Connect with us


10 Questions About Jakob Toretto, Answered

Jakob Toretto is a perfect addition to the Fast & Furious franchise as he is a great driver, a tough fighter, and a heist king. More importantly, he is Dominic Toretto’s brother. As is the case with most new characters, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding Jakob Toretto, since he had never been mentioned in the franchise before.

RELATED: The 10 Best Memes Celebrating F9’s Release
Fans have plenty of questions about Jakob, and the answers can get lost in the high-octane action and top-level stands that tend to be the focus of the franchise. The questions range from plot details about the character to his background to behind-the-scenes information about the actors that portray him.

Who Plays A Young Jakob?

British actor Finn Cole who plays a young Jakob Toretto in f9

The older Jakob is portrayed by John Cena, who most fans are familiar with. As for the younger Jakob Toretto, the credits point to English actor, Finn Cole. Cole is best known for portraying the gangster Michael Gray in Peaky Blinders, one of the best BBC period dramas. Cole also portrays the protagonist Joshua “J” Cody in the TNT drama Animal Kingdom.
Cole’s impressive showing will likely earn him more lucrative roles in the near future. He’s still a newcomer in Hollywood, having only appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows. Like Jakob, Cole has a capable brother in real life too. His brother Joe Cole also stars in Peaky Blinders and the action-drama Gangs Of London.

Why Has Jakob Been MIA For So Long?

Jakob and Dom point their guns at each other in F9

The revelation that Dom comes as a shocker to the franchise’s fans. Why has Dom never talked about Jakob before? It all has to do with the death of their father. Jakob was allegedly responsible so Dom challenged him to a race. Jakob lost and was forced to move from Los Angeles. During his time away, he began working for Mr. Nobody.
It’s understandable for Dom to want nothing to do with Jakob for all those years. He adored his father and his death hurt him deeply. Since he couldn’t kill Jakob to avenge their father’s death, the only punishment he could give him was to banish him for good and forget about him.

How Does Jakob Have The Same Skills As Dom?

Fast and Furious 9 Jakob Toretto John Cena

Fans of the franchise have seen Dom go on countless missions, engage in deadly fights, and win numerous races. But how is Jakob equally capable? According to Cipher, Jakob has pushed himself his whole life to be like Dom. This means he’s been watching and imitating his brother all along. Working for Mr. Nobody was helpful too.
RELATED: 10 Best Quotes From F9
Dom is basically portrayed as an all-around perfect human. He is a good father, good husband, good racer, and a heist king. Given all the good qualities, it makes sense for his younger brother to want to be just like him. It’s been decades since the two saw each other so Jakob has had plenty of time to hone his skills.

Which Cars Does Jakob Drive?

furious 9 john cena f9

Jakob drives some of the most expensive cars in the franchise. He is first seen in a 2015 Ford Mustang GT350 when he shows up in Montequinto to steal the first half of Project Aries. Later on, he steals a 2012 Toyota GT86 in the streets of Edinburgh. The next car Jacob uses is the 2012 Toyota GT86, which he drives after Otto turns on him. Lastly, he is gifted a 1968 Dodge Charger by Dom.
Jakob’s choice of cars suits a speed-loving antagonist like him. Each of the cars has a maximum speed of over 200 mph as well as a loud exhaust sound, meaning the “fast and furious” aspect is taken care of. As a former LA racing champion, Jakob has an easy time handling all the cars he lays his hands on.

How Is Mia’s Relationship With Jakob?

Mia and Han pursue Otto's henchmen in Fast 9

Dom never gets along with Jakob after their father’s death but in his sister Mia’s case, things are a bit complicated. In F9, Mia claims she stayed in touch with Jakob for a while after their father’s death but eventually lost touch. However, in 2009’s Fast & Furious, she asks Dom: “How do you say goodbye to your only brother?” in reference to Brian.
It should be presumed that the contradicting information is nothing but a continuity error. If Mia had indeed kept in touch with Jakob briefly, she wouldn’t have asked Dom that question. Alternatively, her question might have meant they no longer considered Jakob as a member of the family.

What Is Project Aries?

Jakob Toretto mocks Dom after getting released by Otto's men in F9

In the movie, Jakob and Otto are keen on acquiring Project Aries. This is a system that can control all of the world’s computers and weapons. It was created by the parents of Han’s friend Elle, who split it into two halves to avoid it being used by different parties, Jakob and Otto. Only Elle’s DNA can activate the program.
RELATED: 10 Actors Who Would Be Perfect As The Next Fast & Furious Villain
The use of a complicated piece of tech to introduce an estranged brother that had never been mentioned before is an arc that fits perfectly in the franchise. It also helps maintain the engrossing espionage themes that have made the recent installments gross excessive amounts of dollars.

How Old Is Jakob?

Jakob gets rescued by Otto after being captured by Dom in F9

The Fast & Furious franchise has been quite cagey with details about character ages. Though John Cena is 44-years old in real life, this can’t be his age in the movie. Events revolving around the younger Jakob take place in 1989 in the movie.
In this specific year, John Cena was 13-years old. Since the younger Jakob is portrayed as an adult during the 1989 events, the character has to be at least 50-years-old as per the current timeline. Finn Cole is 25-years-old and if his age is to be taken into account, Jakob would be 57-years-old in the current timeline.

Was Jakob Really Responsible For His Father’s Death?

Dom and Jakob have a staredown in F9

Though Dom initially thinks that Jakob is solely to blame for his father Jack’s death, he is quite innocent. Jack was already planning to throw his race in order to pay off some of his debts. He instructed Jakob to tamper with the car. Sadly, things didn’t go according to plan. The fact that Jakob never explained this to Dom earlier is one of the things that don’t make sense about F9.
The events prove that Jack was a man who loved his family just like Dom. He was willing to do anything for them, even if it meant sacrificing his own life. It wasn’t a wise move since it caused friction between two brothers that should have otherwise remained united after the tragedy.

How Does Cipher Know So Much About Jakob?

Jakob Toretto talks to Cipher in F9

Cipher is portrayed as knowing plenty of personal information about Jakob in the movie yet she has never worked with him before. This leaves fans baffled as to how she accessed all his personal information.
RELATED: 10 Major Revelations F9 Brought To The Series
Having researched Dom before working with him in the previous movies, Cipher must have found out that he had a brother. Since she is a hacker and cyberterrorist, accessing personal files should be an easy task for her. There’s also the possibility that she got details about Jakob from Otto.

Will Jakob Return For Another Movie?

Jakob meets Cipher for the first time in F9

It hasn’t been confirmed yet but it looks like the most likely scenario, given how things ended. Towards the end of the movie, Otto double-crosses Jakob and begins working with Cipher. He and Dom reconcile, meaning he could now be an official member of Dom’s “family” going forward.
One of the most played out tropes in the franchise involves Dom’s adversaries into allies and F9 perfectly maintains that trend. It started with Luke Hobbs, then Deckard Shaw, and now Jakob Toretto. They sure can’t beat him so they have to join him. Since Deckard and Hobbs are reserved for the spinoff and its sequels, Jakob’s addition is beneficial to a crew that appears to be low on numbers.
NEXT: 10 Best Video Games Like Fast & Furious, Ranked By Metacritic

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


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

Related 10 Most Exciting Things To Expect From Fast 11 Fast & Furious 11 will pull all the strings to become bigger than the previous installments, and here is why the film is worth being excited about.

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

Continue Reading


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

Related Vin Diesel May Have Spoiled Fast & Furious 11’s Ending With $2.7 Billion Movie Comparison Dom’s death happening in Fast & Furious 11 may have been spoiled already, with Vin Diesel comparing the upcoming movie to another big franchise.

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.

Continue Reading


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.

2:34 Image 147 Related Predicting The Ending Of All 13 Fast & Furious Characters In Fast 11 The Fast Saga is set to conclude with Fast & Furious 11 – or Fast X 2 – but how will Dom Toretto and his family’s stories come to a definitive end?

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

Continue Reading


Copyright © 2023 Fffighters