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All Deleted Scenes In Chronological Order

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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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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Fast & Furious 9 Producers Fined $1M For On-Set Accident, $1.2M Lawsuit Pending

Fast & Furious 9 faces hefty legal outcomes as the producers are fined $1 million for an on-set accident in addition to a $1.2 million lawsuit.

Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel bracing before crash in F9


Fast & Furious 9 producers have been fined $1 million and face a lawsuit over a stunt accident that caused “life-changing” injuries to a stunt performer. Stunt performer Joe Watts suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury after a stunt mishap on the set of Fast & Furious 9. Investigation revealed that the producers neglected to address critical safety components, leading to the accident. Watts is seeking $1.2 million in personal damages.

The Fast & Furious 9 producers face a lawsuit and a hefty fine after a tragic stunt accident during filming in 2019. Directed by Justin Lin, F9: The Fast Saga was released in 2021, and was followed up by Fast X this year. Fast & Furious 9 was a relative box office success, taking home $726 million.

Two years after the film’s release, the Fast & Furious 9 producers are facing a lawsuit after an on-set accident. As per Variety, the producers were fined $1 million for “life-changing” injuries faced by stunt performer Joe Watts. Watts is also suing Warner Bros. $1.2 million in personal damages.

The Fast & Furious 9 Lawsuit Explained

Watts is an experienced stunt performer who has worked on other major action sets including Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. His life changed on the set of Fast & Furious 9 when a stunt mishap flung him 25 feet onto a concrete floor below. This wrongly-executed stunt left Watts with a fractured skull and a traumatic brain injury that has had lasting impacts on the performer.

After an investigation of this incident, it was determined that his stunt vest line had become detached. The incident was then brought up in a U.K. court when the U.K.’s Health and Safety executive claimed that FF9 Pictures had failed to address a critical component during the risk assessment: a “rope snap or link failure.” This failure involved neglecting to inspect Watts’s vest and extend the crash matting. Watts’ injuries were reportedly life-threatening, and District Judge Talwinder Buttar declared him “fortunate to be alive.”

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Watts has not been able to return to work as a stunt performer as a result of his injuries, thus having a vast impact on his career. This fact is noted in his $1.2 million against the production company, which is still pending. As Watts continues to face career losses after his tragic Fast & Furious 9 injury, the lawsuit will hopefully side in his favor as his case develops.

Source: Variety

F9 Poster F9: The Fast Saga Release Date: 2021-06-25 Director: Justin Lin Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 143 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello Budget: $200–225 million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast X, Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast Five, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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Every Planned Fast & Furious Movie That Didn’t Happen (& Why)


Vin Diesel was not the first choice for the role of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious. The studio initially wanted Timothy Olyphant, and there are significant differences between the original project and the final result. Vin Diesel did not return for 2 Fast 2 Furious, the only movie in the main saga without him or Paul Walker. However, a The Fast and the Furious sequel with Diesel could have happened. Vin Diesel was originally supposed to star in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but the studio wanted a high school setting instead. He made a cameo at the end of the film.

Fast & Furious has gone from a low-stakes, standalone movie to a full-on blockbuster franchise, but not every envisioned project has become a reality. The Fast Saga premiered in 2001 with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel as lead actors, and it ended up spreading over 11 movies, one spin-off, two different short films, and a television series as of 2023, with more to come. The Fast & Furious franchise, which grossed over $7 billion globally, was supposed to be even bigger, and some projects will never get to happen.

Initially, the Fast & Furious franchise started as a street racing series with a focus on the car culture, culminating with the 2009 film Fast & Furious. Starting Fast Five, the saga transitioned from car races to heists and espionage, a theme that continued for the rest of the series. Fast & Furious was supposed to end with Fast X, but since there are a few rumored and confirmed Fast & Furious movies in development, the saga will likely continue in some form. Interestingly, Fast & Furious’ history could have been a lot different had any of its canceled or reimagined projects happened in their original forms.

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8 The Original The Fast And The Furious
Vin Diesel Wasn’t The First Choice
Dominic Toretto crosses his arms in front of black smoke from Fast & Furious

Although no one could see any actor portraying Dominic Toretto other than Vin Diesel, he wasn’t the first choice for the part. The first film, based on the article “Racer X” by Ken Li, always had Paul Walker tied to it, as Waulker had worked with director Rob Cohen on 2000’s The Skulls. Gary Scott Thompson wrote the original script, and the action took place in New York. However, David Ayer and Erik Bergquist were brought to the project and changed most of it. When it comes to Dominic Toretto’s role, the studio initially wanted Timothy Olyphant. Luckily for Diesel, Olyphant had previously starred in a car-related film, Gone in 60 Seconds, and declined the role.

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Producer Neal H. Moritz suggested Vin Diesel after his role in the 2000’s Pitch Black. However, despite him not starring in lead roles yet, Diesel didn’t accept the deal right away, and most of the script had to be rewritten with his notes before he accepted. Jordana Brewster wasn’t the first choice, either, as Mia Toretto was originally written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Eliza Dushku. The Fast and the Furious could have been a very different film, but the final result is arguably the better version of the project.

7 Fast & Furious 2 With Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto
The Second Movie Gives Brian A New Partner
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto with Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibbons from 2 Fast 2 Furious

Vin Diesel didn’t return for 2 Fast 2 Furious, even though the first installment helped launch his career. Although he was reportedly offered $25 million to reprise his role, he didn’t sign on for the sequel, because he didn’t feel like the film needed one and didn’t like the script. 2 Fast 2 Furious went on to introduce Tyrese’s Roman Pearce and put Paul Walker’s Brian in the spotlight. However, had Diesel joined the sequel, it would surely have been massively different from what audiences got. Years later, Diesel confirmed that he would’ve done things differently and fought harder for revisions on the script, as he did with the first one.

6 Tokyo Drift With Toretto As The Main Character
Vin Diesel Only Had a Small Cameo
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and the Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift's Luke and Han

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the third installment in the Fast saga. However, it can be considered a standalone as it doesn’t feature any of the previous characters. It introduces Sung Kang as Han Lue, who would go on to reprise his role in 2009’s Fast & Furious. Vin Diesel reprised his role as Dominic Toretto in a very brief cameo at the end of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, though, but that only happened after making a unique deal with Universal Pictures: he wanted the rights to Riddick, the sci-fi action saga for which he wanted to develop a sequel.

Although he has a short cameo at the end of the film, Vin Diesel was originally supposed to star in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The movie’s screenwriter, Chris Morgan, told UPROXX. “Essentially it was Tokyo Drift, but it was with Vin, and his character kind of had to go out and learn drifting. And there was a murder he had to solve. … And they said, ‘Nah, can’t do that. We have to do high school.’” Luckily, they didn’t go for that idea, and the franchise lived on, with Diesel and the rest of the cast returning for the fourth one. Tokyo Drift would be “retconned back” into the franchise during Fast & Furious 6’s post-credits scene.

5 Vin Diesel’s Solo Dominic Toretto Movie
Fast & Furious Was Supposed To Be Dom’s Movie
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in Fast & Furious

Vin Diesel is the star of the Fast & Furious franchise, but he almost had his solo movie, too. Diesel’s career only evolved after The Fast And The Furious, and he made his way back to Dom Toretto with a cameo in 2006’s The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Diesel would fully return to the role and reunite with the original cast for 2009’s Fast & Furious. However, before the 2009 film reunited the original crew, it was supposed to be a solo Dominic Toretto movie. Considering how solid Fast & Furious (2009) was, and how it reignited the franchise, it’s good that a solo Toretto film didn’t happen during that time.

4 Hobbs & Shaw 2
The Sequel With Dwayne Johnson And Jason Statham Is Long In The Works

Hobbs & Shaw introduced the franchise’s antiheroes, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), giving them their spin-off film in 2019. The spin-off was a success, making $760 million at the box office with a $200 million budget. Naturally, Universal greenlit a sequel, but it never materialized. The movie was supposed to take the two action stars on more adventures, but it’s unlikely it will happen now.

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Hobbs & Shaw 2 has been in active development since November 2021, but there are not many details available. The latest updates indicate that the next Hobbs movie will not be a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw. Instead, it will be a Dwayne Johnson solo Fast & Furious film building up from Fast X’s ending. Despite his differences with Vin Diesel, The Rock reprised his role in Fast X in a post-credits scene, setting up his solo future in the franchise.

3 The Original Furious 7
Paul Walker’s Tragic Death Called For Many Changes

Furious 7 picks up after the events of Fast & Furious 6 and mixes with Tokyo Drift, with Lucas Black reprising his role as Sean Boswell. After appearing in the credits scene of Fast & Furious 6, Jason Statham has a bigger role in the movie. The film also marks Paul Walker’s last acting credit, as he passed away during filming. Universal put the movie on hold, and, although Furious 7 was almost canceled, the filmmakers were able to reshoot and rewrite the film. For the remaining scenes in the movie, Paul Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, acted as stand-ins for Brian’s scenes. Later, they used CGI to recreate Paul Walker’s face.

2 Fast X as the Series’ Ending
Fast X Was Supposed To Tie All Lose Ends
Cipher in Fast 9 and the poster for Furious X

The Fast saga had been hinting at “one last ride” for a while, although there is no certain end in sight. It was all supposed to end with Fast X, which would tie all loose ends. Later, the project evolved into a two-part finale. Justin Lin was supposed to direct both films but exited Fast X due to creative differences. With Dwayne Johnson’s new Fast & Furious spinoff in development, it’s clear that Fast X is no longer really the end of the franchise. It also remains to be seen whether Fast & Furious 12 will happen as, despite what Vin Diesel has hinted at, a new film in the main saga after Fast X, Part 2 has yet to be confirmed.

1 All-Female Fast & Furious Spin-Off
A Project Long In The Works
Gisele, Cipher, and Letty in Fast & Furious

In 2019, Vin Diesel teased an all-female spin-off for the Fast & Furious franchise. Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet were tied to the project for the script, and the timeline suggested it would come out after Fast 9. That hasn’t happened yet, but the project isn’t canceled, so it might happen eventually. Still, there’s no certainty about it. It’s unclear which Fast & Furious characters would be part of the movie, but Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Tess (Brie Larson), Gisele (Gal Gadot), and Cipher (Charlize Theron) would likely be part of it.

Sources: UPROXX

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