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Every Fast & Furious Character In F9’s Ending

The most recent installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, F9, ends with a classic barbecue featuring quite a few returning faces. F9 sees Dominic Toretto and his crew face off against their biggest threat yet in Dom’s estranged younger brother, Jakob Toretto, who had a falling out with Dom years ago over their father’s death. Now he returns to wreak vengeance on the older brother who ran him out of town.

But Jakob isn’t the only foe that the crew is up against in F9. Joining the ranks of the antagonists is a returning Cipher, as well as new villain Otto. Naturally, Dom once again needs to call in the cavalry, reuniting characters from a host of films in the Fast & Furious canon.

Related: F9’s End-Credits Scene Means Big Things For Fast 10 AND Hobbs & Shaw 2

As good triumphs over evil, Dom reunites the crew at the classic Los Angeles house that’s become an iconic setting of the series for some Coronas and quality family time. So who makes it to the table at the end of F9?

Dominic Toretto
Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto in Fast Five

It wouldn’t be a Fast & Furious barbecue without the patriarch of the entire family. Dom has presided since the very beginning in 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, back when the stakes were just lifting DVD players and evading the police. A lot has changed in the 20 years since the beginning of the franchise to Fast & Furious 9, and while Vin Diesel would decline to appear in the sequel, 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious, as well as only being featured in a cameo in 2006’s Tokyo Drift, he’s been a looming presence ever since.

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

Another Fast & Furious original, Letty Ortiz manages to make it to F9’s cookout relatively unscathed. Not many people in the series have been through as much as Letty has, from being shot and left for dead, to having amnesia and joining the bad guys’ team, to regaining her memories, rejoining the good guys and remembering just who her family really is. It’s been a long road since 2001 for Letty, but she’s more than earned her spot at the table.

Mia Toretto
Mia on a date with Brian in The Fast and the Furious

Dom’s sister has not missed much of the action since the original The Fast and the Furious two decades ago. Despite Mia and Brian being effectively “retired” from action due to their desire for a normal life, as well as the safety of their family, Mia nonetheless appears in F9 and, naturally, attends the barbecue that takes place at the end of the film. Since the reemergence of Jakob Toretto makes the events a family affair, it makes sense that Mia Toretto would return after being absent for the events of 2017’s The Fate of the Furious.

Related: Who Is In The Blue Car At The End Of F9

Brian Marcos

The youngest member of the Fast & Furious family, little Brian Marcos is the one to say grace and finally kick off the proceedings. First appearing in 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, Brian is the son of Dom and the late Elena Neves, as well as the leverage that Cipher uses to strongarm Dom into doing her bidding. Fittingly, at the end of that film, Dom names his son Brian, after Brian O’Conner.

Brian O’Conner (Implied)
Brian O'Connor's last scene

Speaking of Brian O’Conner, The Fast and the Furious franchise’s original protagonist is referenced quite a bit during F9’s barbecue scene. With an open seat at the table stopping little Brian from saying grace, Mia reassures Dom that “he’s on the way.” And while Brian is never explicitly seen on camera, the last shot before the credits roll is of his iconic blue Nissan Skyline pulling up to the house, prompting a knowing smirk from Dom. Since Paul Walker’s death in 2013, the character of Brian O’Conner was notably never killed off, but simply retired, so each film has gotten progressively more clever with working around his absence and creating moments like this one.

Tej Parker

At first, the casting of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges in 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious could’ve been written off as just a bit of stunt casting, but ever since the character reemerged in 2011’s Fast Five, Ludacris’ Tej Parker has proven to be an invaluable member of the team. Parker was once a racer-turned-mechanic back when the series was still largely centered around street racing, but with the films escalating from street racing to large-scale heists to global espionage, the character was slotted nicely into the role of the gang’s resident hacker (that is, until Ramsey showed up).

Roman Pearce
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce in Fate of the Furious

Frequently seen bickering on-screen with Tej Parker, Tyrese Gibson’s Roman Pearce was another addition to the crew in 2 Fast 2 Furious and is also at the barbecue at the end of F9. Roman brings the lion’s share of the franchise’s comic relief, able to talk his way out of anything and everything, not to mention freaking out on just about every mission they pull. But as F9 sees him confront his fears and ride a jet-powered Pontiac Fiero to space, Pearce’s trajectory has come a long way, and it’s nice to see both he and Tej make it to the barbecue.

Related: F9: How Han Really Survived

Ramsey looks worried next to a car

A relatively new addition to the team, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey first appeared in 2015’s Furious 7 as an expert computer hacker and the creator of the God’s Eye program. Once the gang rescues Ramsey from the clutches of Mose Jakande, she becomes their new hacker extraordinaire, freeing up Tej Parker for more back-and-forth antics with Roman Pearce. Despite F9’s revelation that the tech expert ironically never learned how to drive, she makes it to the end of the film and takes her spot at the table for the barbecue.

Han Lue
Han rejoins the team in Fast 9

In what is arguably F9’s biggest and most significant reveal, Han Lue has actually been alive this whole time, with Mr. Nobody having faked his apparent death at the hands of Deckard Shaw. Laying low in Tokyo ever since the events of Tokyo Drift, Lue now works for Mr. Nobody on various missions, including the one where he first encountered his ward, Elle. Fast & Furious 9 not only sees Han team up with the gang to take down Jakob, Otto and Cipher, a mid-credits scene sees him come face-to-face with Shaw, his would-be murderer, setting the table for the next film in the Fast & Furious series.

Han next to his adoptive daughter

Elle, the ward of Han Lue, is brand-new to the series, and the only one of Fast & Furious 9’s characters attending the barbecue to have debuted in the latest movie. After the murder of Elle’s parents, a pair of scientists who were instrumental in the creation of Project Ares, Elle is taken in by Han, who becomes her primary caretaker. Elle shows tremendous fighting prowess alongside Letty and Mia in taking on Otto’s goons, even manning a massive mounted gun during the film’s climactic chase. These skills allow the newcomer to survive to the end of F9, allowing her to attend the barbecue.

Sean Boswell

The protagonist of 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Sean Boswell rejoins the series’ main continuity in F9, after a cameo flashback appearance in Furious 7. With Tokyo Drift being made progressively more and more canonical, several characters from the film return in F9, working at a German airbase, where the rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero is created. With Sean and Han’s friendship at the heart of Tokyo Drift, their reunion at the end of F9 is one of the scene’s most powerful moments.

Related: Does F9 Have A Post-Credits Scene (& How Many)?

Earl Hu
Sean Boswell smiles while talking to Tej

Joining Sean Boswell is Earl Hu, part of the former crew from Tokyo Drift that works at the German airbase. Earl is the primary designer of the rocket-powered Fiero, which allows Tej Parker and Roman Pearce to destroy a satellite in outer space. Between his unmatched smarts and a very Marty McFly-esque vest, it’s good to see Earl make it to the ending scene of F9.

Sean and Twinkie inside an elevator in Tokyo Drift

Rounding out the “Tokyo trio” is Twinkie, played by Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, who also first appeared in Tokyo Drift, as well as the flashback in Furious 7. While he adamantly claims he doesn’t go by that name anymore, Twinkie is nonetheless an important part of the crew working at the German airbase, and is equally thrilled to see Han alive and well at the barbecue. It’s unclear if Twinkie, Earl, or Sean will have any further involvement in the series beyond F9, but either way, Twinkie’s presence in the film was a nice surprise.

Rico Santos
tego calderon don omar fast and furious

Rico Santos is one-half of a pair of inmates (with Tego Leo) first seen in 2009’s Los Bandoleros, a short film chronicling the events leading up to Fast & Furious. Leo and Santos’ younger selves are seen interacting with a young Dominic Toretto in one of Fast & Furious 9’s flashback sequences, after Dom’s arrest for beating Kenny Linder nearly to death. While Leo does not make it to the barbecue at the end of F9, Santos explains that he’s busy with his restaurant, catering to Brooklyn hipsters.

More: F9 Ending Explained & Fast & Furious Future Set-Up

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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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