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The Fast and the Furious left several deleted scenes on the cutting room floor that would have completely changed the movie. Despite being a relatively unassuming action movie on the surface, The Fast and the Furious had all the makings of a bona fide pop culture institution, and it was a smash hit upon its release. Kicking off the Fast & Furious franchise, the first movie captured the gritty energy of street racing while also weaving in a compelling story of a cop torn between duty and friendship. Though the series would go far beyond its humble beginnings, The Fast and the Furious got things off on the right foot.

Reminiscent of classic exploitation films of decades gone by, The Fast and the Furious captured the zeitgeist of the Y2K era and made stars out of actors Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez. Though the early Fast & Furious movies have many ridiculous moments, the power of the first film is that it’s somewhat grounded in reality. That relative plausibility can be seen throughout The Fast and the Furious and even in its deleted scenes, though the latter would have still made it a different movie had they not been cut.

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Mia & Brian Talk About Dom
MIa flirts with Brian in The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Though the Fast & Furious sequels would become bloated action epics, the original is subdued. The first cut scene from the movie features Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Brian (Paul Walker) talking about her potential career in medicine as they leave the Toretto house. The scene offers insight into Mia’s character, which is sorely missed in the theatrical cut. She is revealed to be a huge part of Dominic Toretto’s family, but it also shows that she is somewhat stifled by him. Considering the fact that the scene is so short, its inclusion would have helped flesh out the characters without adding too much extra time.

Dom Talks About Johnny Tran
Dom mimes gunfire in Fast and Furious

The iconic house party scene toward the beginning of The Fast and the Furious introduces the family-first vibe that would permeate the franchise, and one deleted scene also allows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to show more of who he is as a character. In the tidbit, Dom talks to his crew about his recent interaction with Johnny Tran (Rick Yune). While the scene is ultimately useless since it involves information the audience already knows, it does show a much more animated Dom. Its exclusion from the movie makes sense, and Diesel’s performance in the scene doesn’t match his stoic approach found in the final cut.

Sgt. Tanner Talks To Brian
Tanner talks to Brian in Fast and Furious

Every Fast & Furious movie has its upsides, and the original installment is helped along by a powerful supporting cast including veteran actors like Ted Levine as Sgt. Tanner. In a brief scene that didn’t make the final cut, Tanner talks to Brian and laments to the young officer about how hard it is to be a cop. The scene is incredibly brief, and its exclusion was an intelligent choice since it broaches on becoming political, something that the Fast & Furious franchise never has. The Fast and the Furious isn’t about Tanner or his political opinions, and the scene would’ve been distracting had it been left in.

Brian Talks To Jesse
Brian talks to Jesse in a deleted scene from Fast and Furious

Deleted scenes often give more insight into characters, but others simply connect moments in the plot, often unnecessarily. Jesse (Chad Lindberg), a Fast & Furious character who only appeared once in the franchise, is the center of a deleted scene in which Brian arrives at the shop to find that he has been up all night working on a car. Nothing is gained in the brief moment, and it doesn’t really offer much on Jesse that was worth including. Other scenes establish that he is prone to overworking himself, and his obsession with mechanic work doesn’t need to be reiterated.

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The First Time They Drove
Men sit on a dissembled car from Fast and Furious

Family and cars are always the two things at the heart of the Fast & Furious franchise, and one deleted scene combines the two. In the scene, Dom talks to Vince (Matt Schulze), Jesse, and Brian about the first time he drove a car, and the other men contribute their own personal stories. The information given in this deleted scene matches up with Dominic Toretto’s full backstory as explained in later installments, and the scene would have been useful in fleshing out his character if it could have been worked in. However, like other deleted scenes, Vin Diesel’s performance here doesn’t really match, as he’s much more bubbly than usual.

Hector Talks To Brian
Hector talks to Brian in Fast and Furious

Scenes that cover the same information are often used to give an editor options when it comes to cutting the movie, and that usually results in a bevy of useless deleted scenes. This scene sees Hector (Noel Gugliemi) talk to Brian as he is working at the parts store, and they briefly discuss Johnny Tran. Nothing new is introduced in the scene; it’s simply a rehash of details that are covered in an earlier moment. Its exclusion from The Fast and the Furious was completely necessary, as it would have been redundant to leave it in.

No Cops At The Toretto House
Dom asks about Vince's mother in Fast and Furious

One of the bravest members of Dom Toretto’s family in the Fast & Furious franchise, Vince had several key moments left on the cutting room floor. One deleted scene sees the Toretto family having a cookout, and Dom asks Vince about his ailing mother. Brian then explains how happy he is to be there, and Vince eyes him suspiciously. The theatrical cut adequately makes it obvious that Vince doesn’t like Brian, but this deleted scene would’ve made it clear that the former suspected the latter of being a cop. Including the scene would’ve made the ending better and given the audience more to root for when Brian eventually saves Vince.

Brian & Mia At The Beach
Mia and Brian kiss on the beach in Fast and Furious

Several deleted scenes involve Brian and Mia’s relationship, and some are more useful to the plot than others. In this scene, Brian and Mia arrive at a deserted beach at night and begin to kiss while sitting on the hood of the car. Though Fast & Furious became all about Dominic Toretto in future installments, the original put a lot of emphasis on Brian and his relationship with Mia. Despite that, this sultry scene of the two making out doesn’t serve the plot in any way. It only reemphasizes that they’re an item, which was already well-established.

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A Guy With A Ferrari
Dom and Brian look on in Fast and Furious

The friendship between Brian and Dom blossoms over the course of The Fast and the Furious, but some small moments were cut that would’ve added a lot to the pairing. One deleted scene sees Brian and Dom at a stoplight where the former asks the man in the car next to them what he’s driving. The man answers rudely, and Dom tells Brian to “smoke him.” The actual race with the Ferrari made it into the movie, but this lead-up would have made it more interesting. Every street race in Fast & Furious adds excitement, and the chance for humor could have made the movie even better.

At Race Wars
Johnny Tran looks angry in Fast and Furious

Acting essentially as the pre-climax for the movie, the Race Wars sequence has a deleted scene that tied into an earlier trimmed moment. The scene sees Johnny Tran lying on the ground after being punched, which then cuts to Vince warning Dom about his suspicions regarding a cop in their crew. Having cut the cookout scene from earlier, Vince’s suspicions wouldn’t have made as much sense. The Fast and the Furious doesn’t suffer from not having this brief moment at Race Wars, but the two deleted scenes combined would have made Vince a more interesting character.

More Than Furious (Alternate Ending)
Brian looks on in the alternate ending to Fast and Furious

Though many of the deleted scenes are inconsequential at best, The Fast and the Furious’ alternate ending would have been a major shift in the series. The scene sees Brian arrive at the Toretto house following Dom’s escape, where he explains to Mia that he quit the force and asks for another chance. If the filmmakers had stuck with the alternate ending, it would’ve made 2 Fast 2 Furious completely different and changed the entire course of Brian and Mia’s relationship in the Fast & Furious movies. The decision to go with another ending was best, as it allowed for more leeway when it came to telling future stories.

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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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