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12 Events & Characters To Know Before Fast X

The Fast Saga has featured plenty of events and characters that will be important for viewers to know before Fast X. The tenth entry in the main Fast & Furious franchise once again revolves around Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and the family he has assembled over the last 20 years. Fast & Furious 10 brings back core characters from across the franchise’s decades-long narrative, with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Tej (Ludacris), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), and Han (Sung Kang) among the longest-tenured members. They become entangled in a war with Dante (Jason Momoa), the franchise’s new villain who is directly connected to Fast Five’s villain Reyes.

With more than two decades of movies connecting the franchise together, it is easy to forget about various events that have transpired and the roles that individual characters have played. Fast X is focused on two different main storylines it seems. One follows Dom and Letty as they attempt to protect their son Brian Toretto from the dangers of Dante, while the other seems to follow Han and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) reuniting with other franchise veterans for a mysterious purpose. There is a lot of history between the various characters from the Fast Saga worth revisiting as part of a Fast & Furious 10 recap of the franchise.

12 Dom’s Crew Steals From Reyes (& Hobbs Kills Him)

Vin Diesel in Fast X juxtaposed with Hernan Reyes in Fast Five.

For the purposes of Fast X, Dom and his crew stealing from Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) has ramifications they did not see coming. A simple car heist gone wrong leads Dom, Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker), and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) into a war with the Brazilian drug lord, resulting in them stealing $100 million by dragging his safe through the streets of Brazil. Dom’s crew stealing from Reyes leads to a huge car chase and ends with Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) killing Reyes. The combination of these events is how Dante makes it his mission to exact revenge, as he is related to Reyes and part of his team.

11 Han Faked His Death Caused By Deckard Shaw With Mr. Nobody’s Help

Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift Han Car Crash

While the franchise originally killed Han in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the timeline was altered so Han could come back in the fifth and sixth entries. This led to the revelation in Fast & Furious 6’s post-credits scene that Deckard Shaw killed Han as a way to get revenge on Dom and his crew for their role in nearly killing his brother Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). F9 surprisingly continued Han’s story by revealing he and Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) faked his death without giving too many details about how he actually escaped the near-fatal encounter with Deckard, but Fast X could have some answers.

10 Ramsey Joins Dom’s Team After Creating God’s Eye

F9 Ramsey poses in front of a car

Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) became an integral part of Dom’s team starting in Furious 7. As the creator of God’s Eye (a piece of technology capable of accessing any camera in the world), Ramsey brings a technology specialist to the franchise at the perfect time. The Fast & Furious movies have continued to focus on more technological weapons since her introduction, such as a powerful EMP device and Project Ares. This has helped give Ramsey a major role to play in the group, even though she did not learn how to drive until F9​​​​​​. Ramsey should remain a key character in Fast & Furious 10.

9 Letty Regains Her Memories After Presumed Death

Dom and Letty in the Fast and Furious franchise

Letty has one of the wildest stories in the entire Fast & Furious franchise. She seemingly died in the fourth film, only for Fast Five’s post-credits to reveal that she was still alive. Letty then operated as a villain in Fast & Furious 6 due to not having any memories of her life before her accident. Furious 7 saw Letty still struggle with her memories and knowing details about her past life before confirming that it all came rushing back to her. This has allowed the Fast & Furious franchise to fully explore her and Dom’s romance, which will once again be a major storyline for Fast X.

8 Brian Retires To Be With His Family, But Mia Still Returns

Mia sits on Brian’s lap in Fast and Furious

The presence of the O’Connor family has changed significantly in the movies leading up to Fast X. It started with Furious 7 giving Brian a perfect send-off after Paul Walker’s death that allowed the character to retire from saving the world and prioritize spending time with his family. The Fast & Furious movies have continued to allude to Brian’s presence in the world, but he has not returned. The same is not true for his wife Mia, as she returned in F9 after a single film absence. Fast X once again sees Mia return to the action, although Brian is not expected to be seen – except for in flashbacks.

7 Dom Becomes A Father After Relationship With Elena

Vin diesel Fate of the furious elena doms baby

A major development in Dom’s life came during The Fate of the Furious, as it was revealed that he was a father. His romantic relationship with Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) that occurred between Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 led to her getting pregnant with his child. She had the baby in secret, finding out about the pregnancy at the same time Letty resurfaced. Following Elena’s death at Cipher’s hand, Dom took full responsibility for raising his son, Brian, with Letty. The Fast X marketing has shown Little B to be in danger repeatedly, so this relationship is a good one to know about.

6 Deckard (& Owen) Get Redeemed Thanks To Dom

The Team Lines Up With Deckard Shaw in Fate of the Furious

Deckard Shaw entered the Fast & Furious franchise as a villain, but he was fully redeemed through the events of The Fate of the Furious. The movie saw Deckard join forces with Dom’s team to track him down, only for Dom to use him and Owen as part of his plan to take down Cipher. The story allowed Dom to forgive Deckard and welcome him into his family. The franchise has attempted to alleviate any lingering concerns about his heroic turn by revealing Shaw did not kill Han after all. Fast & Furious 10 will bring them back together and build on F9’s post-credits scene to really explore their dynamic.

5 Hobbs Leaves Dom’s Team For His Solo Spinoff Movie

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham pointing at each other in Hobbs and Shaw

Hobbs’ days of being part of the main Fast Saga story ended with The Fate of the Furious, as Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s feud led to the character going on a new journey. This included attempting to stop a pandemic-level threat in his spinoff movie, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which reunited Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. The adventure included Hobbs going to war with Eteon and the organization’s mysterious director who has a past with Hobbs while fighting the cybernetically-enhanced super soldier Brixton (Idris Elba). Hobbs & Shaw is the last time Johnson appeared in a Fast & Furious movie.

4 Cipher Was Secretly The Villain Of The Last 4 Fast & Furious Movies

Charlize Theron in character as Cipher in F9 giving a withering look

Charlize Theron’s Cipher returns in Fast X for a possible heroic turn herself after secretly being the villain of the last four main Fast Saga movies. Although she did not make her debut until The Fate of the Furious, the movie revealed that she hired Owen in Fast & Furious 6. This came after Deckard rejected her offer, but Cipher’s role in Owen’s near-death experience made her connected to Deckard’s villainous turn in Furious 7. She later even convinced Jakob’s team to betray him and work for her in F9. This has helped make Cipher the Fast & Furious franchise’s ultimate villain in a way, even if that changes now.

3 Dom’s Secret Brother Jakob Allowed Fast & Furious To Expand The Toretto Family

Dom and Jakob having a stand-off in F9.

F9 is also responsible for introducing Jakob Toretto (John Cena) as Dom’s secret younger brother and expanding the Toretto family tree. Jakob was partially responsible for their father’s death many years ago as he tried to help him throw a race, and the trick backfired. Adding Jakob to the Fast & Furious history did create plenty of plot holes and retcons, but his place as a villain to Dom and his team will not last. He’s back for Fast & Furious 10 and looks to be a full ally for Dom in the next Fast Saga movie’s events.

2 Tej & Roman Went To Space

Fast and Furious 9 Tej and Roman in space car

The Fast & Furious franchise is also fresh off sending Tej and Roman to space in F9 as part of the series’ most unbelievable moment yet. After years of continuing to raise the stakes with wilder ideas for action scenes, the jokes about the franchise going to space finally became a reality. The Fast Saga event holds a very important place in the franchise as a result, as it signals that nothing is off the table for Fast X. This could include anything from time travel to confirming Roman’s theory that he is invincible.

1 Mr. Nobody Possibly Died Before His Daughter’s Fast X Debut

Fast X Brie larson brian mr nobody

Another detail worth revisiting in this Fast & Furious 10 recap is the potential that Mr. Nobody died in F9. His fate was not directly confirmed either way during the film’s opening sequences, but the ambiguity could end with Fast X. The movie introduces Mr. Nobody’s daughter Tess, played by Brie Larson. Considering how important Mr. Nobody was to Dom and his team in the past and how much his death would seemingly impact Tess, there is a strong chance that Fast X brings some clarity to his situation.
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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

Related 10 Most Exciting Things To Expect From Fast 11 Fast & Furious 11 will pull all the strings to become bigger than the previous installments, and here is why the film is worth being excited about.

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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