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Every Fast & Furious Character Confirmed To Return In Fast X

Fast and Furious is returning for the first of a two-part-finale with Fast X, bringing back some old and new faces. After many possible “one last rides,” it was confirmed that Fast & Furious 10 and 11 would bring an end to the saga that spanned more than 20 years. From The Fast and the Furious (2001) to F9 (2021), the Fast and Furious franchise has grown bigger both in scale and cast at each installment, to the point that Fast X will be an ensemble of Hollywood stars and the most expensive Fast and Furious movie yet.

Curiously, the first three Fast and Furious movies focused on a small number of main characters – from two to three – with barely any connection between each installment. That started to change when Fast & Furious (2009) reunited Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner for the first time since The Fast and the Furious while also bringing back Letty, Mia, and, thanks to a timeline reordering, Han. The concept of Dom Toretto’s crew was then expanded in Fast Five, which saw the returns of characters from all previous movies, including Brian and Tej from 2 Fast 2 Furious and Gisele from Fast & Furious.

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From then on, the Fast and Furious cast continued to receive additions at each movie, and most of the crew put together in Fast Five remained in the franchise. The Rock’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Shaw, both who were around up until The Fate of the Furious, exit the main saga to star in their own spinoff, but the also executive producer Vin Diesel was quick to bring John Cena as the new action star of the series. Between well-known faces and characters that only debuted in F9, here is a breakdown of every Fast and Furious character returning for Fast X.

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel)
Vin Diesel Fast and Furious

Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto has been the face of the Fast and Furious franchise for the last 20 years, especially after skipping 2 Fast 2 Furious and only doing a cameo in Tokyo Drift to return in Fast & Furious. As such, it is no surprise that Dominic Toretto returns in Fast X. Vin Diesel’s star power is one of the reasons why Fast and Furious has remained successful, while Dom Toretto is the one responsible for keeping the family together. F9 made the family themes even more important for Toretto as his brother Jakob returned, and it will be interesting to see how that affects the character going forward.

Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster)
Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto in F9

Mia Toretto is one of the original The Fast and the Furious characters who are still part of the franchise. Mia has been a constant presence in the Fast and Furious movies since Fast & Furious (2009), the only exception being The Fate and the Furious. F9 saw Jordana Brewster’s character taking part in the action, an exciting change after her previous appearances had been very limited. According to Vin Diesel, Fast & Furious 10 originally didn’t involve Mia, but fortunately, the character was written back into the story, and Jordana Brewster will return for the first part of the finale.

Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez)

Letty is also one of the original The Fast and the Furious characters. Like Mia, Michelle Rodriguez’s character returned for the first time in Fast & Furious (2009), and after being assumed dead for most of the movie, she was revealed to be alive at the end of Fast Five. Letty eventually reconnected with Dom Toretto, who is now her husband. Letty is one of the pillars of Fast and Furious, and as such, she returns in Fast X.

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Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson)
Fast and Furious Tyrese Gibson as Roman

While Tyrese’s Roman was initially written to be a replacement for Vin Diesel’s Dom in 2 Fast 2 Furious, the character became his own thing after returning for Fast Five. Roman is the closest to comic relief in Fast and Furious, and he seems to be the only character who is self-aware about how absurd their adventures have become. In fact, in F9, Tyrese’s Roman almost concluded he was in a movie. Tyrese remained in the franchise even after his feud with The Rock, and Roman is returning for Fast X.

Tej Parker (Ludacris)
Tej Parker driving a car in Fate of the Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious had another legacy for the Fast and Furious franchise, Ludascris’ Tej. Like Roman, Tej returned in Fast Five and has not skipped a movie since. Tej is the hacker of the crew along with Ramsey, and while he dreams of living a peaceful life in his own car shop, Ludacris’s Fast and Furious character is always ready to help. The interactions between Roman and Tej have been a highlight of Fast and Furious, and those will continue as both are returning for Fast X.

Han Lue (Sung Kang)
Han new car fast and furious 9

After F9 finally brought justice for Han, to an extent, it would be hard to imagine Sung Kan’s character not returning for Fast X. Han has been an audience favorite since his debut in Tokyo Drift, to the point Fast & Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 were all written as prequels only to make sure Han could appear. Even after the Fast and Furious timeline caught up with Tokyo Drift, there was still a claim for the movies to bring Han back, especially after Deckard Shaw became friends with Dom, and those were heard in F9.

Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel)
F9 Ramsey poses in front of a car

Although Ramsey was introduced halfway through Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s character has quickly become an essential part of the crew. She surpasses Tej’s hacking skills and has stuck around with Dom and his family even though she is not a fan of driving. Should Fast X continue to deal with the God’s Eye MacGuffin, Ramsey will be there to assist.

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Little Nobody (Scott Eastwood)
Scott Eastwood in The Fate of the Furious pic

One surprising Fast X cast announcement is that Scott Eastwood’s “Little Nobody” is returning. The character was introduced in The Fate of the Furious as Mr. Nobody’s assistant but proceeded to be absent in F9. What happened to Mr. Nobody in F9 was not made clear, and Little Nobody’s return in Fast X can make Kurt Russel’s character’s fate more clear.

Cipher (Charlize Theron)
Charlize Theron as Cipher in Fast and Furious 10

Charlize Theron’s Cipher has already seen her plans fail twice thanks to Dominic Toretto, but she is up to try again in Fast X. Considering how Jason Momoa’s Fast X character will be a villain, it is impossible to say how big Cipher’s role in the movie will be. There have also been talks of a Cipher spinoff.

Jakob Toretto (John Cena)
John Cena Jakob toretto Fast and furioius 9

John Cena’s Jakob Toretto is the latest addition to the Fast and Furious family. Jakob was revealed to be Dom and Mia’s lost brother, who had returned to take revenge on Vin Diesel’s character. As it has become a tradition in the Fast and Furious movies, Jakob Toretto was redeemed in F9, and John Cena’s character will return in Fast X.

Buddy (Michael Rooker)
Michael Rooker Buddy Fast and furious 9 Dom Toretto

Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad star Michael Rooker had a small in F9. He played Buddy, who used to work with Jack Toretto and later raised Jakob. Michael Rooker is confirmed to return in Fast X, meaning that the movie could explore more about Dom and Jakob’s past.

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Leysa (Cardi B)
F9 Cardi B as Leysa

F9 had a surprise Cardi B cameo. The music star played Leysa, sister of Fast & Furious (2009)’s character Cara Mirtha. Leysa was sent by Helen Mirren’s Magdalene Shaw to rescue Dom, and the character is confirmed to return in Fast X.

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

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

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

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

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

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

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

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