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10 Most Underrated Moments In The Series

There have been plenty of iconic moments from the Fast and Furious movies. From the plane runway sequence in The Fast and the Furious 6 to Brian’s heartbreaking farewell in Furious 7, these moments define the franchise for many fans. But there are also plenty of great moments that don’t get as much love.

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These overlooked moments are exciting, intense, or particularly crowd-pleasing, even if they aren’t membered as much as the series’ other stand-out sequences. But looking back on the Fast and Furious movies, it’s impossible to ignore these scenes.

Dom Finds Out Letty Was Working For Brian – Fast And Furious (2009)

Letty standing on the hood of a moving car in Fast & Furious

The relationship between Dom and Brian has always been a big highlight of these movies. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been problems between them in the past. When the two reunite in the fourth movie following Letty’s apparent death, they don’t quite trust each other.
Just as they seem to be warming to each other once again, Dom calls the last number Letty called, which is Brian’s phone. Brian reveals she was working for him as an informant. It is a well-done scene that delivers a genuine surprise while also building the tension between the two heroes.

Verone Uses A Rat In A Bucket – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Man is held down with rat in bucket on him in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Carter Verone is one of the more underrated villains in the series and it would be nice to see him make a comeback at some time. He is a suave drug kingpin but also proves he can be incredibly ruthless as in this horrific torture scene.
Verone has a man pinned down on his back, then places a rat on his stomach and a bucket over the rat. He then proceeds to heat the bucket with a blowtorch, causing the rat to attempt to dig its way out. Though no gore is shown, it is a gruesome idea that was later used years later on Game of Thrones.

Hobbs Chases Dom – Fast Five (2012)

 Luke Hobbs tracks down Dom and his crew in Rio in Fast Five

While Dom and Hobbs make better heroes working side-by-side, it was fun to see them as adversaries in Fast Five. While most people remember the epic brawl between the two men, their first encounter is also very memorable.
Dom and the others are on the run from some bad guys as Hobbs also comes to track down the outlaws. During the rooftop chase, Hobbs literally comes bursting out of the wall behind Dom with an epic entrance. Suddenly, the bad guys with guns don’t seem like Dom’s biggest problem.

Train Robbery Gone Wrong – Fast Five (2012)

Dom drives a car out of a train in Fast Five

It’s strange to think that the franchise was not hugely popular by the time the fifth movie came along. However, Fast Five really took the series to another level as evidenced by this opening sequence. While most people remember the epic car freefall, the action sequence that proceeds it is even better.
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When Dom and Brian realize they are being double-crossed during a train heist, they turn the tables on their colleagues. This results in a Dom brutally beating two of the men and throwing them off the speeding train while Brian crashes a truck into the side of the locomotive. This felt like a moment that indicated the franchise was about to step up its game with the wild action.

Dom Kills Fenix With His Car – Fast And Furious (2009)

Fenix aims his gun in Fast and Furious

Another villain who doesn’t get enough love is Fenix. Though he is just a henchman, he is the one who apparently kills Letty and makes for a great adversary for Dom. He also gets one of the best death scenes in the entire franchise.
Just as Fenix is about to execute Brian, Dom comes racing towards them in his car. Brian grabs his leg so he can’t run and Dom raises his front wheels, smashing into Fenix with a sickening crash. Between Fenix being such an effective villain and Dom’s quest for revenge, seeing the former go out in such spectacular fashion was very satisfying.

Roman And Han Get Beaten – The Fast And The Furious 6 (2013)

Han and Roman in subway fight in The Fast and the Furious 6

One of the things that can be a little annoying about these movies is how the good guys have to win all the time. There is even a joke in F9 about how they are invincible. So it was nice to see one fight scene in the sixth movie where the heroes lose badly.
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After chasing a bad guy through the subway station, Roman and Han face off with the thug, who proves to be a more than capable fighter. It is actually funny how much he beats them up with the two heroes trying to push the other to take a turn with him. It ends up being an entertaining fight that makes the heroes feel more human.

Wrecking Ball Escape – The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Wrecking ball takes out cop cars in Fate of the Furious

As implausible as they may seem at times, Dom and his crew always have a plan. So when the team steals a highly dangerous weapon from a covert base, it’s clear they will have some wild escape plan involved.
Sure enough, seemingly every cop car in the city begins pursuing them, heading right into their trap. Tej drops a giant wrecking ball that swings down and takes out half of the cop cars. Just as Roman points out there are still some following them, the wrecking ball swings back down and takes out the rest. Given the amount of damage these heroes do, it was only a matter of time before they introduced a wrecking ball.

Deckard Shaw Visits His Brother In The Hospital – Furious 7 (2015)

Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw taking out guards in hospital Furious 7

Though Deckard Shaw is eventually redeemed, he makes for a pretty evil villain in Furious 7. While some of his exploits are talked about more than others, his shining moment comes in his epic introductory scene in Furious 7.
The scene begins with Deckard visiting his brother in the hospital and vowing to avenge him. There is then a long continuous shot of Shaw walking out of the room and leaving the hospital as it reveals all the destruction he caused on his way in. This immediately cements him as a true badass bad guy while also being hilariously over the top.

Drifting Through Intersection – The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Drifting through crowd in The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift doesn’t get a lot of love from fans despite there being some great moments. And while the action set pieces are as big and wild as the other movies, the car scenes are still thrilling.
The best shot comes when the hero, Sean, is racing through the streets and comes to a crowded square. Unable to stop in time, he drifts around the corner as the crowd parts for him. It is one of the best-looking shots in the whole series and oddly beautiful.

The Final Truck Heist – The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Brian jumps to truck in The Fast and the Furious 2001

Considering what the franchise has grown into, it’s interesting to look back on the first movie which now seems like a rather small-scale beginning. But while it is certainly a more grounded movie, the truck heist in the third act is an impressive set-piece.
Dom and his team attempt to hijack a truck only to realize the driver is armed and ready to defend his cargo. As Vince is trapped on the front of the speeding truck, the others try to save him while being fired at. Though things get wilder in later movies, this action sequence proves that the series was doing fun stunts from the very beginning.
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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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