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10 Most Shocking Things Each Main Character Did

This article contains major spoilers for F9 (Fast and Furious 9)

It’s remarkable how the Fast & Furious series manages to continually surprise viewers with each installment, as F9 had a number of shocks in store. These weren’t strictly related to the stunts on hand either, as character decisions were of the same variety that certainly blindsided more than a few fans.
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Of course, the premise of Dominic Toretto’s previously unknown brother, Jakob, showing up as a rogue agent in pursuit of the Aries device’s is something that viewers didn’t expect, meaning there were a lot more surprises to come for those who checked out the ninth installment of this long-running blockbuster series.

Dom: Drive Over A Cliff To Slingshot His Car

Dom and Letty in F9 The Fast Saga

Dom has taken part in a number of dangerous stunts over the years, yet the riskiest move he has ever played may have been in F9’s opening. Here, he threw caution into the wind by outright driving his car off a cliff to evade his enemies.
His plan was to use the cable that had accidentally become attached to the car as a way to slingshot him and Letty across a cliff, which actually ended up working as the car landed on the opposite side. It was a sheer move out of desperation and truly a sight to see as Dom went to such great lengths to survive.

Letty: Admit Her Conflict Over Preferring To Remain In The Fight

Fast and Furious 9 Letty poses with a bike

Although Letty isn’t as involved in action sequences as the other main characters, she usually does display a brave attitude by taking on the bad guys. However, her admission in F9 that she found peace in chaos was something unexpected.
She said this to Mia when the two discussed where they stood in life, with Letty claiming that laying low was a struggle after all the fights she had engaged in. Fans were made to believe that Letty wanted to have a normal life, but she surprisingly confessed otherwise.

Mia: Reveal That She Broke The Law To Track Jakob By Herself

Mia Toretto giving side eye in Fast and Furious 9

In the case of Mia, her most shocking move happened chronologically before the events of both the original and reboot series. She revealed that Jakob had actually remained in contact with her for a while, even after his exile, and that Mia had gone to great lengths to find him once he disappeared altogether.
To this end, she broke into police records back when she was only 16, much to Letty’s surprise as she couldn’t fathom Mia would do such a thing and at such a young age. Considering Mia was always the morally straight character of the family, her act of breaking the law as a teenager was far from expected.

Roman & Tej: Head To Space And Actually Survive

Fast and Furious 9 Tej and Roman in space car

It seemed as if the Fast & Furious may have peaked in terms of outrageousness in the eighth movie, but F9 had a lot more in store. Roman and Tej became the first members of the group who could claim to be spacemen, as they ended up going to space.
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Even more stunning is the fact that they didn’t even do it in a spaceship, as Roman and Tej used a car with a rocket strapped to it in order to leave Earth. Even for a series so out of touch with realism like Fast & Furious, it was unbelievable to see Tej and Roman actually pull this feat off.

Ramsey: Take Charge Behind The Wheel

F9 Ramsey poses in front of a car

For any other character, driving a car is second nature as the series is about cars in general. However, Ramsey spent the previous two movies firmly in passenger seats as she wanted nothing to do with being part of the main action.
This is why it was a surprise to see her not only get directly involved in the conflict but also be the one behind the wheel. This came about due to Roman and Tej being apprehended by Jakob’s men, prompting Ramsey to overcome her fear of driving and take control of the truck.

Jakob: Abandon His Plan In Order To Assist Dom

Jakob Toretto looking serious in F9.

Jakob had one of the most noteworthy arcs in the movie that saw him go from just the villain into a more sympathetic character. After spending the majority of the story looking to activate the Aries device, Jakob was betrayed by his men and could have cut his losses.
However, Jakob ended up returning to the fray in order to assist Dom in bringing down his own plan and foiled the activation of Aries as a result. This was a move that didn’t seem to be on the cards as Jakob had claimed he wanted nothing to do with Dom anymore, yet he returned to help his brother by the climax.

Han: Confront Shaw By Himself

Han and Deckard Shaw from Fast & Furious.

Deckard Shaw’s popularity saw him transition into leading status in the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off but fans continued to judge him for killing Han. By F9’s conclusion, Han had not only returned, he went so far as to confront Shaw by himself.
This was shocking not only due to Han unexpectedly arriving at the doorstep of the man who had attempted to kill him but also because he had avoided Shaw for so long, yet was now approaching him without any backup. It was easily the biggest sequel hook that F9 could have left viewers with.

Mr. Nobody: Pull Off The Staging Of Han’s Death

The Fast and furious recap Dominic Toretto Hans death Mr Nobody

Although Mr. Nobody was absent during the present-day events of F9, he had it in him to shock audiences regardless. This was through the mysterious way with which he pulled off Han’s “death,” as the latter revealed that it was Mr. Nobody who orchestrated the whole thing.
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The shocking aspect comes from how it was unexplainable the way Mr. Nobody conducted the event, with Han seemingly teleported from the crash over to where Mr. Nobody stood several floors above in a nearby building.

Cipher: Accept Her Defeat

Charlize Theron as Cipher in Fast and Furious 9

For a character like Cipher, who is relentless in her pursuit, it didn’t seem as if she would be prepared to walk away unless she was the winner. However, she did just that in the conclusion of F9 after her attempt to kill Dom didn’t work out.
Equally as shocking was the reveal that Cipher was never in the drone that was gunning for Dom, as it was shown that she’d been controlling it remotely. Rather than have one of her trademark one-liners and steely-eyed purpose, Cipher showed a rare moment of vulnerability as she realized Dom had one-upped her once again.

Dom: Exiled His Own Brother

Dom and Jakob have a staredown in F9

F9 brought the biggest change in Dom’s character, with the reveal that his firm belief in family wasn’t all that resolute. This was through flashbacks to his youth, where he was the one to banish Jakob from their neighborhood when Dom believed that his brother had caused their father’s demise.
Dom is a person big on giving people second chances, so it was a shock to see him treat his own brother in such a manner as he had no room in him to even hear Jakob out. After it turned out that their father’s death was his own fault, Dom’s actions became even more shocking in retrospect as he assumed the worst in Jakob.
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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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