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Luke Hobbs’ 10 Dumbest Decisions, Ranked

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may not be returning for Fast X as Luke Hobbs, but he’s already made his mark on the franchise in the five Fast & Furious movies in which he’s appeared, including the spinoff movie Hobbs & Shaw. Hobbs was all muscle and grit when began his time in the franchise as Dominic Toretto’s adversary, so he quickly became acquainted with the sometimes unbelievable scenarios for which the team is famous.

When it comes to Fast & Furious, the unbelievable is usually brought on by some incredibly dumb decisions made by the main cast. Hobbs may have entered the franchise at its now midway point, but he made quick work of catching up with the others in dumb decision-making.

Flexing Out Of His Cast

Luke Hobbs coming out of a helicopter and looking angry in Fast & Furious.

Hobbs found himself in a hospital bed after Deckard Shaw set off a bomb in the DSS building at the beginning of Furious 7 and Hobbs threw himself in front of Elena to protect her from the explosion. His resulting injuries included at least a broken arm and a broken leg. That did not keep Hobbs from joining the fight at the end of the movie.
Related: Every Fast & Furious Movie, Ranked By How Realistic They AreWhen Hobbs saw that the team had brought the fight back to LA, he didn’t hesitate to prepare for battle. Part of that preparation included the decision to flex out of his arm cast which was not only incredibly unrealistic but also just not a good decision for someone who’s only been healing from a broken arm for a few days.

Rope Slide

Hobbs and Shaw pointing guns in the same direction in Hobbs & Shaw.

Hobbs and Shaw had a running time of longer than two hours, giving both Hobbs and Deckard Shaw plenty of time to show their best, worst and most entertaining qualities. While the difference between the original Hobbs and the one seen in the spinoff is drastic, the newer more developed version still fell into the role of brawn over brains.
He was always ready to jump into Bond-level action but he didn’t always analyze his options which was seen when he opted to jump out a building’s top-floor window with just a rope (and no glove or arm protectant) to brace his fall. Shaw instead chose an elevator free fall and while neither option was particularly safe, Shaw’s route was definitely smarter. Since it was a Fast and Furious movie, Hobbs didn’t sustain the injuries he surely would’ve received from the fall but still, he should know the first idea isn’t always the best.

Taunting Brixton

Brixton looking angry in Hobbs & Shaw.

A bound Hobbs couldn’t hold his tongue while the Hobbs and Shaw evil villain, Brixton didn’t hold back with his interrogation methods against Hobbs and Shaw.
His persistent snarky comments had Brixton continuously sending high voltage shocks into his body. Keeping humor alive is a pretty common coping mechanism but after the first time, Hobbs saw where it got him so continuing to taunt Brixton didn’t display his perseverance it just brought him more pain. It was, however, consistent with his characterization in the movie.

Fist Fighting Dom

Dom fights Hobbs in Fast Five

There were a lot of dumb decisions made by the early, more egotistical version of Hobbs who was introduced in Fast 5 , the most rewatchable movie in the Fast and Furious Franchise. One of those included his fist fight with Dom. There was no reason for him to engage in a hand-to-hand altercation with Dom other than to flex his muscles and assert his perceived dominance over the team. However, it did produce one of the franchise’s hardest-hitting action sequences.
Hobbs didn’t even win his unnecessary fight with Dom. He could have saved a lot of time and energy if he strategically surrounded the team’s safe house, which he had all the resources to do. Thankfully, that superiority complex didn’t make much of an appearance in the following movies, saving him from making even more dumb and ego-driven decisions.

Falling For A Shaw

Hobbs and Hattie in a promo photo for Hobbs & Shaw.

The flirtation between Hobbs and Shaw’s younger sister Hattie in Hobbs and Shaw was a little strange but also understandable. Hattie was a smart and fierce fighter so Hobbs’ attraction to her wasn’t completely insane of a concept.
Related: 10 Best Movie Enemies-To-Lovers StoriesHowever, after all he had been through with the Shaw family, allowing himself to fall for one of them surely would bring more problems than anything else for him. Since that was his last appearance as Hobbs, there’s no way to know if they actually continued on with a relationship but the two of them together would have been a constant source of chaotic entertainment.

Pulling Guns On Dom In Brazil

Dom Toretto faces Luke Hobbs in Brazil in Fast Five

Dom and Hobbs had a few tension-filled showdowns including one orchestrated by Dom and his team to secretly place a tracker on Hobbs’ convoy in Fast 5. Thinking he would finally be able to capture Dom and Brian, Hobbs had his team pull their guns on them to encourage their compliance which wasn’t the best idea considering where he was.
What Hobbs may have forgotten was that he was on the streets of Brazil (which Dom was happy to loudly remind him of) and found twice as many guns turned back around on him. Still, that wasn’t the last time Hobbs made the mistake of underestimating Dom.

Not Assessing His Team

Hobbs and Riley walk together in Fast & Furious 6

The first Shaw that Hobbs faced off with was the youngest brother, Owen Shaw. Hobbs teamed up with Dom and his team to catch Shaw who had a thought-to-be-dead Letty on his team, but Hobbs also had a new partner by his side, agent Riley Hicks, who was revealed to be Shaw’s informant.
In Hobbs’ line of work, it would be assumed that he would be thorough in assessing the people he adds to his team, which he did with Elena in Fast 5, but Riley’s association with Shaw clearly slipped by in Furious 6. Obviously, since she was a secret informant, their link would have been well hidden but as a security and intelligence agency, the DSS should have the tech to uncover that kind of activity. At the very least Hobbs should have monitored the information going out from his team knowing who he was dealing with.

Underestimating Mr. Nobody’s Persistence

Mr. Nobody talking to someone in Fast & Furious.

In Fate of the Furious, Hobbs found himself not only in the same prison he put Deckard Shaw in but also in the neighboring cell. Mr. Nobody offered him a way out, but Hobbs underestimated his persistence and thought that deciding to get out “the right way” would be the end of it, but of course, Mr. Nobody didn’t give him much of a choice.
Related: Deckard Shaw’s 10 Best Quotes From Fast & FuriousHobbs always stuck to his guns which made him predictable and easy to manipulate so Mr. Nobody knew, given the resources, it would only be a matter of time before Hobbs and Shaw would find their way to the outside. While it did take them longer than expected, he was right and Hobbs was delusional to think that Mr. Nobody wouldn’t orchestrate a way to get what he wanted despite Hobbs’ wishes.

Letting The Team Go

The cast of Fast Five on the film's poster.

After the climactic Rio heist in Fast 5, Hobbs, having helped the team take the vault from Reyes to get revenge for him killing his DSS team, allows Dom, Brian, and the rest of the team to get a head start in the chase to bring them in. While he did make them leave the vault behind, he realized his mistake for underestimating the team once again when he finds the vault empty.
After Fast 5, it seems that Hobbs has no real interest in catching the team again but at that moment on the bridge, he still had every intention of catching them so letting them drive off into the sunset, even for a 24-hour head start, was not a smart decision and pretty much solidified that he would never actually be able to bring them in.

Underestimating The Team

The Fast Family around a table in Fast & Furious.

As the DSS agent tasked to bring the team in, Hobbs made things hard for himself in Fast 5 by underestimating their abilities, labeling them as just lucky street criminals that could drive really well.
Until that movie, the Fast and Furious team did participate in mainly higher-level street crimes but their proven organization and commitment to executing their plans should have made it clear to Hobbs that there was nothing common about them. Underestimating them set him back several times, allowing the team to slip through Hobbs’ fingers several times before he eventually realized their resourcefulness.
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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

Related Vin Diesel May Have Spoiled Fast & Furious 11’s Ending With $2.7 Billion Movie Comparison Dom’s death happening in Fast & Furious 11 may have been spoiled already, with Vin Diesel comparing the upcoming movie to another big franchise.

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.

2:34 Image 147 Related Predicting The Ending Of All 13 Fast & Furious Characters In Fast 11 The Fast Saga is set to conclude with Fast & Furious 11 – or Fast X 2 – but how will Dom Toretto and his family’s stories come to a definitive end?

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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