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Fast & Furious Complete Timeline (Including Fast X Flashbacks & Retcons)

Warning: This post contains MAJOR spoilers for Fast XFast X changed up the Fast and Furious timeline again, and here’s a complete breakdown of the franchise’s events, including F9’s flashbacks and retcons. Universal launched the Fast & Furious franchise in 2001 with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker starring a not-so-subtle Point Break homage but with street racing. No one expected that the small movie would pave the way for one of the world’s biggest movie franchises, but that is exactly what happened.

While F9 slots easily into the Fast & Furious timeline, the movie does include events and flashbacks that provide new insights into this world. This includes the long-awaited origin of Dom – which also explains the retcon that he had a brother named Jakob Toretto (John Cena) – and the explanation for how Han survived Deckard Shaw’s (Jason Statham) attempt to kill him. With these new major pieces of information, here’s a breakdown of the complete Fast and Furious timeline.

The Fast And Furious Chronological Movie Order
Dom protecting Isabel and Tess in Fast X.

The success of The Fast and The Furious allowed Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor to star in a spinoff/sequel, with the series going in a new direction for the third movie, Tokyo Drift, which included a cameo by Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto at the end. It wasn’t until the fourth installment of the franchise that Diesel and Walker shared the screen again. Fast & Furious really took off, though, with Fast Five and the addition of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs.

While some might think that the Fast & Furious timeline is relatively straightforward, the death of Han Lue (Sung Kang) in Tokyo Drift and the desire to bring the breakout character back resulted in some changes. The third film in the franchise was retconned to take place between Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7. This means that the official chronological viewing order for Fast & Furious is as follows:

The Fast and the Furious (2001) 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Fast & Furious (2009) Fast Five (2011) Fast & Furious 6 (2013) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Furious 7 (2015) The Fate of the Furious (2017) Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) F9 (2021) Fast X (2023)

Dom Toretto’s Origin (F9)
Vin Diesel in The Fast and the Furious.

Dom’s backstory was teased in past Fast & Furious movies, but F9 utilizes flashbacks to show one of the most significant days of his life. The movie goes back to 1989 to show what would be the final race for Jack Toretto, Dom’s father. The Toretto family was in serious debt so Jack asked Jakob to help him rig the car so they could throw the race and lose. The modification made resulted in Jack not being able to keep control of his car, and he died when the plan went awry.

This resulted in Dom attacking the other driver and nearly killing him, which was teased in past movies, too. Dom then spent some time in jail and figured out that Jakob had something to do with the car’s malfunction. Once he was free, he challenged Jakob to a race with the stipulation that his brother could never come back home if he lost. Dom won and pushed his little brother away and toward a life of crime and spies.

The Fast & The Furious
Dom and Brian look concerned after surviving a car crash in The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and The Furious is the first movie in the franchise and the first in terms of the Fast and Furious timeline. The movie sees Brian O’Connor working as an undercover cop trying to bust a group of racing thieves. This leads him to meet Dom, his sister Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster), Dom’s girlfriend Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), and the rest of their team. Brian begins working for Dom to repay him with a 10-second car. He refuses to believe that Dom and his crew are the criminals he’s looking for but eventually comes to that conclusion. Brian blows his cover to save Vince’s (Matt Schulze) life and then gives Dom the keys to his car so he can escape.

2 Fast 2 Furious
Brian and Roman pose in front of two cars in 2 Fast 2 Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious is the second film in the franchise and takes place a few years after The Fast and The Furious. The movie continues Brian’s story as he is now an ex-cop living in Miami, Florida. He’s approached by a former colleague to take down a local drug lord. Brian puts together a team, which includes franchise stalwarts Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej Parker (Ludacris). It also features the debut of Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes), who has a small role to play in the future.

Fast and Furious
Brian and Dom sit on the hoods of their cars in a garage in Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious is the fourth film in the franchise but moves up to third in the Fast and Furious timeline due to Tokyo Drift’s new position in the timeline. The movie brings Brian and Dom together again after the death of Letty. On his own, Dom searches for answers to Letty’s death and who is responsible, while Brian is now working for the FBI and is revealed to have been using Letty to infiltrate Arturo Braga’s drug cartel. After competing against each other through most of the film, Brian and Dom eventually work together to take down Braga.

Fast & Furious takes place a few years after 2 Fast 2 Furious and includes the debut of Gisele (Gal Gadot), Stasiak (Shea Whigham), Tego (Tego Calderon), and Don (Don Omar). Han also has a small role at the beginning and end as part of Dom’s crew.

Fast Five
Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast Five picks up immediately after the events of Fast & Furious, as the movie begins with Han, Brian, and Mia hijacking the prison transport bus Dom is on. After a few months on the run, Brian and Dom’s lives cross paths again while doing a heist for some extra cash. This is the first appearance of Hobbs, who is tasked with tracking down the fugitives.

Brian and Dom recruit Gisele, Han, Roman, Tej, Tego, and Don to come to Brazil to pull off a massive heist. They successfully steal $100 million by dragging a vault full of money through the streets of Brazil and swapping the vault during a small window. Fast Five features the return and death of Vince, the introduction of Elena (Elsa Pataky), and a post-credits cameo by Monica Fuentes at the end revealing Letty is alive.

Dante Reyes Origin (Fast X)
Dante Reyes in Fast X.

Fast X added a massive flashback to open the movie, and it showed the origin of the new villain for the series. Jason Momoa joined the franchise as Dante Reyes, the son of the drug lord from Fast Five, Hernan Reyes. It showed the inspired vault theft by Dom and Brian in that movie, which led to the death of Hernan. However, it also intercut several scenes into this as Dante was there the entire time. He was also in one of the cars that was firing at Dom in the chase. It all ended with Dante’s car being blown off a bridge and him almost dying as his father did die at the hands of Hobbs, leading Dante on his revenge-fueled mission.

Fast & Furious 6
The fast and Furious 6 cast standing in front of some cars.

Fast & Furious 6 takes place a few months or so after Fast Five since Mia and Brian’s baby has been born. The movie sees Hobbs recruit Dom to take down Owen Shaw as Letty is now working for him. Dom convinces Brian and most of Fast Five’s team members to take on this mission, as Hobbs will get them full pardons if they’re successful. Letty lost her memory in the accident that was supposed to kill her, with Owen Shaw finding her in that state days later.

Fast & Furious 6 marquee airplane runway action scene is both epic and heartbreaking, with Gisele sacrificing herself to save Han and falling to her death. Dom and Elena’s romance ends by the end so he can be with Letty again. The very end of the movie crosses the Fast and Furious timeline between Tokyo Drift and Furious 7 by showing Han’s death at the hands of Deckard Shaw.

The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Han and Sean in Tokyo Drift.

The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift is the third film released in the Fast and Furious timeline, but its placement in the timeline is seventh. The movie primarily follows Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) as he is sent to Tokyo to live with his dad after getting into more trouble with racing stateside. He becomes obsessed with the drifting scene in Tokyo and begins working for Han after he wrecks his car.

Han’s story retroactively sees him working for a crime boss, despite having millions of dollars in the bank, and making the most of Tokyo as he mourns Gisele’s death. Han is then killed in a car crash, with later movies revealing this was Deckard Shaw’s doing as a means to get revenge on Dom’s team for nearly killing Owen. While Sean then bests the Drift King in Han’s memory, the truth is that Han was still alive.

Han Fakes His Death (F9)
Han in a promo from Fast & Furious 9.

F9 added a second retcon to Han’s original death scene in Tokyo Drift by revealing that he didn’t actually die in the Fast and Furious timeline. The movie is vague with the details of how exactly he got out of the burning upside-down car before it explodes, but Han attributes it to Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell). It turns out Mr. Nobody wanted Han to work for him and managed to fake his death at Deckard Shaw’s hand. The best explanation given so far is that Mr. Nobody can make it look very real, as Fast & Furious 9 shows Han, alive, disappearing from the car as Shaw’s leg swings across the frame.

Furious 7
The Family in Fast and Furious.

The events of Furious 7 overlap with Tokyo Drift a bit in the Fast and Furious timeline. Dom is trying to help Letty remember her past life, while Brian is trying to adjust to the domestic lifestyle with Mia as they raise their son and are expecting another. Deckard Shaw begins attacking Dom and his crew, though, and times a bomb to explode on the Torettos’ front porch right after he killed Han. The death of Han drives Han and his team to hunt down Shaw and prevent him from stealing God’s Eye. Furious 7 includes the debut of Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Mr. Nobody, as well as a cameo from Sean Boswell to further mix the Tokyo Drift timeline with this movie’s events.

The Fate Of The Furious
Cypher coerces Dom to betray his friends

The Fate of the Furious is the eighth film in the Fast and Furious timeline and picks up only a few months after Furious 7. The movie sees Cipher (Charlize Theron) manipulate Dom to turn his back on his team to protect the secret son he had with Elena, who had to be conceived between Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. This results in Mr. Nobody assembling Hobbs, Deckard Shaw, Letty, Tej, Ramsey, and Roman to work together to stop him. Elena is killed by Cipher and her and Dom’s son is rescued by Deckard and Owen Shaw in the finale, as Dom turns to work with his team to stop Cipher. The movie includes a full Fast & Furious hero turn for Deckard Shaw, despite the characters believing he killed Han at this time.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Hobbs and Shaw walk while holding a hammer and a bat, respectively

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is the first spinoff from the main franchise and the ninth film overall in the Fast and Furious timeline. It pairs Hobbs and Deckard Shaw together to find the Snowflake virus obtained by Brixton (Idris Elba) and the mysterious, unseen Eteon. Hobbs & Shaw takes place after The Fate of the Furious and features the introduction of another Shaw sibling, Hattie (Vanessa Kirby). Hobbs, Deckard, and Hattie manage to defeat Eteon and Brixton and keep the Snowflake virus from being dispersed. The movie also includes the debuts of Madame M (Eiza Gonzalez), Victor Locke (Ryan Reynolds), and Dinkley (Kevin Hart), as well as the return of Queenie Shaw (Helen Mirren).

Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 9 F9

F9 is the tenth installment in the Fast and Furious timeline overall and takes place at least a few years after The Fate of the Furious. Dom and Letty have retired from their adrenaline-fueled lives to raise Dom’s son Brian. However, they are drawn back into this life when Mr. Nobody goes missing and Dom’s brother Jakob kidnaps Cipher. Dom, Letty, Roman, Tej, Ramsey, Mia, and Han work together to stop Jakob from unleashing Project Ares, which gives the user control over any device on Earth that runs on code.

Fast X
Dom driving a car with Little B in Fast X.

Fast X is the 11th movie in the Fast and Furious timeline overall and the 10th in the main series. The movie only follows F9 by a short time, but it is a full 10 years since the events of Fast Five. That is important because the new villain here, Dante Reyes, was the son of the drug lord that Dom and Brian stole the money from in that earlier movie. He is back for revenge and wants to take away everything Dom has, from his money and reputation to his family to his friends. He succeeds here as well, with a major cliffhanger ending the movie, setting it up for the next and likely last movie in the franchise, Fast 11.

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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.

RELATED: How (& Where) To Watch The Fast & Furious Movies In Order By Release Date & Chronologically

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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Fast & Furious 9 Producers Fined $1M For On-Set Accident, $1.2M Lawsuit Pending

Fast & Furious 9 faces hefty legal outcomes as the producers are fined $1 million for an on-set accident in addition to a $1.2 million lawsuit.

Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel bracing before crash in F9


Fast & Furious 9 producers have been fined $1 million and face a lawsuit over a stunt accident that caused “life-changing” injuries to a stunt performer. Stunt performer Joe Watts suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury after a stunt mishap on the set of Fast & Furious 9. Investigation revealed that the producers neglected to address critical safety components, leading to the accident. Watts is seeking $1.2 million in personal damages.

The Fast & Furious 9 producers face a lawsuit and a hefty fine after a tragic stunt accident during filming in 2019. Directed by Justin Lin, F9: The Fast Saga was released in 2021, and was followed up by Fast X this year. Fast & Furious 9 was a relative box office success, taking home $726 million.

Two years after the film’s release, the Fast & Furious 9 producers are facing a lawsuit after an on-set accident. As per Variety, the producers were fined $1 million for “life-changing” injuries faced by stunt performer Joe Watts. Watts is also suing Warner Bros. $1.2 million in personal damages.

The Fast & Furious 9 Lawsuit Explained

Watts is an experienced stunt performer who has worked on other major action sets including Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. His life changed on the set of Fast & Furious 9 when a stunt mishap flung him 25 feet onto a concrete floor below. This wrongly-executed stunt left Watts with a fractured skull and a traumatic brain injury that has had lasting impacts on the performer.

After an investigation of this incident, it was determined that his stunt vest line had become detached. The incident was then brought up in a U.K. court when the U.K.’s Health and Safety executive claimed that FF9 Pictures had failed to address a critical component during the risk assessment: a “rope snap or link failure.” This failure involved neglecting to inspect Watts’s vest and extend the crash matting. Watts’ injuries were reportedly life-threatening, and District Judge Talwinder Buttar declared him “fortunate to be alive.”

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Watts has not been able to return to work as a stunt performer as a result of his injuries, thus having a vast impact on his career. This fact is noted in his $1.2 million against the production company, which is still pending. As Watts continues to face career losses after his tragic Fast & Furious 9 injury, the lawsuit will hopefully side in his favor as his case develops.

Source: Variety

F9 Poster F9: The Fast Saga Release Date: 2021-06-25 Director: Justin Lin Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 143 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello Budget: $200–225 million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast X, Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast Five, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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Every Planned Fast & Furious Movie That Didn’t Happen (& Why)


Vin Diesel was not the first choice for the role of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious. The studio initially wanted Timothy Olyphant, and there are significant differences between the original project and the final result. Vin Diesel did not return for 2 Fast 2 Furious, the only movie in the main saga without him or Paul Walker. However, a The Fast and the Furious sequel with Diesel could have happened. Vin Diesel was originally supposed to star in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but the studio wanted a high school setting instead. He made a cameo at the end of the film.

Fast & Furious has gone from a low-stakes, standalone movie to a full-on blockbuster franchise, but not every envisioned project has become a reality. The Fast Saga premiered in 2001 with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel as lead actors, and it ended up spreading over 11 movies, one spin-off, two different short films, and a television series as of 2023, with more to come. The Fast & Furious franchise, which grossed over $7 billion globally, was supposed to be even bigger, and some projects will never get to happen.

Initially, the Fast & Furious franchise started as a street racing series with a focus on the car culture, culminating with the 2009 film Fast & Furious. Starting Fast Five, the saga transitioned from car races to heists and espionage, a theme that continued for the rest of the series. Fast & Furious was supposed to end with Fast X, but since there are a few rumored and confirmed Fast & Furious movies in development, the saga will likely continue in some form. Interestingly, Fast & Furious’ history could have been a lot different had any of its canceled or reimagined projects happened in their original forms.

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8 The Original The Fast And The Furious
Vin Diesel Wasn’t The First Choice
Dominic Toretto crosses his arms in front of black smoke from Fast & Furious

Although no one could see any actor portraying Dominic Toretto other than Vin Diesel, he wasn’t the first choice for the part. The first film, based on the article “Racer X” by Ken Li, always had Paul Walker tied to it, as Waulker had worked with director Rob Cohen on 2000’s The Skulls. Gary Scott Thompson wrote the original script, and the action took place in New York. However, David Ayer and Erik Bergquist were brought to the project and changed most of it. When it comes to Dominic Toretto’s role, the studio initially wanted Timothy Olyphant. Luckily for Diesel, Olyphant had previously starred in a car-related film, Gone in 60 Seconds, and declined the role.

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Producer Neal H. Moritz suggested Vin Diesel after his role in the 2000’s Pitch Black. However, despite him not starring in lead roles yet, Diesel didn’t accept the deal right away, and most of the script had to be rewritten with his notes before he accepted. Jordana Brewster wasn’t the first choice, either, as Mia Toretto was originally written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Eliza Dushku. The Fast and the Furious could have been a very different film, but the final result is arguably the better version of the project.

7 Fast & Furious 2 With Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto
The Second Movie Gives Brian A New Partner
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto with Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibbons from 2 Fast 2 Furious

Vin Diesel didn’t return for 2 Fast 2 Furious, even though the first installment helped launch his career. Although he was reportedly offered $25 million to reprise his role, he didn’t sign on for the sequel, because he didn’t feel like the film needed one and didn’t like the script. 2 Fast 2 Furious went on to introduce Tyrese’s Roman Pearce and put Paul Walker’s Brian in the spotlight. However, had Diesel joined the sequel, it would surely have been massively different from what audiences got. Years later, Diesel confirmed that he would’ve done things differently and fought harder for revisions on the script, as he did with the first one.

6 Tokyo Drift With Toretto As The Main Character
Vin Diesel Only Had a Small Cameo
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and the Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift's Luke and Han

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the third installment in the Fast saga. However, it can be considered a standalone as it doesn’t feature any of the previous characters. It introduces Sung Kang as Han Lue, who would go on to reprise his role in 2009’s Fast & Furious. Vin Diesel reprised his role as Dominic Toretto in a very brief cameo at the end of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, though, but that only happened after making a unique deal with Universal Pictures: he wanted the rights to Riddick, the sci-fi action saga for which he wanted to develop a sequel.

Although he has a short cameo at the end of the film, Vin Diesel was originally supposed to star in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The movie’s screenwriter, Chris Morgan, told UPROXX. “Essentially it was Tokyo Drift, but it was with Vin, and his character kind of had to go out and learn drifting. And there was a murder he had to solve. … And they said, ‘Nah, can’t do that. We have to do high school.’” Luckily, they didn’t go for that idea, and the franchise lived on, with Diesel and the rest of the cast returning for the fourth one. Tokyo Drift would be “retconned back” into the franchise during Fast & Furious 6’s post-credits scene.

5 Vin Diesel’s Solo Dominic Toretto Movie
Fast & Furious Was Supposed To Be Dom’s Movie
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in Fast & Furious

Vin Diesel is the star of the Fast & Furious franchise, but he almost had his solo movie, too. Diesel’s career only evolved after The Fast And The Furious, and he made his way back to Dom Toretto with a cameo in 2006’s The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Diesel would fully return to the role and reunite with the original cast for 2009’s Fast & Furious. However, before the 2009 film reunited the original crew, it was supposed to be a solo Dominic Toretto movie. Considering how solid Fast & Furious (2009) was, and how it reignited the franchise, it’s good that a solo Toretto film didn’t happen during that time.

4 Hobbs & Shaw 2
The Sequel With Dwayne Johnson And Jason Statham Is Long In The Works

Hobbs & Shaw introduced the franchise’s antiheroes, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), giving them their spin-off film in 2019. The spin-off was a success, making $760 million at the box office with a $200 million budget. Naturally, Universal greenlit a sequel, but it never materialized. The movie was supposed to take the two action stars on more adventures, but it’s unlikely it will happen now.

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Hobbs & Shaw 2 has been in active development since November 2021, but there are not many details available. The latest updates indicate that the next Hobbs movie will not be a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw. Instead, it will be a Dwayne Johnson solo Fast & Furious film building up from Fast X’s ending. Despite his differences with Vin Diesel, The Rock reprised his role in Fast X in a post-credits scene, setting up his solo future in the franchise.

3 The Original Furious 7
Paul Walker’s Tragic Death Called For Many Changes

Furious 7 picks up after the events of Fast & Furious 6 and mixes with Tokyo Drift, with Lucas Black reprising his role as Sean Boswell. After appearing in the credits scene of Fast & Furious 6, Jason Statham has a bigger role in the movie. The film also marks Paul Walker’s last acting credit, as he passed away during filming. Universal put the movie on hold, and, although Furious 7 was almost canceled, the filmmakers were able to reshoot and rewrite the film. For the remaining scenes in the movie, Paul Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, acted as stand-ins for Brian’s scenes. Later, they used CGI to recreate Paul Walker’s face.

2 Fast X as the Series’ Ending
Fast X Was Supposed To Tie All Lose Ends
Cipher in Fast 9 and the poster for Furious X

The Fast saga had been hinting at “one last ride” for a while, although there is no certain end in sight. It was all supposed to end with Fast X, which would tie all loose ends. Later, the project evolved into a two-part finale. Justin Lin was supposed to direct both films but exited Fast X due to creative differences. With Dwayne Johnson’s new Fast & Furious spinoff in development, it’s clear that Fast X is no longer really the end of the franchise. It also remains to be seen whether Fast & Furious 12 will happen as, despite what Vin Diesel has hinted at, a new film in the main saga after Fast X, Part 2 has yet to be confirmed.

1 All-Female Fast & Furious Spin-Off
A Project Long In The Works
Gisele, Cipher, and Letty in Fast & Furious

In 2019, Vin Diesel teased an all-female spin-off for the Fast & Furious franchise. Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet were tied to the project for the script, and the timeline suggested it would come out after Fast 9. That hasn’t happened yet, but the project isn’t canceled, so it might happen eventually. Still, there’s no certainty about it. It’s unclear which Fast & Furious characters would be part of the movie, but Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Tess (Brie Larson), Gisele (Gal Gadot), and Cipher (Charlize Theron) would likely be part of it.

Sources: UPROXX

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