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10 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Dom As A Character

There has been plenty of news revolving around the production process of Fast X, including the fact that Vin Diesel will be earning a reported salary of $20 million. That’s 10 times what he got for the first movie but the rise in income isn’t odd because Fast & Furious is now a billion-dollar franchise and Dominic Toretto has become one of the most popular movie characters of all time.

There are many things fans love about Dom. These include his unique driving skills, his daredevilry, and his caring nature. Fans have always been thrilled by his quotes too. Some tend to sound cheesy while others come off as truly badass. There are also some remarks that better reflect who he truly is as a person, with plenty of them resonating deeply with the fans.

“I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time. Nothing Else Matters Not The Mortgage, Not The Store.”
Dom explains to Brian how he stays happy – The Fast and the Furious
Dom explains hiss life policies to Brian in The Fast & The Furious (2001)

Shortly after meeting Brian for the first time, Dom has a conversation with him in his garage. There, he confesses that he is happiest whenever he is behind the wheel.

The quote highlights two key things about Dom: his love for driving and his general attitude towards life. To him, nothing in life is more important than stepping on the gas and it’s always a therapeutic moment whenever he is in the driver’s seat. Dom stays positive too. He never doubts that if he keeps pushing forward, problems will take care of themselves (and they always do).

“I Don’t Have Friends, I’ve Got Family.”
Dom’s reaction to Deckard Shaw’s threat – Furious 7
Dom and Shaw launch in air to fight in Furious 7

During a confrontation between Dom and Deckard Shaw, the villain advises him to keep his friends close because he’ll need them. Dom is quick to correct his choice of words.

Dom’s adoration for “family” is so intense that it has become the inspiration of most memes about the character. The protagonist holds the firm belief that a person should not only cherish those related to them but also those they consider friends. For that reason, he prefers to think of members of his crew as part of his family rather than just associates.

“Keep Your Car. Your Respect Is Good Enough For Me.”
Dom makes peace with Raldo – The Fate of the Furious
Raldo and Dom in The Fate of the Furious

In order to save his cousin Fernando from the debt he owes Raldo, Dom challenges the loan shark to a bet. After a tense drive, he wins, and even though he had vowed to take Raldo’s ride, he changes his mind and lets him keep it.

Dom values respect and good graces more than material things. The car means nothing to him because he has owned plenty (including some of the most expensive Fast & Furious cars). What’s important is that Raldo now respects the Toretto name. He won’t bother Fernando anymore and neither will he think of Dom as his sequel.

“I Wasn’t Hiding.”
Dom’s reaction after Hobbs finds him – Fast and Furious 6
Hobbs and Dom in Fast & Furious 6 pic

After the Rio heist, Dom settles for a quiet life with Elena in the Canary Islands. Soon, Hobbs shows up to request his help in tracking down Owen Shaw. When Hobbs mentions that Dom was easy to find, Dom makes it clear that he wasn’t hiding.

It’s yet another quote that underscores Dom’s courage and his willingness to face the consequences of his actions. Given how grand and chaotic the Rio heist was, he is fully aware that someone might come looking for him but he doesn’t care. All that matters is enjoying every simple moment until the next problem pops up.

“It’s All Gonna Be Okay.”
Dom reassures Jakob after reconciling with him – F9
Dom and Jakob faceoff inside jakob's base in Fast 9

After a couple of cat and mouse games, Dom and his long-lost brother, Jakob, reconcile. Dom then reassures him, telling him that all is going to be well despite the challenges that lie ahead.

Among Dom’s standout attributes is his tendency to forgive. No matter how deeply he clashes with someone, there’s ever the chance that he’ll work with them in the future. This is proven through his relationships with Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs. So, when he also settles for a truce with Jakob, the new development comes as no surprise.

“I Don’t Pick A Target From A Mile Away. I Stand Face To Face And Look ‘Em Dead In The Eye.”
Dom confronts Connor Rhoades before killing him – The Fate Of The Furious
Dom strangles Connor Rhoades in Fate Of The Furious

After discovering that Cipher’s henchman tries to shoot Letty, Dom is furious. He confronts him before boasting about how he prefers close combat before killing him.

There’s a good reason why Dom is one of the best Fast & Furious fighters. The character is wrapped around the old action movie trope of throwing away the weapons and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. In addition to that, Dom lives by codes. There are things he considers cowardly behavior and one of those is killing someone from a distance. He, therefore, makes sure to tackle Rhoades and make him pay with his bare hands.

“Ride Or Die, Remember?”
Dom urges Letty to race him so as to make her remember who he is – Furious 7
Dom prepares to race Letty in Furious 6

After Letty develops amnesia and attempts to get over her stint as one of Owen Shaw’s enforcers, Dom does his best to make her remember who he is. After trying to come up with several solutions, he figures out the perfect way to do that: racing.

Dom’s love for Letty is as deep as his love for cars. Never at any given moment does he consider giving up on her. It’s the reason he is quick to leave Elena as soon as he learns that Letty is still alive. Here, he does everything in his power to make her remember him and the dedication truly is the reason why the two make one of the best movie couples.

“I Choose To Make My Own Fate.”
Dom refuses to acknowledge that Cipher owns him – The Fate Of The Furious

While being blackmailed by one of the evilest Fast & Furious villains, Cipher, Dom advises her to think again when she implies that his fate is in her hands because she is keeping his son hostage. He declares that he is the only one who chooses his fate.

Indeed, Dom is never one to be dictated upon or resign himself to fate. He always does his best to tailor events in order to achieve the outcome he sees fit. He demonstrates that on this particular occasion too when he takes out most of Cipher’s men with the help of his team and regains custody of his child.

“You Break Her Heart, I’ll Break Your Neck.”
Dom warns Brian to not toy with Mia’s feelings. – The Fast And The Furious
Dom warns Brian to not break Mia's heart in The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Brian falls for Mia soon after he goes undercover as a member of Dom’s. When Dom learns that he’s dating his sister, he gives him a warning.

When it comes to matters relating to Mia, Dom enjoys being the overprotective big brother. It’s a trait that endears him to fans because Mia is one of the most likable members of Dom’s family and someone that Dom often sees as the heart of the family. The warning does work because Brian ends up being a very good husband.

“I’m Ready To Meet My Maker. Are You?”
Dom’s words to Deckard after ambushing him – Furious 7
Deckard Shaw stays calm when Dom ambushes him in Furious 7

Dom once gathers a team that ambushes Deckard as he is having a meal. He then declares that he is willing to end their rivalry all there, even if it means dying in the process.

Dom’s courage is one of the most impressive things about him. Whether it’s driving a car through a skyscraper or jumping over a bridge to save someone he loves, he’ll gladly do it. With his statement, he makes it obvious once again that he’s ready to die. And he’s quite sure that his opponent isn’t (hence that gives him an advantage).

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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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