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Gisele Isn’t Dead In Fast & Furious

Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar seemingly died in Fast & Furious 6, but there’s a strong chance that the fan theory of her eventual return will come to pass. Thanks to her affinity with cars, Gisele Yashar quickly became a significant character for the Fast Saga franchise in 2009’s Fast & Furious ahead of her return in Fast Five. In that film, she also met Han Lue (Sung Kang), with the two soon falling in love.

Gisele would subsequently reappear once more for Fast & Furious 6 before sacrificing herself to save Han during the movie’s long airport runway battle. Despite Fast & Furious 6’s rampant box office success, Gadot would subsequently find even bigger stardom as Wonder Woman in the DCEU, with any future Gisele appearances in the Fast Saga looking to be off the table as a result. However, there’s reason to believe that this may no longer be the case as the upcoming two-part finale Fast & Furious 10 and 11 looks to wrap up the hugely popular Fast Saga in style.

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As far back as 2017, a Reddit fan theory posted by u/omegansmiles suggested that both Gisele and Han were not actually dead. This theory would prove to be at least half-accurate in 2021, with the return of Han in F9 making u/omegansmiles appear particularly prescient. While there are no known plans for Gisele to return for Fast & Furious 10 to date, the evidence laid out by this fan-favorite theory and Han’s own return makes a compelling case that she won’t be far behind him.

Owen Shaw Survived (& Gisele Is Highly Trained)
Luke Evans as Owen Shaw in The Fate of the Furious

As pointed out in the aforementioned Reddit post, the antagonist of Fast & Furious 6, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), survived the runway battle Gisele seemingly perished in. As the plane was trying to take off, weighed down by two cars dangling from its wings, Owen was ejected out onto the runway in his bid to escape. The trajectory of his fall was even greater than that of Gisele’s, yet he was shown in an intensive care unit in the opening of Furious 7. The Fate of the Furious even brought him back as an active player in Owen’s team-up with his brother Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), so, in this way, Gisele’s fall in F6 wasn’t necessarily fatal.

Also working in Gisele’s favor is her military background and extensive training for the kinds of situations Dom and his “family” often find themselves in. As an ex-Mossad agent, the popular Reddit theory also points out that Gisele is well-equipped for life-threatening missions and might’ve made her sacrifice a ploy safe in the knowledge that she could survive it. If Gisele had, as the Reddit post states, “tucked and rolled” in her landing, her survival isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

Gisele’s Body Was Never Recovered

When the plane finally crashes on the runway in Fast & Furious 6, the aircraft explodes, with Dom driving his commandeered car through the flaming wreckage to safety in an early superhero comic book-Esque moment by the Fast & Furious franchise. This action alone put Dom in far more immediate peril than Gisele, with Dom literally surviving an explosion with only an onboard car as his shield against the flames and intense heat. As pointed out in the Reddit post, Han’s body was also not retrieved from the car explosion he supposedly died in, an improbable occurrence given the effect of flames on the human body.

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A more subtle hint that Gisele may have survived in Fast & Furious 6 is the lack of a tombstone ever shown for Gisele after her death, which seems like a major oversight in a series in which the operative word is “family.” In contrast, after the “death” of Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), she was given a tombstone, which can be clearly seen in Furious 7 despite her return from the dead. This disparity, therefore, could be explained by the makers of the Fast & Furious franchise never actually intending to show Gisele as definitively dead. In this way, if even Fast & Furious characters with tombstones such as Letty can’t be ruled out for a return, u/omegansmiles isn’t wrong that Gisele, in lacking one, could come back herself.

Fast & Furious Characters Return From “Death” Frequently

As aforementioned, Letty’s demise was overtly shown in Fast & Furious, only for the end-credits scene of Fast Five to establish that she was still alive. Letty’s return is one of the major components of the Fast Saga post-Fast Five, with her reappearance establishing that she and Dom even married before his supposed death. Most recently, F9 brought Han back after Shaw appeared to kill him. Clearly, the Fast Saga’s policy with death is a very open-ended one, with the door always open for a return despite how seemingly impossible it may be.

As a result, There’s absolutely no reason to think that this wouldn’t extend to Gisele as one of Dom’s crew. As addressed in u/omegansmiles’ Reddit post, Letty, Han, and Owen’s “deaths” involved fire, cars, and impacts on concrete, with none actually being shown on-screen. If Letty, Han, and Owen can all come back from accidents of that sort, Gisele most certainly can too.

Han’s F9 Return Makes Gisele’s Comeback From The Dead More Likely
Gisele and Han in Fast and Furious

Due to its long pandemic delay, audiences knew of Han’s survival and return in F9 much further in advance than they were originally going to via the film’s trailer. Yet despite a heavily publicized and leaked comeback, Han’s romance with Gisele also makes his return much a bigger deal. When Han debuted in The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, he mentioned a tragic love from his past, which eventually was revealed as Gisele when the two met in the prequel, Fast Five. Their final scene in that movie even had Gisele suggesting Tokyo as their next destination, with Han alluding to his Tokyo Drift future in his reply by saying “We’ll get there. Eventually.”

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While the online #JusticeForHan campaign aimed at Deckard Shaw facing consequences for his attempted murder initially facilitated Han’s comeback, his return could come full circle with Gisele also being brought back into the fold. Like the romances of Dom and Letty and Brian and Mia, Han and Gisele’s love was an integral part of their life of adventure, meaning with Han back in action, Gisele need not be kept out of the game anymore herself.

While the logistics of Gisele’s survival work perfectly within Fast & Furious parameters, the bigger challenge for her return would be explaining her long absence. Letty was afflicted with amnesia for years, leading her to become part of Owen Shaw’s gang, while Han was tasked with a secret mission by the mysterious Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell). In this way, the specifics of Gisele’s disappearance would be arguably more important than those of her survival, with Fast & Furious 10 needing to conjure a plausible story for her return. Even so, with how casually the Fast & Furious series brings back characters from the dead, there’s no reason to think that Fast & Furious 6 was truly Gisele’s last appearance in the franchise anymore.

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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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