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10 Ways Fast X Sets Up Fast & Furious 11 & The Franchise’s Ending

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Fast X. As the beginning of the culmination of The Fast Saga, Fast X sets up not only what’s to come next between Dominic Toretto’s match-up with Dante, but also the franchise’s ultimate end. Originally supposed to be directed by F9 helmer, Justin Lin, director Louis Leterrier stepped in to spearhead the project. Debuting in 2001 with Rob Cohen’s The Fast and the Furious, it has successfully transitioned from being a street racing-centered series to an action-adventure fare. After F9, The Fast Saga now enters its final stretch, with only a few installments before officially wraps up. What lies ahead, however, has been effectively set up by the events of Fast X.

Throughout its production, star and producer, Vin Diesel has promised nothing but a fun and action-packed new Fast and Furious installment. Aside from the regular members of the Toretto “La Familia,” Fast X also brings in a string of new characters, led by Jason Momoa’s villain, Dante. Unlike his predecessors, Dante is silly and even childish in his evilness, which makes for an interesting match-up between him and the usually stoic, Dom. Fast X ends on a massive cliffhanger, but aside from setting up what comes next for the ongoing conflict, it also lays the groundwork for The Fast Saga’s ending, as well as some of its reported spin-offs.

10 Fast X Sets Up A Much Bigger Showdown Between Dominic & Dante

Dom in Fast X

At the end of Fast X, all members of the “La Familia” are on the cusp of tragedy or breakthrough. Following the revelation that Mr. Nobody’s Agency successor, Aimes has been secretly working with Dante, Dom and his son, Little B find themselves cornered. While they are able to escape the bridge before being smashed in between two trucks, Dante declares that it’s time to end the fight, starting the bomb timer that could kill Dom and his son. Despite that, it’s safe to say that they will eventually survive the ordeal, effectively setting the stage for a bigger and more intense final throwdown with Dante.

9 Fast X Sets Up Hobbs’ Reunion With Dominic & The La Familia

Fast X Dwayne Johnson Hobbs Return The Rock

After his much-publicized decision to skip the movie despite Diesel’s plea, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ultimately appears in the film. The Fast X post-credits scene shows him in his tactical gear, only to realize that it’s a set-up from Dante just to send a message that he’s being targeted next. While there’s no indication that Hobbs will be reaching out to the “La Familia” or that he’s even remotely aware of what’s happening to them, it’s likely that he will eventually team up with Dom and his group to take down their common enemy.

8 Fast X Sets Up Hobbs & Shaw 2

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the rain in Hobbs and Shaw

The return of Johnson to The Fast Saga has implications beyond the next few movies in the main films. His cameo also effectively lays the groundwork for Hobbs & Shaw 2. While Johnson’s involvement in Fast X had been kept under wraps, Deckard and Queenie Shaw’s weren’t. With the film revealing that Dante is also going after the Shaw matriarch, it’s the perfect opportunity for Universal to reunite Hobbs and Shaw for a sequel.

7 Fast X Sets Up The Female-Led Fast & Furious Spin-Off


Aside from the main The Fast Saga, Universal is planning to further take advantage of the franchise’s popularity by launching a few spin-offs. That includes a reported female-led movie, although specific details about the project are still being kept under wraps. Despite that, seeing Letty and Cipher’s begrudging team-up, which ends with the revelation that Giselle is alive in Fast X, could be the narrative opening for the currently in-development endeavor.
Related: THAT Fast X Character Return Explained: How It Happened & What It Means

6 Fast X Sets Up The Franchise’s Future W/ Dom’s Son

Dom driving a car with Little B in Fast X.

Ever since he was introduced in The Fast Saga, Dom’s son, Little B, has been consistently appearing in the franchise. Fast X dials up his role, however, as the film makes him not only a plot device but an active player in it. His scenes with Jakob are some of the best in the movie; they’re funny and down to Earth. More than that, Fast X makes it clear that Little B has the potential to follow in the footsteps of his father, both in terms of driving abilities and moral code. Someday, he could eventually take over the franchise.

5 Fast X Sets Up Dante To Be The Franchise’s Final Big Bad

Dante being held back with a gun in Fast X

Leterier opts to end Fast X in a massive cliffhanger, leaving the fates of Dom and his “La Familia” in question. It’s safe to assume that most, if not all of them survive and return in its direct sequel. Regardless, however, of who is left, Dom’s adversary remains the same — Dante and his followers. Depending on how Universal is planning the Fast & Furious 12, he could very well be The Fast Saga’s final trilogy main villain, which makes sense since Cipher is now somewhat of an ally.

4 Fast X Sets Up Mr. Nobody’s Return

Fast and Furious Mr. Nobody

Between the return of Little Nobody and the introduction of Brie Larson’s Tess, Fast X is heavily hinting at Mr. Nobody’s eventual return. Not much has been revealed about his whereabouts, and it seems like even the people closest to him are unaware of what he’s up to. Considering how much time is devoted to setting up this burgeoning mystery, it will probably play a role in what comes next for The Fast Saga.

3 Fast X Sets Up The Cipher’s Reported Spin-off Film

Cipher laying and laughing in Fast X-1

Cipher has been a recurring villain in The Fast Saga since The Fate of the Furious, but she changes her role in Fast X by becoming an ally. Granted that her decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” comes from necessity, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can ultimately redeem her. More than that, however, her mysterious ties to Giselle may be the narrative opening for her reportedly in-development spin-off.

2 Fast X Sets Up The Fast Saga’s True To Message Finale

Vin Diesel being held by Rita Morena's character in the Fast X trailer

Much has been said about The Fast Saga outgrowing its original premise, both for better and worse. The franchise has now made a name for itself by staging ridiculous car stunts, and it has become one of its biggest assets. However, Fast X makes it clear that at the end of the day, it is staying to the franchise’s core, which has always been family. Dom and his “La Familia” aren’t trying to save the world or doing another heist, they are simply trying to protect each other from Dante, whose motivations are also rooted in family ties.
Related: Fast 11: Release Date, Cast, Story & Everything We Know About The Fast & Furious Movie

1 Fast X Sets Up Dom’s Eventual Retirement

Dominic Toretto looking angry in Fast X while blended with his friends and family at a BBQ

The “La Familia” continues to be a tightly-knit group in Fast X. Despite being scattered throughout the film, they remain loyal to each other. That being said, running this operation doesn’t seem to be Dom’s priority anymore. That is effectively established in his early scenes with Little B and Letty. The fact that he is willing to stay behind while Roman, Tej, Ramsey, and Han deal with the supposed job in Rome is an indication that he may be ready to retire from his old life and focus on his family. Whether he gets to live that quiet retirement is an entirely different question, however.

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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.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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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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