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10 Details From The Series That It Left Out

The Fast & Furious series has been stereotyped as being relatively formulaic and repeating the same tropes and techniques from one movie to the other. F9 turned out to be a subversion of sorts, with the story of Dominic Toretto’s clash with his brother Jakob including many original aspects.

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The franchise has used details like the focus on family and racing sequences in every movie, but there have also been plenty of others that were left out for the ninth installment. Taking a deeper look into these and the reasons why they were excluded will give fans a greater appreciation for the Vin Diesel-led movie.

A Betrayal Within Dom’s Crew

Vince warns Dom about Brian in The Fast & The FUrious

While there were definite played-out tropes in F9, it didn’t incorporate the detail of the standard betrayal among the protagonist ranks. This was seen in instances like Dom’s own betrayal in the eighth movie to go with Vince’s betrayal in Fast Five and Riley Hicks’ in the sixth installment.
F9 decided against invoking this aspect since the backdrop was of Dom feeling that Jakob had betrayed him and his father by wrecking the latter’s car as a child. However, it turned out that Jakob had been working on their father’s orders the whole time, meaning he was never a traitor.

Dom’s Confrontation With The Main Villain

Cipher and Dom talk in Fate of the Furious

With every movie, Dom has always had a scene where he faces off with the antagonist and makes the claim that he will beat him. However, despite being billed as the villain, Jakob was a sympathetic figure in F9 and the true villains were Otto and Cipher.
Dom ended up never having any scene shared with Cipher, while he didn’t acknowledge Otto’s presence when they were in the same scene. This made it the first Fast & Furious movie to do away with the detail of Dom having that big face-off with the villain to set the stage for their conflict.

Dom’s Crew Being Recruited By Outside Forces

The Fast Family around a table in Fast & Furious.

A vital aspect of each movie in the series is that Dom’s crew gets involved due to others forcing them to. The sixth movie had Hobbs task them to find Owen Shaw, the seventh had Mr. Nobody do this, while the eighth had Cipher force Dom into betraying his team.
F9 changed this up by having Roman, Tej, and Ramsey approach Dom with the news of Mr. Nobody’s disappearance. It was also after he realized Jakob was involved that Dom entered the conflict. In this instance, there were no outside forces recruiting the protagonists, with Dom joining of his own volition.

The Heroes Engaging In Illegal Activities

Dom drives a car out of a train in Fast Five

This has been used intermittently by the series starting from the sixth movie, but the majority of them add the detail of the heroes doing criminal activities. The eighth film had Dom wreak major damage in order to do Cipher’s dirty work under blackmail.
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It wasn’t like this in the ninth movie, though, as the heroes were in the mission squarely for the greater good. Whatever collateral damage happened as a result of their pursuit of Jakob, with Dom and his crew actively attempting to avoid the losses of lives. In addition, they didn’t partake in things like robbery or heists as was the case in most of the previous movies.

Title Screen Appearing At The Beginning Of The Movie

Young Dom talks to his father in a car in F9

This may seem like a minor detail on paper, but a trademark of the Fast & Furious series is for each entry to have an explosive intro that then cuts to the title screen to hype up the rest of the movie. F9 left this out entirely in favor of placing the title at the very end.
It had the effect of making the cold open – featuring young Dom and Jakob – much more intimate as it lacked the carefree thrill of previous films’ cold opens. In its place, the lack of a title screen transitioned the flashback into the present day as a way of keeping viewers in line with Dom as both a young man and an adult.

A Face-Off With A Number Of One-Liners

Dom and Jakob have a heated argument in F9

It’s become a habit of the series for a face-off to comprise nothing but a number of insults from two characters. Hobbs and Shaw did it best in the eighth film with their brand of wisecracks, while the likes of Roman have also engaged in such moments earlier.
There were some one-liners, but these were made in cheesy but friendly scenes in F9 between Roman and Tej, for the most part. Characters didn’t mingle with enemies or rivals this time around, with the main face-off between Dom and Jakob being personal and antagonistic.

A Twist In The Climax

Cipher talks to Jakob in F9

Another important detail from the movies is for something unforeseen to take place before the ending. This happened in instances like the reveal of Shaw’s survival in the eighth movie, along with other examples like Roman and Brian showed to have stolen money for themselves in the second installment.
The ninth movie left this detail out by playing the story straight, with it being entirely too obvious that Otto would betray Jakob. The setup for it was through Cipher’s manipulation of Otto, and the fact that Jakob was always hinted to be on the path to reconciliation with Dom.

Confirmation Of Villains’ Plans

Jakob Toretto talks to Cipher in F9

Although F9 kept the detail of a MacGuffin steering the plot with the Aries device, it didn’t follow through with making the villains’ motivations known. Fast & Furious generally makes this clear, like Deckard Shaw’s bid for revenge and Cipher’s plans for world domination.
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F9 never revealed what Jakob and Otto’s plans with Aries were supposed to be. Instead, the only hint given was Otto’s claim that they were “the good guys.” It was left to the interpretation of viewers as to what the pair had planned with a device that could disable any technology.

A Standalone Storyline

Dom and his family have dinner in Fast and Furious 6

Although every movie is connected, an interesting detail is that they have a firm beginning and conclusion and can be seen on a standalone basis. However, F9 brought in major revelations and sequel hooks that meant Fast 10 is necessary viewing for the full story.
This was due to plotlines hanging such as Cipher’s survival, Jakob’s time on the run, Mr. Nobody’s ambiguous situation, and Han’s confrontation with Deckard Shaw. The series usually has stories that tie everything up at the end with the family dinner, but the barbecue scene this time around was far from the conclusion.

Dom Being One Step Ahead Of Everything

Dom talks in the microphone in F9

Easily the biggest detail left out of F9 was the idea that Dom is always one step ahead of everyone, as this was deliberately left out of his character development. Where he previously figured ways to beat Cipher and save his son or apprehend Owen Shaw’s crew, Dom wasn’t the all-knowing hero in this movie. Instead, he was astounded to find out that his father had instructed Jakob to tamper with his car in hopes of gaining insurance money.
Dom realized he had blocked out his family’s money issues as a teenager, meaning he had wrongfully exiled his own brother for the death of their father. F9 subverted the usual detail of Dom being aware of everything by making him out to be a protagonist with his own flaws in judgment.
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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.

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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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