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Every Main Character’s First And Last Line In The Franchise (So Far)

Throughout the last 20 years, the Fast and Furious franchise has changed tremendously. Where the first movie was centered on fast cars and racing, the final few have seen they engage in government-operated heists. Where the biggest villain was a small-time gangster, now they are taking down cyber-terrorists and druglords.

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However, most fans will agree the biggest change that has occurred would be between the characters. In some form or another, all characters had evolved. But whether it was for the better is still up for debate. Some may not realize but you can tell a lot about a character just by their dialogue.    

Megan Ramsey

Megan Ramsey at a laptop in Fast & Furious 6

“Stay away from me” – “When you guys figure it out, I guess you can let me know.”
While Megan Ramsey didn’t exactly have the most iconic entrance in Furious 7, the hacker has shown a lot of promise in terms of character development. Revealed to be the creator of “God Eye,” Ramsey has proven to be one of the most intelligent people in the series, with her strengths mostly highlighted through her computer and deduction skills. She has also been seen to have great chemistry with the other crew members too.
The only issue fans would say is that they still don’t know anything about her backstory. As her last line suggests, while she does feel comfortable around “Dom’s crew,” they hardly know anything about her. They didn’t even know her full name. She has so much potential that, hopefully, won’t go wasted.

Luke Hobbs

 Luke Hobbs tracks down Dom and his crew in Rio in Fast Five

“All right, listen up. The men we’re after are professional runners.” – “Looking forward to it Shaw.”
Luke Hobbs may not class himself as a member of Toretto’s crew, but his relationship with them all has come a long way. When he was introduced in Fast Five, he was deadset in bringing all of them in and sending them to prison.
However, this soon changed once he realized how corrupt certain government sectors were and became a lot more open-minded to the crew’s activities. Still, this doesn’t mean that he will compromise his morals for anyone. If he thinks an individual, like Shaw, is dangerous and needs to pay for their crimes, he will continue with his pursuit and bring them to justice.

Gisele Yashar

Gisele in Fast & Furious Franchise

“Driver’s license.” – “Sh*t!”
As fans can tell from her first and last line, Gisele was a great character that was extremely undervalued in the franchise. She was an amazing fighter and a highly skilled member of the team. Problem was, she ended up only being used to serve another character’s arc.
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When she was initially introduced to the franchise, she was intended to be the love interest of Dom Toretto. By the fifth and sixth movie, her arc ended up being tied to Han’s. Although fans will forever remember her for sacrificing herself to save Han, they probably won’t remember anything significant in her life – which was disappointing.

Han Lue

Sung Kang as Han in Fast And Furious Tokyo Drift

“That means a lot coming from you.” – “You would still be shaking down tea houses for chump change if it wasn’t for me.”
One of the more underrated character arcs in the franchise, Han has become one of the favorites in the entire franchise. Introduced in the Fast & Furious short film prequel “Los Bandoleros,” it is clear to all that Han and Dom have a great bond as they are seen to be laughing and joking about each other’s appearance. It is also quite apparent that Dom and Han highly trust each other, which was quite the opposite of Han’s relationship with Takashi (D.K).
After Han moves to Tokyo, the viewers learn he has a close friendship with Takashi. However, it turns out that Han may have been using him for one of his bolder scams. While Han does stand his ground when D.K. confronts him, it has become clear that he may have become too arrogant and known, which ‘cost him his life.”

Mia Toretto

Mia Toretto in Fast and Furious

“Tuna on white, no crust, right?” – “Yeah, good job.”
Who would think that a simple question about a sandwich would end up being one of the most important moments in her life? While Mia was initially introduced to be the “love interest” of Brian and sister to Dom, her role didn’t exactly get better. Most of the time, Mia disappeared into the background, doing her best to stay out of her brother’s heists.
Her protective and maternal instincts for the group may have brought her into the fold on more than one occasion, but after she became a mother, her character arc was reduced even further. Hopefully, she will be included far more in the F9 plot.

Roman Pierce

Tyrese Gibson as Roman in Fast and Furious 9

“Only my homeboys call me Rome, pig.” – “Welcome to the family Brian.”
Introduced in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Roman Pearce was seen to be the former childhood best friend of Brian. However, after Roman went to prison for a string of thefts and holding stolen goods, he grew to hate everything that Brian embodied and insisted they were no longer friends.
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Nevertheless, his vendetta didn’t last very long as he and Brian soon reconnected once the former FBI agent helped him clear his criminal record. From that point on, the two were practically inseparable. So when Dom informed everyone that his son was called “Brian,” he was thrilled.

Tej Parker

Fast & Furious Tej Parker poses with a green background

“Serious, Ray, you’re making me lose money” – “Hey, Mrs. Parker”
When the audience first met Tej in 2 Fast 2 Furious, straight away, it was made clear that Tej liked to make money wherever he saw an opportunity arise – whether that be in street racing, gambling, or mechanical repairs. However, by the end of the seventh movie, the audiences have learned a lot more about him.
He’s skilled with technology, is a great strategist, and is extremely funny. As the movie series goes on, the writers have started to use his friendship with Roman to provide comic relief for the movies. Fans couldn’t imagine the series without him

Letty Ortiz

Letty Michelle Rodriguez in Fast and Furious

“Chill out bro. He’s just slinging parts for Harry, man.” – “He’s beautiful.”
When the audience was first introduced to Dom’s crew, Letty was deemed to be the more rational and level-headed member. As soon as Vince spotted Brian’s truck, she was the first one to try and ease his anger by telling him to not jump to conclusions.
Unfortunately, as one can remember from her last line, Letty hasn’t had much of an arc of her own. Sure, she has been involved in a few fight and action sequences. The writers just seem to always manage to tie her arc back to Dom’s. While fans would like to see how Letty, Dom, and Brian work as a family unit, it would be good to see Letty has an individual story too (even Rodriguez agrees).

Dom Toretto

Dominic Toretto stand in front of a street lined with souped up cars in The Fast and the Furious

“What’d you put in that sandwich” – “Okay, I guess it’s my turn to say grace.”
Considering that Brian was meant to be investigating a hardcore criminal, that wasn’t the first impression the fans got. Rather, they got to meet the humorous and light-hearted family man, who had a great relationship with his sister. While Dom could be dangerous and a little reckless sometimes, this adrenalin-fueled attitude stopped after a few years. He may partake in the occasional mission to help the government, but Dom prefers to settle down and just spend time with his family.

Brian O’Conner

Fast and Furious Pail Walker as Brian

“I don’t know. How is it?” – “Hey. Thought you could leave without saying goodbye?”
As fans know, the first spoken lines in the franchise were in an interaction between Mia and Brian. While the film did reveal that Brian had initially scoped the cafe to try and get closer to Dom, Brian later told Mia that he ordered “a lot of those sandwiches” because he wanted to get to know her more.
Ordering that sandwich proved to be the best decision of his life as he found the family he always wanted with the Torettos. Sadly, the franchise decided to retire the character in Furious 7 after Paul Walker’s untimely death, which meant his last line was more poignant and meaningful than the others.
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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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