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Is Fast & Furious 10 The Last One?

Fast X is the latest installment of the Fast Saga, but is Fast X the last movie in the franchise? Long before the ensemble cast of Fast X, the Fast & Furious movies began with the modest introduction of The Fast and the Furious, which took the general template of Point Break and traded surfing for street racing. Eventually, the Fast & Furious franchise became a belated phenomenon with the 2011 monster hit Fast Five. Not only has the franchise risen to towering heights of blockbuster success, but it also indulged in increasingly brazen levels of unabashed absurdity. By the time of 2021’s F9, Roman and Tej were going on space adventures.

With Fast X just having been released, the increasingly ambitious adventures of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his inner circle, whom he regards as “family,” are seemingly coming to an end. Whether or not a sequel arrives, Fast X is certainly the beginning of the end of the Fast and Furious franchise. The 2023 release sees Dom and his crew facing off against Dante Reyes, the son of Fast Five’s villain, Hernan Reyes, who wants revenge on the Fast family. Dante is the biggest threat Dom and the crew has ever faced, and Fast X ends on a cliffhanger, but, is Fast X the last movie?

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Fast & Furious X Is Part 1 Of A Two-Part Finale
Split image of Gisele in Fast and Furious 6 and Cipher and Letty in the snow in Fast X

Though Fast X isn’t the last movie in the Fast saga, it’s technically the first half of it. Fast X is the first part of a two-part finale, just like how Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was split into two movies, and just like how the upcoming Mission: Impossible story has been split into two movies. This trend is increasingly popular in Hollywood, especially following the phenomenal success of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Fast X drew so much inspiration from Avengers: Infinity War by ending on a cliffhanger where the villain has the upper hand.

At the end of Fast X, Dante has rigged a whole dam with explosives where Dom and his son are trapped, just like how Thanos erased half of the universe’s population before cutting to credits. Avengers: Infinity War’s ending significantly helped Avengers: Endgame’s box office and helped it become the second-highest-grossing movie of all time, and Universal obviously has hopes that Fast X’s ending will have the same kind of impact. The end of Fast X also saw the return of Gisele (Gal Gadot) who emerged from a submarine, and a post-credits scene brought back Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), so the tenth movie is building toward an epic final Fast and Furious movie.

Why The Fast & Furious Franchise Is Ending With Fast 11
Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes behind the wheel of a car in Fast X

Movie franchises don’t usually come to an end until they start to be unsuccessful at the box office, and while Fast X had a less-than-stellar box office performance, it had been planned to end the franchise with Fast and Furious 11 way before the Fast X underperformance. As Vin Diesel, who is also an executive producer on the series has explained, Fast & Furious 11 ending the series is a matter of concluding the franchise at the right time. On Fast 11 ending the series, Diesel stated (via Vulture): “The finale comes because every good story needs a finale; because every book that you’ve read has a last chapter; because that’s the nature of storytelling.”

The idea of the end of the Fast and Furious franchise at all is one of the series’ unexpected accomplishments. The early Fast & Furious films were largely standalone stories like The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (with Tokyo Drift becoming retroactively pivotal to the series) that did not have the same narrative structure or commercial dominance as they would later take on. The fact that Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 will fill that role for the series shows just how much the Fast Saga has indeed become a saga. Is Fast X the last movie? No, but it is quite clearly setting the stage for something big to go down.

Will There Be Fast & Furious Spinoffs After Fast X & Fast 11?
Hobbs looks suspicious in Fast X

While the main Fast Saga is coming to an end with the grand finale of Fast & Furious 11, that doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be any more adventures in the Fast & Furious universe. Diesel himself alluded to this in his Vulture interview, stating, “I’m sure that there are people that would love for Fast to continue on and on and on and on. The universe, the Fast Universe, will do that, clearly, and there’ll be different iterations of stories and different storylines that are played out within the future.”

While Hobbs & Shaw 2 is in development hell, a different Hobbs movie has been fast-tracked. The Fast X post-credits scene revealed that Dante was also after Hobbs, as it was Hobbs who killed Hernan Reyes in Fast Five. Dante set up a Saw-like puzzle and videotape for Hobbs to discover in the post-credits scene, to which Hobbs didn’t seem all that phased, effectively telling the “son of a b****” to bring it on. Johnson has revealed that the scene wasn’t setting up the events of Fast and Furious 11 but another Hobbs spin-off movie that will be released between Fast X and Fast & Furious 11.

Though the solo Hobbs movie is the only confirmed spinoff, so many others have been mentioned by the cast members. An all-female movie with Mia, Letty, and even Cardi B’s Leysa has been spoken about, as has a movie about Mr. Nobody, and at one point a direct sequel to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was even rumored. Hobbs & Shaw 2 could even be revived after the last Fast and Furious movie. After all, Hobbs and Shaw was a bigger success than both F9 and Fast X, and at this point, Hobbs & Shaw 2 is Universal’s best chance at recuperating its losses from Fast X.

Fast X May Not Have Set Up A Finale After All
Dante being held back with a gun in Fast X

Though Fast X had been marketed as the first of an epic two-part finale to the Fast & Furious series, it might not actually be the end at all, and Diesel has seemingly walked back his original comments. Just before the release of Fast X, the actor excitedly teased that the 10th film is the first of something of a trilogy that will end the Fast and Furious franchise (via Variety). The actor commented, “Going into making this movie, the studio asked if this could be a two-parter. And after the studio saw this one, they said, ‘Could you make Fast X, the finale, a trilogy?'”

Michelle Rodriguez added, “It’s three acts in any story.” However, it’s worth noting that Universal has yet to confirm Fast & Furious 12, and Diesel could have been referring to the Hobbs solo movie, which is sandwiched between Fast X and Fast & Furious 11. Including the untitled Hobbs film, which is confirmed, that would essentially make Fast X the first of a trilogy ending. Either way, even though Fast and Furious 11 was originally intended to be the last Fast and Furious movie, it’s now unclear if there’ll be a 12th movie in the Fast Saga or not.

The Movie After Fast X Was Supposed To End The Franchise
Vin Diesel using a car door as a shield in Fast X

The end of the Fast and Furious franchise was originally supposed to be the two-parter that is Fast X and Fast and Furious 11, and whether or not the franchise does continue with a 12th movie, ending the series is a great decision on Universal’s part. Franchises don’t typically end until they’ve totally run out of steam or bomb at the box office, and while some may argue that the Fast Saga isn’t what it once was, Universal is one of the few studios that has decided to end a series while it’s still supremely successful. That’s a brave and respectable movie from the studio. However, it likely won’t be long until the Fast and Furious series is inevitably rebooted.

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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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