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26 Fast X Easter Eggs & Franchise References

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Fast X!With over 20 years of franchise history, there are plenty of Fast X Easter eggs and references to past movies and characters. The latest entry in the Fast & Furious franchise is very much connected to the mythology that the nearly dozen movies that came before it helped establish. The importance of past films for Fast X’s story became crystal clear upon the reveal that it was using Fast Five flashbacks to explain Dante’s motivation for hunting down Dominic Toretto and his team.

This is just the beginning of how the Fast Saga connects decades of stories together with the tenth installment of the main series. By the time Fast X’s post-credits scene completes, the movie manages to include Easter eggs and references to every prior entry in some fashion. These hidden details include everything from character cameos to references to past events and more. Here is a complete breakdown of Fast X’s Easter eggs.

26 Hernan Reyes Returns

Hernan Reyes in Fast Five

Fast X begins with Hernan Reyes returning for new footage that takes place during Fast Five. Joaquim de Almeida returns to reprise his role as Fast Five’s villain to share scenes with his son Dante, played by Jason Momoa. He is seen throughout the film at various times using old footage from his only other appearance, but Hernan Reyes is one of a few cameos from familiar characters.

25 Brian’s Empty Seat Honors Paul Walker

Fast X Family Barbecue

Fast X continues a touching tribute for Paul Walker at the Toretto family barbecue by leaving a seat open for Brian. The movie does feature Paul Walker with old Fast Five footage for the flashbacks, but Brian O’Connor is otherwise not seen and barely mentioned. The open seat at the family barbecue is a great example of how the franchise is not attempting to replace him. It also builds on F9’s ending, which also had an empty seat at the table as Brian’s car pulled up.

24 Los Bandoleros

Fast X Han

Fast X’s Easter eggs include a reference to the franchise’s second short film, Los Bandoleros. It is a prequel to the fourth film and shows Dom working with Han and Rico Santos to break Tego Leo out of prison. The short film is referenced when Dom concludes a conversation with Han by saying “Los Bandoleros for life.”

23 See You Again

A digital recreation of Paul Walker driving a car in Furious 7.

A familiar tune also can be heard in the movie, as the instrumental version of “See You Again” plays after Dom looks at pictures of Brian, his father, and other important people in his life. The song by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was created for Furious 7 as the tribute song for Paul Walker. It has only ever played before in the franchise as part of Brian’s sendoff, making the inclusion in Fast X more notable.

22 Letty’s “Death”

Dom also makes a reference to Letty’s “death” that occurred in the fourth Fast & Furious. He talks to Letty about his fears in the movie and mentions that he is scared of losing a son, as well as losing his wife again. This Fast X line references how it was thought that Letty died after her and Dom’s secret wedding. Even though she is back now and has her full memories again, losing his family is still Dom’s biggest fear.

21 Little Nobody Returns

Scott Eastwood in The Fate of the Furious pic

Audiences are also treated to more of Little Nobody in Fast X, as Scott Eastwood returns for a small role. He is only featured during the first act of the film and comes to take Cipher to the Agency’s black site prison before joining Dom on the mission to Rome. It marks the first time that Little Nobody has appeared in the franchise since his debut in The Fate of the Furious.
Related: THAT Fast X Character Return Explained: How It Happened & What It Means

20 What Happened To Mr. Nobody After F9

Composite image of Dom and Mr. Nobody in Fast and Furious

Mr. Nobody’s fate in the Fast & Furious franchise has been a mystery since the beginning of F9, which revealed that Jakob attacked his plane. Since he was not kidnapped by Jakob and his body was not in the wreckage, questions have remained about what happened to him. Fast X makes various references to the character throughout the film, making it appear that he is no longer with the Agency and is either missing or in hiding. All signs point to Mr. Nobody being alive now.

Lykan HyperSport jumping in Abu Dhabi in Furious 7

Fast X references every previous Fast & Furious movie thanks to Aimes and the Agency. The organization’s new leader is shown watching footage from Dom’s team’s past adventures, allowing the film to recap the Fast & Furious movies’ 20-year history in a few minutes. This allows Fast X to briefly show everything from The Fast and the Furious’ races, Furious 7’s Abu Dhabi jump, and more.

18 God’s Eye

God’s Eye continues to play a major role in the Fast & Furious franchise, as the technology Ramsey invented changes hands throughout the film. The Agency has the program at the beginning, but Tess steals a piece of it to find Dom. It ultimately ends up in Dante’s possession, threatening the safety of everyone. God’s Eye debuted in Furious 7 but has now played some role in every film since then.

17 “It Doesn’t Matter If You Win By An Inch Or A Mile”

Fast X Dominic Toretto Brian

One of the best Fast X Easter eggs comes through Little Brian repeating one of Dom’s most iconic phrases. After beating Mia in a Hot Wheels video game, he says, “It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile.” This leads to Mia jokingly wondering where she has heard that before. It should sound familiar to her and audiences as Dom said it in the original The Fast and the Furious after beating Brian in their first race.

16 Tess Prefers Belgium Ale Just Like Her Dad

Brie Larson as Tess in Fast X.

Tess’ debut as Mr. Nobody’s daughter proves that she is like her father in more ways than being part of the secret intelligence world. She offers Dom a glass of Belgium ale once they meet, which is a direct Fast X reference to Mr. Nobody’s first appearance in Furious 7. He repeatedly talks about his love of Belgium ale and tries to convince Dom to ditch his Coronas for a sip. Tess is proof this love of Belgium beer has been passed down through the family.

15 Jakob’s Car Is From F9’s Flashbacks


Jakob’s main car is another Fast X Easter egg. He initially drives Little Brian across the country in a 1992 blue Ford Mustang. If it seems familiar to viewers, that is probably because it is the same car that Jakob drove in F9’s flashback scenes. This means it is the car that Jakob was driving when he lost to Dom, forcing him to run away from home.
Related: Fast X’s 10 Biggest Retcons & Fast & Furious Character Changes

14 The Story Behind Letty’s Scar

Letty holding a steering wheel in Fast and the Furious 6

The origin of Letty’s scars are once again detailed in Fast X as Tess tells her about the one on her wrist to gain her trust. Tess recounts the familiar story that Letty’s wrist scar came from the night she and Dom first met and he tried to impress her. This is the same story that Dom tells Letty in Fast & Furious 6 to try and prove that he knows everything about her past.

13 Fast Five’s Diogo Returns

Fast X Diogo Return

Fast X brings back another familiar character by having Diogo return during the Brazil scenes. Luis Da Silva Jr. originally joined the franchise in Fast Five, which marks his only other appearance before. While Diogo proves to be an ally to Dom against Dante, it was all part of the latter’s plan. This leads to Diogo being one of Fast X’s deaths.

12 Isabel Is Elena’s Secret Sister

Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves in Fast & Furious

Fast X delivers another family twist by revealing that Daniela Melchior’s Isabel is actually Elena Neves’ sister. The franchise had not previously teased that Elena had a younger sister, as Fast Five only explained that Elena’s husband’s death was connected to Hernan Reyes. Isabel and Elena being sisters allows Dom’s family to now include his son’s aunt.

11 Dom Reflects On His & Brian’s Unlikely Friendship

Dom and Brian look on in The Fast and the Furious

There is also a brief moment where Fast X references the unlikely friendship between Dom and Brian. Isabel talks about how she and Elena were very different and did not always have a close relationship because of their differences. However, Dom makes a parallel between them and him and Brian by reminiscing about how a cop and a street racer could become like brothers.

10 Fast X Mentions Time Travel After Popular Theories

A bald man in a black muscle t-shirt stands in front of a classic car.

Time travel does not happen in Fast X despite the popular theories, but the movie does reference it in a way. When Tej, Roman, Ramsey, and Han go to visit an old friend of Ramsey’s played by Pete Davidson, Tej says “Did we just time travel?” in response to how old the place looks. It is possible this is the franchise’s way of joking about those theories or a subtle piece of setup for Fast & Furious 11 to include time travel.

9 Little Brian Is Scared Of Planes After Fate of the Furious

Vin diesel Fate of the furious elena doms baby

After Little Brian and Jakob make it on a plane, Dom’s son is noticeably uncomfortable and admits that he is scared of planes, but not because of the height. While Fast X does not explain why this is the case, it is likely a reference to The Fate of the Furious. Little Brian spent time in Cipher’s plane as a baby and could be scared of them because he associates them with his mother’s death or Deckard saving him.

8 Paul Walker’s Daughter Meadow Cameos In Fast X

Meadow Walker and Vin Diesel

A quick Fast X cameo comes in the form of Paul Walker’s daughter appearing in the movie. Meadow Rain Walker appears in Fast X as the flight attendant who gives Jakob alcohol and the key to get into the cargo compartment of the plane. The cameo from Paul Walker’s daughter allows the actor’s real-life family to still be part of the popular franchise.

7 F9’s Post-Credits Scene Becomes Part Of Fast X

Deckard Shaw answering the door to Han in Fast X

Fast X pays off F9’s post-credits scene by having Han and Deckard reunite, but it also goes a step further. Instead of using the F9 tease to explain that Deckard was with Han from the start of the movie or that they already patched things up, Fast X makes the scene take place during the new movie. This allows the confrontation to play out in full and even show what happens to the guy Deckard stuffed in a boxing bag.
Related: Fast 11: Release Date, Cast, Story & Everything We Know About The Fast & Furious Movie

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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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