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The 10 Best Stunts In The Movie

When it comes to the Fast & Furious series, their action set pieces and fight choreography continue to impress fans to this day. This includes both scenes that are legitimately shot and those that have the benefit of CGI. F9 carried on this tradition of upping the ante in this regard, with many memorable moments that attested to the impressive stunts on display.

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Sequences such as Dominic Toretto chasing after his brother Jakob, Cipher’s usage of drones, and Roman and Tej’s trek to space all heavily featured stunts that truly increased the film’s overall intensity. With Fast 10 set to follow in the near future, it’s worth recapping the most notable stunts in the ninth installment.

Roman’s Fakeout Death Through The Falling Truck

Roman and Dom shoot at soldiers at the wreckage of Mr. Nobody's plane in Fast 9

Although this also qualifies for one of F9’s cheesy but entertaining scenes, it was simultaneously a good bit of stunt work. In this scene, Tyrese Gibson’s Roman has his car trapped between boulders and he is required to scale down to safety. 
This moment was packed with tension, as Roman’s movement around the car was fraught with a foreboding sense of doom. Moreover, the fakeout that he was crushed under the car moments later was a creative way for a car stunt, as it landed right in front of Roman rather than on him, only giving the illusion that he may have died.

Letty’s Bike Chase Sequence


Racing and chase sequences were among the series details F9 brought back, with Letty getting solo focus early in the movie. These stunts required Letty to maneuver herself around heavy gunfire and uneasy terrain for survival, all the while keeping her balance on the bike.
It saw her keep up with Dom who was in his car, as their enemies closed in from each side. The stunt also had Letty complete wheelies, huge jumps, and finally land on Dom’s car after her bike was knocked off course. It went a long way in showing just how entertaining bike sequences can be in a series known mainly for cars.

Letty & Mia’s Fight Scene In Tokyo


Mia finally got to show her fight skills alongside Letty in F9, with this sequence featuring a fair amount of stunt choreography. In Tokyo, the two women ran across a bunch of mooks whom they dispatched by making use of their environment, as they crashed out of the establishment and into the streets.
The stunt work was particularly impressive due to single-shots of the scene dominating the sequence, as Letty and Mia took on the bad guys through a mix of fighting styles and incorporating background elements like props, even including a spoon at one point.

Queenie Shaw’s Escape

Queenie flees from the police in Fast 9

It doesn’t matter if it’s been 20 years since the series began or that F9 brought back this played-out trope, as car sequences are a standard Fast & Furious affair. Queenie Shaw’s was one of the more memorable ones, featuring car stunts like drifting and swift curves as part of her escape.
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It also saw Queenie lead cops into her trail in such a way that they all ended up colliding with one another, leaving Queenie free to drive away. The 360-degree turn and reverse-drive into an alley was easily the standout moment of this piece of stunt work.

The Crew Flipping Over The Armored Truck

Two cars block an armored truck while it flips in F9

Fast & Furious movies always leave biggest moments for the climax and F9 was no exception. In the film’s finale, after Jakob was turned into a more sympathetic character, he returned to help Dom’s crew take down Otto and his associates.
This led to an incredible stunt that featured Dom and Jakob trapping the armored truck containing Aries by the front with their cars as a way to flip the truck over. It was quite the sight to have race cars make short work of this huge truck, along with the eventual fallout of the vehicle standing perfectly at a standstill.

Dom’s Destruction Of Cipher’s Drone

Charlize Theron as Cipher in Fast and Furious 9

While it’s clear that a lot of this was done through CGI, it doesn’t make pulling off the stunt onscreen any less impressive. As it happened, Dom used the armored truck to get to the edge of a cliff while Cipher arrived to target him through her drone.
Realizing this, Dom had the truck swerved to the side so as to have it topple straight onto Cipher’s drone after she fired her missile at the truck. The collision of both the vehicle and the drone brought an end to the action in explosive fashion for what was an exhilarating scene of stunt choreography.

Ramsey’s Commandeering Of The Truck

Ramsey drives a truck as she pursues Otto in F9

This scene combined both the stunt work of car chase sequences with fight choreography. Ramsey took control of the truck containing one of the electromagnets to power Aries. It then transitioned over to the main road, where the electromagnet was activated various times and pulled in things from all around the street toward the track then back again.
Inside the vehicle, Tej and Roman took on Otto’s goons for what was another creative way to put a spin on a fight scene. As it happened, the electromagnet’s activation saw the men be pushed around the truck, which gave Roman and Tej the opening to strategically put the men down.

Dom & Jakob’s Chase Across Streets And Rooftops

Jakob ziplines in F9 with a determined look on his face.

Despite pushing the limits of human durability, this sequence was superb in the way it blurred the lines between green screen usage and legitimate stunt work. Jakob was shown ziplining through the city, only for Dom to give chase by running across rooftops and intercepting Jakob in midair.
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It got even more entertaining when the men entered the streets and Dom gave chase to Jakob where the two leaped from one car onto another in moving traffic. The stunts were highly impressive for the way they looked authentic enough for it to seem as if the men were legitimately engaging in this action.

Testing Of The Rocket Car

The Rocket drives races against a plane in F9

This was a simple but effective stunt that showcased how the Fast & Furious series was truly pushing the boundaries of what it’s capable of. Here, Sean Boswell and his friends strapped a rocket to a car, hoping it would be faster than a plane.
The stunt in question had the car in question speed up to ridiculous lengths, to the point where it exploded. Of course, that was what made it entertaining as it set up Roman and Tej’s later apprehension to using the same car to go into space.

Dom’s Slingshot Of His Car

Dom's car gets slingshot in F9

It’s obvious none of this was filmed in real life, but there’s no denying that the general idea of the stunt was marvelous. In the film’s first act, Dom used a wire connected to his car to drive off the cliff and then have it slingshot to the cliff on the opposite side in order to avoid his enemies.
This not only brought in a commendable bit of stunt work involving cars, but was also a sequence that was intriguing to watch since the slingshot took its time, and the car was shown coursing through the air for a few seconds.
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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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