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10 Things About The Movie That Made No Sense

Warning: This article contains major spoilers for F9 (Fast and Furious 9).

It’s fairly common for a Fast & Furious movie to make fans suspend their disbelief over the theatricality involved, but there are usually explanations given for in-universe logic. F9’s story saw Dominic Toretto and his crew get back into action to fight his brother and locate the Aries device, with Han Lue also returning despite having been believed to be dead.
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The premise itself set up a number of questions over how things could be possible, and it turns out that F9 left a lot of answers hanging. This means several aspects just don’t make sense, with these ranging from character decisions, plot holes, and even the lack of physics.

Why Jakob Didn’t Tell Dom The Truth About Their Father Earlier?

Dom and Jakob have a staredown in F9

Jakob was different from normal villains in that he was made out to be a sympathetic Fast & Furious character, who was wrongfully exiled by Dom for seemingly causing their father’s demise. In their confrontation before the climax, Jakob revealed that their father had told him to sabotage his car and the accident was his own fault.
What doesn’t make sense is why Jakob so readily revealed this information to Dom during F9 and not when they were younger. He had no qualms with sharing the truth in the end, yet he didn’t think to do so back when it would have salvaged his relationship with Dom.

Cipher’s Sudden Attempt At Revenge Over Dom

Cipher talks to Jakob in F9

By the events of the movie, Dom and Letty had been living by themselves for a number of years, with Cipher never having threatened them in the interim. She was free until the beginning of F9 when she was apprehended by Jakob, meaning she had all the time she needed to get revenge on Dom.
However, she decided to do so at the movie’s climax by using her drone and was incensed when she was unsuccessful. This was when Dom fully prepared for her attack, so it doesn’t make sense why Cipher would make her move then and not when he wasn’t expecting it.

Why Mia Didn’t Track Down Jakob Through Mr. Nobody

Mia Toretto giving side eye in Fast and Furious 9

Mia revealed to Letty that she’d been in contact with Jakob for some time after his exile and even broke into a police database to try and track him when he stopped talking to her. While Dom never changed his stance on the lack of loyalty Jakob showed their family, Mia was clearly hoping to reconcile with her brother.
If that’s the case, then it doesn’t make sense why she didn’t ask Mr. Nobody to track him down during Furious 7, seeing as he had connections worldwide and would have easily located him. What’s more, it turned out Jakob used to be Mr. Nobody’s agent, so finding him would’ve been even easier.

Jakob & Otto’s Plans For Aries

Fast and Furious 9 Jakob Toretto John Cena

It was never actually stated that Otto and Jakob planned to use Aries for nefarious means, with the former even telling Cipher that their plan actually made them “good guys.” Not only was the actual plan not revealed, but it doesn’t make sense how it could have benefitted anyone either.
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After all, activating Aries involved finding Han’s adoptive daughter and using her DNA, all of which was without her consent. Moreover, Otto and Jakob killed a number of people to attain Aries, putting blood on their hands straightaway and instantly making them bad guys.

What Happened To Mr. Nobody?

Mr Nobody giving orders in Furious 7.

Although Mr. Nobody has been intentionally kept as a mysterious figure, there’s no explaining how he was never found. After all, it was confirmed that he went down in the plan Jakob attacked, yet Mr. Nobody’s body was never found and none of his present whereabouts were detailed.
Since the main reason Dom’s crew got into the conflict in F9 was to find Mr. Nobody, it’s strange how they didn’t try to recover information over where he could be and how he disappeared in the first place.

The Physics Of A Car In Space

Fast and the furious 9 Ludacris Space

F9 pushed the boundaries of believability to the absolute limit as Roman and Tej were shown heading into space. The really bizarre aspect about this was the fact that they left on a car rather than a spaceship.
According to the movie, the only requirement was to have a rocket strapped to the car to allow the duo to become astronauts. The physics behind this was never explained other than that the rocket was enough to boost for them to go to space.

Jakob’s Sudden Abandonment Of His Mission

Jakob pointing a gun at Dom in Fast and Furious 9

Despite having a number of characters, F9 had few with genuine story arcs (although Jakob did get one). His main mission was to activate Aries, for which he even threatened his family and took down his former boss in Mr. Nobody.
By the end, though, Jakob was very willing to abandon his plan after Otto’s betrayal. This doesn’t make sense since Jakob was only using Otto for his resources and his goal of using Aries was independent of this. And yet, Jakob easily let go of his mission upon reconciling with Dom as if it didn’t mean anything to begin with.

Why Mr. Nobody Would Conceal Jakob’s Identity From Dom

The Fast and furious recap Dominic Toretto Hans death Mr Nobody

F9 answered several long-running questions about Dominic Toretto, namely the backstory of his family. It turned out Jakob was Mr. Nobody’s rogue agent, meaning the latter knew him before he met Dom in Furious 7.
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With this in mind, it makes no sense why Mr. Nobody didn’t tell Dom about his younger brother the whole time, especially since Dom had started considering him as part of their family. Mr. Nobody was also aware of the Toretto family history, so concealing information about Jakob has no purpose attached to it.

Han Confronting Shaw After So Many Years

Han and Deckard Shaw from Fast & Furious.

The stinger of F9 had Han confront Deckard Shaw for unknown reasons, leaving it to be resolved in the next movie. While it was an adequate sequel hook, Han’s move isn’t exactly logical since this confrontation came so many years after it was due.
It also meant that Han knew of Shaw’s whereabouts the whole time, which in itself negates the need for him to have faked his death since he would’ve been aware of where his enemy was at all times. Although the sequel will no doubt shed light on this, F9 made it all too confusing.

The Truth Of Han’s Survival

Han next to his adoptive daughter

F9 revisited the moment fans have wanted answers over for several years, with Han’s “death” shown once again in greater detail. However, this didn’t carry any sensible explanation, as Han revealed that Mr. Nobody had conducted a magic trick of sorts.
Onscreen, it appeared as if Han had teleported from the scene of his car crash over to the top floor of another building. It’s not possible for him to disappear from one spot and reappear in another, yet this is exactly how it was shown in the movie and Han never bothered to clarify.
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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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