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The Fast and Furious franchise began in 2001 and was initially inspired by a magazine article about illegal street racing. However, in the two decades since its debut, it has ballooned into one of the biggest film franchises of all time in  terms of box office success, and it remains a key blockbuster franchise for parent studio Universal Pictures.

Related: 10 Movies That Were Influenced By The Fast And Furious Franchise
The franchise has also reinvented itself several times over the course of its run, going from the crime to heist to spy genres while maintaining the same cast for nearly every main entry. That being said, some of the films have definitely made more money than others.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) – $158,964,610

Seand and Takashi confront each other in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift

The third installment in the franchise was a massive disappointment when it came to box-office gross, at least when compared to previous entries. Between moving the action to a new continent and focusing on completely new characters, Tokyo Drift had a lot going against it.
However, Vin Diesel’s cameo at the end (which he made in exchange for the rights to the Riddick films) recontextualized the movie led to several “prequels” that would bring in much more success and help keep the franchise alive. It only took nine years to pay that cameo off.

The Fast and the Furious (2001) – $207,517,509

Dom and Brian look concerned after surviving a car crash in The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious proved to be a hit in 2001 for Universal Pictures. Featuring a plot vaguely similar to the original Point Break, it follows police officer Brian O’Conner as he infiltrates the underground world of street racing to uncover the perpetrators of car-based heists.
Related: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About The Fast And The Furious
Although Brian is the main character, Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto would eventually come to be the star of the franchise, although it would take until the fourth movie for this to become the case. The film is also so far removed from where the franchise has ended up that it in some ways doesn’t even feel like it’s in the same universe.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – $236,350,661

Brian and Tej at a street racing event in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Riding off of the success of the first film, Universal produced a second film with the meme-worthy title 2 Fast 2 Furious, featuring returning star Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner.  The film also introduced Roman Pearce and Tej Parker, played by Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, respectively.
The unique title has remained in the pop-culture imagination since the film’s release, and with its increased success from the first film, Universal didn’t hesitate to produce Tokyo Drift, one that definitely did not continue this trend of increasing success.

Fast & Furious (2009) – $360,366,870

Building off of Vin Diesel’s Tokyo Drift cameo and the character of Han’s death, 2009’s Fast & Furious went back and told Dom’s story after the first film, as he builds up another heist crew and is reunited with Brian, now an FBI agent.
Not only did this movie’s success bring the franchise back into play, but Fast & Furious also features some underrated moments that stand out not only in the film, but in the series as a whole. Although neither the highest-grossing nor the most critically beloved of the series, it still managed to make an impact.

Fast Five (2011) – $626,137,675

Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five

With an almost $300 million increase in box office, Fast Five managed to bring together characters from every previous installment of the series so that Dom and this crew can pull off a daring heist against a Brazilian crime lord, while also introducing Dwayne Johnson’s iconic Luke Hobbs.
Between its stunts, visuals, and thrilling climax, plus its ability to tie the franchise into a single film, it’s no wonder Fast Five is Ranker users’ second-favorite movie in the series. It also doesn’t hurt that Fast Five can stand on its own: it doesn’t require having seen any of the previous movies to appreciate the main plot.

F9: The Fast Saga (2021) – $726,229,501

Dom and Jakob Toretto in F9

Releasing during the COVID-19 pandemic may have hurt F9’s overall performance, considering it’s the lowest-grossing film of the series for the past ten years. However, that doesn’t mean the box office it actually did manage to get wasn’t still considerable.
Providing even bigger adventures for Dominic and his crew, it’s clear that F9 left reality way behind in the dust, and outdoes every other film in terms of stunts. These movies have basically become a superhero franchise for Universal, and F9 more than any other makes the case that Fast and Furious deserves a comic book adaptation.

Hobbs & Shaw (2019) – $759,056,935

A wounded Hobbs and Shaw looking in the same direction

Although both Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw were introduced into the franchise as antagonists to Dom and his crew, and Hobbs himself at one point fought Shaw, the two have to team up in the self-titled Hobbs & Shaw to stop a superhuman threat to humanity.
Related: Deckard Shaw’s 10 Best Quotes
Considering that the last film in the series to not feature Dominic Toretto as a main character, Tokyo Drift, underperformed at the box office, there was no guarantee that Hobbs & Shaw would do well without Vin Diesel, but it demonstrated exactly the opposite. Sure, maybe it didn’t do as well as the two previous main entries, but considering its nature as a spinoff, it did great.

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) – $788,680,968

Entire fast and furious cast on the poster for Fast and Furious 6

Even though Fast Five provided a nice resolution to the series, fans were still eager to see what Universal next had in store for these long-lasting heist pullers, and Fast & Furious 6 showed that the series could reinvent itself while also pulling in nearly $800 million.
Dom and his crew are offered to be pardoned for their crimes if they team up with their antagonist from the previous film, Luke Hobbs, to take down a group of mercenaries, a far cry from rival street racers. The stakes are also personal, since Letty is revealed to be alive after being thought dead in Fast & Furious. This was the beginning of the action-spy era of the franchise.

The Fate of the Furious (2017) – $1,236,005,118

Cypher coerces Dom to betray his friends

Although the title of The Fate of the Furious definitely originated from someone writing “F8” on a board somewhere and realizing that it could be pronounced “fate”, this eighth installment of the main series carries a lot of weight to it.
While Dom seems to have everything figured out in his life, it comes to pass that a new villain, Cipher, has kidnapped Dom’s old girlfriend Elena, who, unknown to Dom, had a son by him, who has also been captured. Although Dom may be the villain of the franchise from a certain point of view, he is forced to be the villain in Fate, and it provides a nice change of pace to the series formula.

Furious 7 (2015) – $1,515,341,399

Dom and Brian standing next to a red supercar in Furious 7

Furious 7 became a very personal film for Vin Diesel after the death of co-star Paul Walker, and it acted as a send-off to that beloved character in a truly touching and emotional way. The ending montage, set to Charlie Puth’s “See You Again”, is almost guaranteed to bring tears to a viewer’s eyes.
Managing to juggle this weight with the franchise’s action status could have gone wrong, but Furious 7 manages to serve well on both fronts, delivering one of the series’ best villains in the form of Deckard Shaw. Like Fast Five, it could have been a fitting end for the series, but even still, its financial success speaks to it having a long cultural legacy.
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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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