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How Old Letty Is In Every Fast & Furious Movie

Letty Ortiz, played by Michelle Rodriguez, has been an iconic character in the Fast & Furious franchise, with her own individuality in a hypermasculine world.
Letty’s age throughout the franchise has ranged from 18 to 38, with her character maturing over the years.
Letty has had a complex journey, including death, amnesia, and changing allegiances, but she has ultimately remained a loyal and strong member of Dom’s crew.

Crossing paths with Dominic Toretto from a young age, street racer and mechanic Letty Ortiz has been one of the most iconic characters of the Fast & Furious franchise. Though Michelle Rodriguez had already broken out in the early 2000s with the sports drama Girlfight, she established herself as an action star starting out with 2001’s The Fast & the Furious. Introduced as a proficient member of Dom’s crew and his constant love interest, Rodriguez gave Letty her own individuality in an otherwise hypermasculine franchise. She went on to co-star in other action franchises like Resident Evil and Avatar but her involvement with Fast & Furious has been the longest.
Matters grew even more serious with Letty’s death and subsequent surprise return following the events of the fourth movie in the franchise. While many more Fast & Furious characters have undergone similar deaths and resurrections in the other movies, Letty’s presence has matured over the decades. Not only is she a proficient member of Dom’s crew, but she also serves as an adoptive mother to his son, Brian Marcos. Rodriguez was 23 years old when she acted in the first Fast & Furious movie. She continued throughout the blockbuster franchise in her 40s, making Letty a prominent icon in the modern-day action genre.
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Letty Is 18 Years Old In The Fast & The Furious

Letty looks sideways while sitting inside a car in The Fast and the Furious

While Rodriguez was aged 23, she played an 18-year-old Letty in The Fast and the Furious. The franchise’s official Wikia profile on Letty states that she was born on September 7, 1983. This makes her 18 in The Fast and the Furious considering it’s set in 2001. Dominic’s sister, Mia, tells protagonist Brian O’Conner that Letty grew up in the same L.A. neighborhood as them. Like the Toretto siblings, Letty garnered an interest in fast cars very young, from the age of 10. In fact, it was Dom’s passion for racing that drew her attention toward him. And when she turned 16, Dom himself began developing romantic feelings for her.
In The Fast and the Furious, Letty has established herself as a street racer and career criminal despite still being in her late teens. Even in early adolescence, Letty is revealed to have had enthralling adventures of her own. For instance, 15-year-old Letty engaged in a drag race against Dom with both of their cars crashing against each other. Later, at undisclosed age in her teenage years, she was involved in an escape attempt with Mia, driving her car through a retaining wall. So, it seems unsurprising that when she was 18, Letty had already mastered her skills in illegal streetcar races and Dom’s carjacking schemes.

Letty Is 25 Years Old In Fast & Furious

Letty and the crew hijack a fuel tanker in Fast and Furious (2009)

The complete Fast & Furious timeline can be quite confusing as the fourth movie from 2009 is chronologically the third. With most of its events concluding in May of the same year, Letty’s age can be determined to be 25 years old as she was yet to celebrate her birthday in September. Having left the crew to evade arrest in the first movie, Letty returned in Fast & Furious. Not only did she rejoin Dom’s team and marry him, but she also worked undercover for the FBI to track down drug lord Arturo Braga. Unfortunately, her tenure was cut short when Braga’s henchman Fenix Calderon attempted to assassinate her.

Letty Is 30 Years Old In Fast & Furious 6

Letty holding a steering wheel in Fast and the Furious 6

Even though she was presumed to be dead in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 confirmed that Letty had crawled out of her burning car when Fenix tried to kill her. By the time the sixth movie’s events unravel in 2013, Letty’s age can be deduced to be 30. Even though she survived the explosion, Letty underwent retrograde amnesia after the accident. This prompted her to join the antagonistic mercenary Owen Shaw’s team, going against her former lover Dom and other ex-crewmates Brian and Mia. Even though she didn’t regain her memory in Fast & Furious 6, she eventually had a change of heart and sided with Dom yet again.
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Letty Is 31 Years Old In Furious 7

Letty picks a fight in Fast & Furious 7

The period from 2009 to 2013 was significant in Letty’s timeline in the Fast & Furious movies as this was the phase during which she had amnesia. By the time Furious 7 took place in 2014 (despite being released in 2015), she still continued to fight global terrorists alongside Dom even though she couldn’t regain her memories. However, before the final act, Letty investigated the time when she was hospitalized after her 2009 accident. This brought her to the conclusion that she had checked in under the name Toretto, bringing back her memories. Considering that Furious 7 was set only a year after its predecessor, Letty is 31 years old.

Letty Is 34 Years Old In The Fate Of The Furious

Letty Screams in Fate of the Furious

Three years after regaining her lost memory, 34-year-old Letty seemed to be finally settling down in life. Embarking on a romantic getaway with Dom in Cuba, the duo had reignited the sparks of their relationship until cyber-terrorist Cipher blackmailed Dom. Turning him against Letty and the rest of his crew, Cipher held Dom’s son Brian and former lover Elena captive to keep him under her hold. While the team is obviously shocked at Dom’s sudden betrayal, Letty still believes in him and gives her very best in freeing him from Cipher’s clutches. Meanwhile, Michelle Rodriguez had turned 38 in real life when The Fate of the Furious was released.
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Letty Is 36 Years Old In F9

Michelle Rodriguez looking sideways as Letty in F9.

F9: The Fast Saga delved deeper into Dominic Toretto’s backstory, revealing the existence of his younger brother, Jakob. When Jakob joined forces with Cipher to exact revenge on his elder sibling, two years had transpired since the events of The Fate of the Furious. Letty, aged 36 around this time, was leading a content life on a farm with Dom and stepson Brian before Jakob wreaked havoc. But like many of Dom and Letty’s previous enemies, Jakob also eventually joined the heroes of the franchise. Once again taking Cipher down for good, Letty led a tranquil existence with Dom in their rebuilt L.A. house.

Letty Is 38 Years Old In Fast X

Letty riding a motorcycle in Fast X

Much like the gap between The Fate of the Furious and F9, Fast X is also set two years after the events of the Fast Saga’s previous chapter. This makes Letty 38 years old as she is reintroduced as straying away from her life of crime and racing, settling down with Dom and young Brian. But as sociopath terrorist Dante Reyes devises a complicated plan to take down everyone close to Dom, Letty gets back in action to the point where she becomes an international fugitive on the run. While Letty is depicted as a 38-year-old in the tenth Fast & Furious movie, Michelle Rodriguez was 44 during its release.

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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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