious female spinoff can answer lingering questions about Gisele’s life, such as how she survived falling from a plane or what she’s been doing for the last several years. The movie can also finally give Gisele a prominent role in the franchise once again.

4 Charlize Theron’s Cipher Could Play Both Sides In The Spinoff
The franchise’s villain is not to be trusted

In both The Fate of the Furious and F9: The Fast Saga, Charlize Theron’s Cipher served as the franchise’s primary antagonist. While Fast X puts her allegiance into question, she is still one of the best villains in all of Fast and Furious and would make an excellent baddie for the all-women team to go up against. While Cipher could be a reluctant ally to the team, Theron is just much more fun hamming it up as the bad guy, and the film could serve as a fitting conclusion to her movie-spanning scheme.

3 Eva Mendes Can Return As Monica Fuentes At Long Last
She hasn’t been seen since Fast Five
Monica Fuentes pointing a rifle in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

The Fast & Furious female spinoff would also be a great opportunity to finally bring back Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Following her debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious, she returned briefly in Fast Five’s post-credits scene. Eva Mendes has since mostly retired from acting, leaving audiences without a chance to see Monica’s story continue. A Fast X Easter egg did provide a reminder of her presence in the franchise. This could be to help set up her appearance in Fast 11, but a return alongside the franchise’s biggest female characters would be more fitting.

2 Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Needs To Crossover With The Main Franchise
She’s from the franchise’s only current spinoff
Vanessa Kirby in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

Only appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie is the third sibling in the Shaw family and one of the most dangerous women in the Fast universe. She was a scene-stealing presence in the previous Fast & Furious spinoff movie that left audiences wanting more. It would be great to see Kirby return for an even bigger role in the franchise spinoff, allowing her to interact with some of the other prominent characters along the way.

1 Helen Mirren’s Queenie Should Be The Female Ensemble’s Mentor
She’s become a frequent face
Dom Toretto and Queenie Shaw in Fast and Furious

With her appearances in the past four movies, including Hobbs & Shaw, Helen Mirren has become a surprising mainstay of the Fast & Furious franchise. Her role as British gangster Queenie is such a fun role for the Dame, and her time in the universe should continue especially in the all-female spinoff. Mirren’s roles in the movies have mostly been one-scene cameos, so this film could be a great space to expand the character and give her a chance to interact with more actors than just Vin Diesel.

Fast X Poster Fast X Release Date: 2023-05-19 Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Momoa Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 141 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Justin Lin, Dan Mazeau, Gary Scott Thompson Budget: $340 Million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8, F9: The Fast Saga1 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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