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Dom’s Crew’s Best & Worst Plans

Content Warning: This article contains references to kidnapping.

The Fast & Furious movies have always been about Dominic Toretto and his crew, with their exploits in both conducting heists and defeating global threats detailed in the series. Villains like Cipher, Mose Jakande, the Shaw brothers, among others, have forced the characters to come up with strategies to come away with the win.
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Sometimes, they have been mighty successful when certain plans have gone as expected. However, there have also been moments where Dom and his crew have also made some blunders in planning that have had negative consequences – some of which have affected the characters in a major way.

Best: Switching The Vaults To Fool Hobbs

A car drags a vault through the streets in Fast Five

The bait-and-switch was best seen in Fast Five. The crew’s plan here was to break into the police station and steal the vault that was filled with Reyes’ money. They hooked the vault onto their cars and drag it through the streets, with the police high on their tails.
However, it turned out the vault was empty as they had vacated the money earlier. They had been dragging an empty vault around in order to lead Hobbs and the police away from the rest of their crew so they could escape. With this plan successfully pulled off, Hobbs was under the impression that he managed to procure the stolen money, only to learn he’d been duped and Dom’s crew had made off with all of the $90 million.

Worst: Stealing The Cars On The Train

Dom drives a car out of a train in Fast Five

In the opening of Fast Five, Dom, Mia, and Brian went ahead with the plan of stealing three cars on a train in Rio de Janeiro. However, there were too many things they didn’t account for and the plan went up in flames, forcing Dom to improvise. As it happened, the leader of Dom’s accomplices, Zizi, had his eyes on just one car, leading Dom to realize it was important and a fight broke out between them.
Simultaneously, DEA agents were on the train due to the cars being seized property, leading to an all-out fiasco where Dom and Brian ended up being apprehended by Zizi’s boss, Hernan Reyes. On this occasion, their plan was too simple and easily went awry.

Best: Burning Fake Money To Force Reyes To Consolidate His Money To One Location

Dom burns money in Fast Five

Realizing that Hernan Reyes had his money distributed between different banks, Dom’s crew had the smart idea to force him into piling it all in one place. To do so, they targeted one location, stole $10 million, and burned fake money in front of the staff to make Reyes fear they would come for the rest.
Due to this, he consolidated the cash in one vault, meaning Dom’s crew only needed to steal this vault and get the remaining $90 million. It was a pretty ingenious plan since it negated the need to rob multiple locations while also making Reyes fear their threat.

Worst: Attacking Owen Shaw’s Plane Separately

Dom escapes from burning plane in Fast and Furious 6

In the climax of Fast & Furious 6, Dom’s crew gave chase to Owen Shaw’s team who boarded a plane and kidnapped Mia. Rather than all of them heading into the plane together, the crew went with the plan of doing their own things, with some boarding the plane while others tethered it to their cars.
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It would have made sense for all of them to stop the plan at the same time, as separating the group led to Giselle sacrificing herself to save Han when they were cornered. It was also a poor strategy to try and destroy the plane while they were also inside of it. Luckily, the stunts in Fast & Furious 9 were better.

Best: Using “Flying” Cars To Drop In Unannounced

A car dropping out of a plane in Furious 7

There were some cheesy and entertaining scenes in F9. However, they were still no match for the ones found throughout Furious 7, as particularly seen in the ‘flying car’ sequences. Knowing there would be too much security around Mose Jakande’s base, the crew came up with the plan to drop in from the sky instead.
To this end, they use cars strapped to parachutes, which allowed the crew to get into the mountains to retrieve Ramsey without alerting any security detail. It was an absolutely outrageous plan, yet this reaped the rewards since Dom’s crew had the element of surprise and didn’t need to waste time-fighting Jakande’s security forces.

Worst: The Crew Assaulting Dom’s Bus

Mia Toretto drives a car in Fast and Furious 4

At the ending of the fourth movie, Dom was being sent to prison when the bus carrying him was intercepted by his crew. The beginning of the fifth movie saw the successful execution of the plan, yet this had the consequence of making all of Dom’s crew into fugitives.
This wasn’t exactly the best way to go, seeing as everyone was now being hunted by Interpol. A better plan would have been to break Dom out of prison without drawing the media’s attention as it would’ve protected the other members of the crew. It also meant that they were all barred from returning to their hometowns, which was only accomplished after they had to cut a deal with Luke Hobbs in the sixth movie.

Best: Brian Turning Himself In To Question Braga From Prison

Brian in a prison cell in Fast and Furious 6

In the sixth movie, Brian found out that the imprisoned Arturo Braga had information about how Letty survived the explosion in the fourth film. To this end, he returned to L.A. and turned himself in as a way to get to Braga in prison and question him personally.
This was a very smart strategy since Brian had a deal with the FBI in place, meaning he was going to get released with the information he wanted. The team essentially made it appear as if Brian was apprehended but he was never in any danger.

Worst: The Crew’s Plan On Appealing To Dom With Their Family Motto

Dominic drives a car and looks sad in Tokyo Drift

There was hardly any plan in place during The Fate of the Furious as Dom was seen to be working with Cipher after she blackmailed him. Rather than come up with a strategy to force him into submission, the plan was basically to get close enough to Dom to appeal to his respect for family.
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This was shown when Letty claimed Dom wouldn’t hurt her because he loved her, but she didn’t realize Cipher’s goons were in tow and didn’t care if she was killed. It went to show that the crew wasn’t nearly as effective without Dom as their leader as they resorted to relying on their usual motto instead of thinking clearly.

Best: Faking Shaw’s Death To Save Dom’s Son

Dominic Toretto about to shoot Shaw in The Fate of the Furious

Dom was unable to do anything about Cipher’s control over him due to her kidnapping of his son. To overcome this, a discreet plan was put in motion where Dom seemingly shot Deckard Shaw. Truth was, this was done in order to have Shaw enter Cipher’s plane and save Dom’s son undetected.
In the end, this was pulled off perfectly as Dom turned on Cipher the moment he found out about his son’s safety. By faking Shaw’s demise, Dom was able to put on the act of working for Cipher long enough to foil her plans from the inside and ensure his family was safe.

Worst: Dom Confronting Deckard Shaw Himself Without The Crew

Dom and Shaw launch in air to fight in Furious 7

Back when Deckard Shaw was still a Fast & Furious villain, he constantly interfered with the crew’s attempts to stop Mose Jakande from using the God’s Eye device. Despite knowing the threat Shaw posed, the plan was for Dom to face him alone while the crew dealt with Jakande.
While this got Shaw out of their hair for a while, during which Ramsey hacked God’s Eye, it was still a ridiculous plan since Dom had no guarantees he would survive Shaw. Moreover, Jakande later rallied and arrived to try and kill Dom and Shaw himself, meaning the crew failed to protect Dom who had to then put both villains down on his own.
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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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