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Every Fast & Furious Movie Ranked From Worst to Best

The best Fast and Furious movies show why it’s arguably the most successful film franchise based on underground street racing ever made — although it’s long since outgrown its roots across 11 entries to become a wide-ranging subgenre-bending action megahit. 2001’s The Fast and the Furious launched Vin Diesel to stardom and established the now-legendary friendship between Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner (played by the late Paul Walker). Nobody imagined it would become the multi-billion dollar franchise that’s entertained the world for over 20 years, nor that its characters would shift their ambitions from stealing DVD players to sending Ludacris into space.

2023’s Fast X pushed the franchise even further from its humble beginnings, but all 11 Fast and Furious movies — even spinoff Hobbes and Shaw and the controversial Tokyo Drift — keep things fresh by building on the original premise of fun, fast cars, and family. 2 Fast 2 Furious built on the formula the first movie laid out for the Fast and Furious movies. It wasn’t until the fifth Fast and Furious movie, Fast Five, that it crossed over into what it is today: a full-blooded, revved-up blockbuster franchise overflowing with gloriously ridiculous action set-pieces and grounded with a simple but earnest message about family above all else. Like all franchises though, the Fast and Furious movies aren’t created equal, and the best Fast and Furious laps the worst several times over.

11 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Jason Statham as Shaw and Dwayne The Rock Johnson as Hobbs pointing guns in a warehouse in Hobbs & Shaw

Considering the popularity of their characters, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw could have been one of the strongest franchise entries instead of the worst Fast and Furious movie. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham had genuine chemistry in Fate of the Furious. Naturally, it became decreed that the duo should reprise that chemistry for a full 135-minute feature: Hobbs and Shaw. Either actor is clearly capable of anchoring his own movie, but together they’re an exhausting pair. It turned out pretty quickly that, while Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw made for stand-out moments as part of an ensemble cast, being the center of attention for an entire movie didn’t suit them.
Hobbs & Shaw both lacked what the best Fast and Furious movies so great — heart. Their interplay consists of shouted insults, macho posturing, and not-so-veiled threats about what the other can shove where. All of this is present in other Fast and Furious movies of course, but without the moral core of the franchise the many “Hobbs and Shaw” moments in Hobbs & Shaw feel jarring. There are none of the heartfelt musings on family and friendship present in the series proper, scenes of two actors trying to prove who’s the bigger tough guy. To cap it off, Hobbs and Shaw has a confusing ending. A couple of misfired cameos from well-known actors are a good reminder that the Fast and the Furious franchise has never been about A-list star power, but instead a refreshing underdog spirit.

10 The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Dom holds his son Brian in Fate of the Furious

The best Fast and the Furious movies franchise have flirted with moments of Michael Bay-level action, but the forays into territory usually held by movies like Mission: Impossible and James Bond went way too far with The Fate of the Furious. It’s not just the Arctic climax — which involves a giant submarine and a “nuclear football” — that makes The Fate of the Furious one of the worst Fast and Furious movies. The franchise seemed unsure of how to proceed after the loss of Paul Walker (and the gut-punch of an emotional climax of Furious 7) and Fate of the Furious feels like it’s trying to compensate by throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. The Fate of the Furious involves a hackneyed plot about Dom turning to the dark side.
This initially interesting narrative move that ultimately isn’t worth leaving the crew without a compelling leader, or a decipherable mission. The multiple plot threads feel disconnected, and the narrative of The Fate of the Furious feels like it was defined more by available set pieces than adherence to a consistent story. What The Fate and the Furious did deliver on was action (even if it felt unsuited to the franchise). Hobbs’ and Shaw’s prison break scene absolutely explodes from the screen in a mass brawl that capitalizes on the best parts of the Rock’s movie stardom. A zombie car centerpiece is inspired lunacy, and the sight of Jason Statham slaying a shootout while carrying around a baby is arguably worth the price of admission. Mostly, though, F. Gary Gray’s lone contribution to the franchise feels both aimless and unnecessary.

9 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

The Drift King looks annoyed in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the outlier of the franchise, but still considered by most to be the worst Fast and Furious movie. After two films that ostensibly set up a series about the cop misadventures of Paul Walker, the 2006 movie brushed all that aside to make a high school film about an army brat (Lucas Black) moving to Japan and learning how to drift. It would be an insane, franchise-ending move if the results weren’t so incredibly entertaining. Black sports a criminally thick Southern twang, as well as a shocking amount of chest hair for an alleged high schooler. However, whatever The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift lacks, it makes up for in personality.
From its slick theme song to its beautifully staged drift races in its unique Japan setting, The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift is endlessly entertaining. The movie also introduced Han(Sung Kang), the best F&F character this side of Dominic Toretto, a character so phenomenal the series made its next three entries prequels just to keep him around. Director Justin Lin marries bravura style to the series’ most refreshingly simple story, framing the motion of drifting cars like a testosterone-doused ballet. The Tokyo setting is a gorgeous, evocative backdrop, and that cameo at the end is such a satisfying cliffhanger. Tokyo Drift isn’t by any means a bad movie, and there are supporters who consider it among the best Fast and Furious movies, but its detractors are right in their assertion that — for all its strengths — it’s far too removed from the main franchise to be considered for the top spot.

8 Fast & Furious (2009)

Dom holds onto Letty on the hood of a moving car in Fast & Furious

Fast and Furious is the first real sequel to the original, the second and third installments missing Vin Diesel, who declined participation due to lackluster writing (while still finding plenty of time to partake in xXx). The movie is also series MVP director Justin Lin’s first step in revamping the films from a series of exploitation-style underground car flicks to a bona fide, balls-to-the-wall action franchise. The 2009 release is essentially a soft reboot, as it’s far better at setting up Fast Five than it is at capitalizing on the compelling dynamic between Brian and Dom set up in the original film.
Fast & Furious'”death” of Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty casts a pall over the proceedings that never really lets up, making it by far the moodiest and least popcorn-fodder-feeling of the Fast films. 2009’s Fast and Furious can take credit for bringing Brian and Dom back together again, but was also criticized for the character direction it chose for them. Many didn’t care much for Brian in a buttoned-up suit, or Dom as Terminator-style angel of vengeance with none of his ringleader charm As with most of the Fast and Furious movies, it’s hard to imagine the franchise as it is today without it, but Fast & Furious is one of the more forgettable entries.

7 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Brian and Roman pose in front of two cars in 2 Fast 2 Furious

While 2 Fast 2 Furious established that The Fast and the Furious wasn’t going to be a one-off, it’s not among the best Fast and Furious movies — although it’s very far from the worst of the franchise, and a more than worthy sequel in its own right. Rocking a title so horrible it somehow comes right back around to being amazing, 2 Fast 2 Furious had few characters return from the first installment, which meant the conspicuous absence of Vin Diesel. The first sequel in the franchise imagines a world where this entire series is about Paul Walker playing a stereotypical Southern California cop in a series of car-centric police procedurals. 2 Fast 2 Furious was also directed by the late John Singleton. He employs a hyperkinetic style that transforms the racing sequences into neon-drenched anime episodes, making for a stylish and fun opening ten minutes.
However, screenwriting has never been the highlight of these films, and 2 Fast 2 Furious is also burdened with some seriously questionable (and casually misogynistic) dialogue. Then there’s the bizarre casting of Dazed and Confused’s Cole Hauser as an Argentinean druglord, without a doubt the series’ most lackluster villain. Hindsight is 2020, and a video essay from YouTuber Ben From Canada reframes the movie as an exploration of a genuinely nuanced and subtle bisexual love triangle between Brian, Roman, and Eva Mendes’ Monica Fuentes. It might give the slightly puerile script more credit than it’s due, but the wild take affords the movie a rewatch it hasn’t wholly earned. All in all, 2 Fast 2 Furious is a middling entry among the 11 Fast and Furious movies, and one that’s definitely a product of its 2003 release year.

6 Fast X (2023)

Jason Momoa rides a motorcycle in Fast X.

2023’s Fast X is the first part of an epic two-part conclusion to the Fast and Furious movies (although there are already conversations about a potential Fast and Furious 12). As such, it’s difficult to judge Fast X as a standalone movie. It is the first half of a story, and one that may well be the end of the entire Fast and Furious franchise. It’s fair to say that Fast X always had some big shoes to fill, and being the opening act of the franchise finale meant it would always struggle to be the best Fast and Furious movie. However, despite some criticisms regarding the point in the narrative Fast X chose to end — with some feeling it left too much of a cliffhanger — it’s still managed to hold its own and is far from one of the worst Fast and Furious movies.
Jason Momoa’s Dante Reyes, the new series villain who is way more sadistic and theatrical than The Dark Knight’s Joker, has been heavily praised. While Momoa is a scene stealer any time he’s on-screen, the rest of the Fast X cast have their moments, and the last-minute return of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs sets up a sequel which — if it lives up to its place as the last in the franchise — definitely could be among the best Fast and Furious movies. Generally Fast X seems to have been received well for what it is, although time will tell how it ultimately ranks compared to other Fast and Furious movies when the sequel and second half of its story arrive.
Related: Fast X Cliffhanger Ending Explained

5 Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Dom catches Letty in midair in Fast & Furious 6

One of the best things about The Fast Saga is that, for a while, it totally reinvented itself with each film. In a world of cookie-cutter studio filmmaking, it’s remarkable that this series doesn’t settle on any particular formula until its sixth entry, Fast and Furious 6. While that formula is ultimately a good one, having been set by the inimitable Fast Five, it’s also a bit of a letdown to see the films switch into cruise control after so much swerving and drifting. Alas, that’s just what Justin Lin does in his fourth time in the director’s chair. Things chug along in a steady but workmanlike fashion.
Everyone on the team has their standard action movie quips, and the whole film feels the safest of all the entries. The most notable sequence is a dimly-lit finale as endless as the airport runway on which it takes place. While Gal Gadot’s Gisele is killed off (though not permanently, given her not-so-surprising cameo at the end of Fast X) Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is thankfully brought back from the dead in an amnesia plot that sees the series diving headfirst into soap opera territory. The resurrection gives the film a slight but solid emotional throughline, culminating in a sweetly earnest final scene that helps underline the saga’s all-important family roots.

4 F9: The Fast Saga (2021)

Dom on his farm in F9

Just when the series seemed stalled out with no new roads to explore, Justin Lin took the wheel and brought it roaring back to life. So it seems only appropriate that after the low point of Fate of the Furious, he’d be the guy waiting in the pit stop to gas things back up. F9 gives the series exactly the boost it needs to send it careening toward the finish line. The film has been criticized for being too ridiculous, even by the franchise’s standards, proven by Roman and Tej’s gleeful and self-aware foray into space. However, it’s all carried off with such graceful, committed elegance that it feels pointless to complain.
What makes F9 one of the best Fast and Furious movies is that it seemed to — more than any other entry — marry the series’ past with its present. For all its outrageous action, it had family at its core, and refused to let that go. A lot of that has to do with Vin Diesel. The actor is so unparalleled in his ability to grunt out something absolutely absurd and make audiences believe every word of it, that it transforms the whole film into exactly the irresistibly giddy crowd-pleaser for which movie theaters were made. The set pieces are bigger, louder, and (in the best sense of the word) stupider, but the heart hasn’t gone anywhere. After 20 years, sans Paul Walker and the Rock, there’s still plenty of gas left in the tank.

3 Furious 7 (2014)

Letty picks a fight in Fast & Furious 7

“This will win Best Picture at the Oscars. There’s nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing.” That’s what Vin Diesel declared upon Furious 7’s release. While that didn’t ultimately come true, the sentiment isn’t entirely misplaced. For a generation reared on these films, the tribute to Paul Walker was an emotoinal gut punch on par with the most emotionally devastating films to ever take home the gold at the Academy Awards. The fact that his mid-production death, caused by him engaging in the type of behavior these films glorify, didn’t cast a ghoulish cloud over the entire final product is its own form of miracle. There’s no question that Furious 7 was one of the best Fast and Furious movies, and it ensured the franchise would continue on to its later entries like Fast X.
Furious 7 sees the series flexing all its hard-won muscles. That’s not necessarily always a great thing; director James Wan gets lost in a relentless (and CGI-ridden) succession of sentiencies that drowns out a fairly compelling setup about Dom embarking on “one last job” to save The Family from any more funerals. Automobiles parachute out of a plane, and Dom and Brian pull off a car-jump stunt between the Etihad Towers skyscrapers — it’s thrilling, but a third-act firefight overstays its welcome by a long shot. Of course, almost all of Furious 7’s finer points are overshadowed by that emotional ending, a sequence sure to bring a tear to even the most jaded cynic’s eye.

2 The Fast and the Furious (2002)

The Fast and the Furious cast sitting together in front of the LA skyline

The Fast and the Furious may be the original, but it still ranks among the best Fast and Furious movies. Directed by Rob Cohen on a budget that’s shoestring compared to later movies like F9 and Fast X, The Fast and the Furious it’s an inescapable artifact of the time of its creation — a fact that’s only stood to make it more endearing as time marches on. The first Fast and Furious movie is dominated by an inimitable 00s soundtrack, filled with cringe early-aughts fashion. Despite all this, the film holds up for one simple reason: Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Connor emerge clearly drawn from the get-go. Their relationship touches on the same sort of primal bromance that made Point Break click. However, the cop loved the outlaw so much that deep down he wanted to throw away his badge and ride off into the sunset with him.
Given its context as a movie that never set out to be the first entry in a multi-billion-dollar franchise, there’s very little that can be held against The Fast and the Furious beyond its unfortunate pandering to the male gaze (a sin that it’s far from the only movie to commit, especially given its era). It’s also no mistake that the original film is really the only movie in the franchise with some genuine tension, with a few dramatic, almost crime-thriller-adjacent elements entries progressively moved away from. All of this was of course cemented by the cast. The late Paul Walker may not be the most compelling leading man to ever grace the screen, but he instantly feels one with the role of Brian, and Vin Diesel’s Toretto makes the kind of movie star and character debut here that legends are made of.

1 Fast Five (2011)

Dom and Brian stand on top of a falling car in Fast Five

In pole position when it comes to The Fast Saga is Fast Five, the best Fast and Furious movie. Fast Five manages to simultaneously be about everything that makes the franchise so beloved without ever feel convoluted or frenetic. It’s about brawny guys beating the tar out of each other and then hugging it out. It’s about genre- and logic-defying action set pieces, and showstopping stunts in cool cars. It’s about Vin Diesel spouting absurdities, but meaning every word. In that respect, Fast Five is the Rosetta Stone to the whole franchise, a magic act that takes its four exceedingly varied predecessors and retroactively transforms them into a setup for Fast Five, which defines the following Fast and Furious movies.
It also transitions the films from their underground racing roots to a heist-centered action franchise without making the audience bat an eye. A lot of the middle of Fast Five comes off like store-bought Ocean’s Eleven, but that’s part of its charm. This is the beginning of the crew, the beginning of Roman and Tej’s dynamic duo, Han and Giselle’s sizzling romance, and Dom’s obsession with “La Familia.” It’s also the beginning of bigger and better stunts: an expertly-filmed train heist, a parkour race through Rio, and a car chase involving a bank vault. Fast Five makes everything that came before look better and sets the foundation for everything that will come after with all the style and undersung elegance that has come to define Fast & Furious movies.
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The 69-Year Story Behind The Fast And Furious Name


The Fast & Furious franchise started with the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and went through several major changes in its sequel titles. The title for the original movie was almost different, with options like Race Wars, but the producer fought for The Fast and the Furious.

As the Fast & Furious series has one of the most recognizable franchise names in cinema, some may be curious as to where its origin came from. The multi-billion-dollar franchise started with 2001’s straightforward street racing movie, The Fast and the Furious, but following that, the series went through several major changes, and that was mirrored in the Fast & Furious sequel movie titles. 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced numbered titles, then The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift immediately dropped that format. The fourquel confused things further with the title Fast & Furious, and it only got more confusing from there. However, every title is still a play on the original 2001 title.

The Fast and the Furious came to fruition following a Vibe magazine article called “Racer X”. Universal had the incredible foresight of seeing how popular street racing would become in the 2000s, and the studio quickly grabbed the movie rights to the article. However, while the movie was originally titled after the article, the studio wasn’t totally satisfied with that name, and many other titles, including Race Wars, were considered. The movie even went into production under the title Redline, but producer Neal Moritz had his mind set on one title that seemed unachievable to get; The Fast and the Furious.

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The Fast And The Furious Is Named After A 1954 Movie
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

Another movie titled The Fast and the Furious already existed, and it was released almost half a century before the 2001 street racing film was released. 1954’s The Fast and the Furious, written by Roger Corman, has nothing to do with street racing as it exists today. The movie follows a prison escapee who kidnaps a rich woman and steals her Jaguar, then ends up in an epic road race that ends in Mexico. While the title perfectly fits the 1954 film, Moritz was desperate to use the title for his own movie that he was producing, having learned about it after seeing a Roger Corman documentary (via Entertainment Weekly).

Moritz detailed how Universal didn’t seem to be completely on board at first. The producer explained, “I called up the head of marketing at Universal the next morning and said ‘Okay, I’ve got the title: The Fast and the Furious!’ And there was just silence on the other end. I was like, ‘Oh, I guess that is the worst title he’s ever heard.’ However, after mulling it over, Universal agreed, and it worked out perfectly, as the whole world now knows that name and it’s synonymous with the Vin Diesel-led franchise. Movie titles are extremely important, and it’s less likely that the movie would have become a billion-dollar franchise if it was titled Race Wars.

Paul Walker smiles in Dom's garage in The Fast and the Furious

Moritz revealed, “we made a deal with Roger to give him the use of some stock footage that Universal owned.” It isn’t clear if Corman ever benefited financially from that footage. In hindsight, he undoubtedly got a terrible deal. The Fast & Furious name is extremely important to the franchise and has made Universal billions. The name has even been used for spinoffs, and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw wouldn’t have made $760 million without the name attached to it. However, there was no knowing how huge the franchise became. After all, The Fast and the Furious was originally just a scrappy crime movie based on a magazine article.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Fast X Video Reveals BTS Of Real, Practical Fights In OTT Sequel


The Fast X fight between Letty and Cipher was filmed using practical effects, resulting in a well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequence full of emotions. Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” was out of necessity, but spending time with Letty after escaping prison could lead to her becoming a member of the family. Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle and her association with Letty could help in mellowing down the former villain and potentially setting up a redemption arc or even a Cipher spin-off.

A new Fast X behind-the-scenes video shows how Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) intense fight scene was filmed. Dom and his “La Familia” returned on the big screen in 2023 for the tenth main installment of The Fast Saga. In a major twist, however, instead of butting heads again with Cipher, the primary villain of the franchise for several recent entries, Letty had to team up with her. That didn’t stop Letty from expressing her true feelings about her when they were both captured by the Agency.

Courtesy of Collider is a behind-the-scenes clip from Louis Leterrier’s Fast X that offers a look at how Cipher and Letty’s one-on-one fight scene was filmed. Check out the video below:

The Fast X fight is arguably one of the best choreographed hand-to-hand combat in The Fast Saga, and it’s all because they filmed it with practical effects. The result, coupled with the history between the pair, is an effective action sequence full of emotions.

How Cipher & Letty’s Relationship Evolves In Fast & Furious 11
Cipher wearing a coat in Fast X

Granted that Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” came from necessity after she was targeted by Jason Momoa’s Dante, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can lead to her becoming a proper member of “La Familia.” There’s precedent to this, with a few of the recent The Fast Saga villains ending up being redeemed and joining Dom and his crew. This has been the case with Deckard Shaw (despite his attempted murder of Han Lue), and more recently, John Cena’s Jakob, who sacrificed himself in Fast X to save Little B.

Increasing the chances of this happening is Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle. After she and Letty finally escaped the Agency’s bunk prison, they found themselves in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, Giselle came to the rescue after Cipher notified her of their escape plan. There has never been any indication that Cipher and Giselle know each other before the massive Fast X twist. Making this more surprising is that Giselle has been believed to be dead for several years now. Her association with Giselle could help Letty mellow down on the former villain when they all return for Fast and Furious 11.

RELATED: Fast X Cliffhanger Ending Explained

Perhaps, this unexpected turn could be a set-up for the in-development Cipher spin-off. Specific plot details about the project are currently scant, with Universal still not announcing a tentative release date. Nevertheless, the events of Fast X could be the start of her redemption arc, with her relationship with Letty functioning as a barometer of whether viewers can finally forgive her for all of her transgressions.

Source: Collider

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10 Characters Who Should Be In It


Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is the franchise’s biggest female character and the obvious pick to lead the all-female spinoff. Jordana Brewster’s Mia deserves a big role in the spinoff to expand on her character and showcase her growth. Brie Larson’s Tess is needed in the spinoff to explore the mystery surrounding her character and add her engaging screen presence to the team.

The Fast & Furious saga is meant to continue with an all-female-led movie, and casting the returning characters presents exciting options. An all-female spinoff could be the perfect way to continue the Fast &Furious story, as it will be able to retain the elements of the franchise that make it iconic while offering a new perspective. From the beginning, the franchise has been very male-dominated, and told male-centric stories, so offering the high-octane thrills of a Fast & Furious movie from a female perspective could be a welcome change of pace.

The series is known for having an all-star cast, so any female spinoff will have to match the previous films. Thankfully, the franchise already has several incredible female movie stars. Fast X, the latest film in the franchise, introduced and reintroduced some exciting female characters, setting the groundwork for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. Obviously, whatever happens in the next film will determine who will be on the team and what side they will fight for. The franchise already has a healthy supply of female characters, both good and evil, who can factor into a Fast & Furious female spinoff.


Related Fast X Proves How Great A Fast & Furious Female Spinoff Would Be The idea of an all-female spinoff is more exciting than Fast & Furious 11, with Fast X providing the blueprint for just how well it could work.

10 Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Can Lead The Fast Spinoff Ensemble
She’s the franchise’s biggest female character

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been a key member of the Fast family since the first movie, and no female spinoff would feel right without her leading the team. Dominic Toretto’s wife is one of the fastest drivers in the world. Letty has made her way from street racer to international woman of mystery, becoming one of the franchise’s best characters in the process. Rodriguez is an incredibly engaging screen presence thanks to her charisma and action pedigree. An all-female action movie is right in her wheelhouse, making her the obvious pick for the lead in the movie.

9 Jordana Brewster’s Mia Deserves A Big Role
The Toretto family member has been sidelined recently

Another extension of the Toretto family tree, Jordana Brewster’s Mia is Dom’s brother and the wife of Paul Walker’s Brian. Since Walker’s tragic death, as well as the introduction of countless new characters, Mia has been sidelined in recent films, which is a shame because she is one of the best parts of the earlier films. A spinoff with just the women could be a great time to expand on Mia’s character and see how she has grown over the past couple of years, especially now that she is the mother of two. Brewster is an underrated talent, and Mia should be heavily involved in whatever spinoff the filmmakers plan.

8 Brie Larson’s Tess Is Needed After Fast X Introduction
Mr. Nobody’s daughter has a bright future
Brie Larson as Tess firing a gun in Fast X

Fast X introduced several new faces to the franchise, but perhaps most notably was Brie Larson as Tess “Nobody”, a secret agent on a quest to protect Dom and his family. Larson had relatively little screen time in the movie, and her introduction felt like it was mostly included to set up a future spinoff. The Oscar winner is the perfect name to include in a spinoff. Larson is an incredibly engaging and vulnerable screen presence and a great addition to the team. As her family name would imply, there is still a lot of mystery about Tess that this spinoff could explore.

7 Ramsey’s Return Can Give Nathalie Emmanuel A Major Role
The hacker has a growing set of skills
Nathalie Emmanuel in Fast and Furious 7.

After her first appearance in Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey has been the Fast team’s resident hacker and tech wiz. The Game of Thrones star has mostly been used for exposition and comic relief since joining the team, but Ramsey has a distinctive style and skill set that would make her a great addition to the female spinoff. While Mia and Letty are great drivers, Ramsey has skills in the digital realm that could help the team on whatever mission they are on. It would also be interesting to see how Ramsey functions outside the trio of her, Tej, and Roman.

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6 Daniela Melchior’s Return As Isabel Gives The Spinoff More Legacy
Isabel is the sister of Elena
Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in a car at a street race in Fast X

For a while, Elsa Pataky’s Elena was viewed as an obvious candidate to appear in a Fast & Furious female spinoff. However, after her untimely demise in The Fate of the Furious, her younger sister can fill that void. Another new female protagonist introduced in Fast X, Daniela Melchior’s Isabel also felt like she was included mostly to set up this future spinoff. Melchior is one of the more promising young actors to pop up this decade, and her work in The Suicide Squad proves she is more than ready to have a large part in a team-up action movie.

5 Gal Gadot’s Place In The Fast Spinoff As Gisele Is Likely
Fast X confirmed Gisele is still alive

Gal Gadot made her return to Fast and Furious in the final moments of Fast X’s ending, which confirmed that Gisele is alive after Fast & Furious 6. The character’s return had been speculated for a long time, and audiences should see much more of her now that her fate is confirmed. A Fast & Furious female spinoff can answer lingering questions about Gisele’s life, such as how she survived falling from a plane or what she’s been doing for the last several years. The movie can also finally give Gisele a prominent role in the franchise once again.

4 Charlize Theron’s Cipher Could Play Both Sides In The Spinoff
The franchise’s villain is not to be trusted

In both The Fate of the Furious and F9: The Fast Saga, Charlize Theron’s Cipher served as the franchise’s primary antagonist. While Fast X puts her allegiance into question, she is still one of the best villains in all of Fast and Furious and would make an excellent baddie for the all-women team to go up against. While Cipher could be a reluctant ally to the team, Theron is just much more fun hamming it up as the bad guy, and the film could serve as a fitting conclusion to her movie-spanning scheme.

3 Eva Mendes Can Return As Monica Fuentes At Long Last
She hasn’t been seen since Fast Five
Monica Fuentes pointing a rifle in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

The Fast & Furious female spinoff would also be a great opportunity to finally bring back Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Following her debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious, she returned briefly in Fast Five’s post-credits scene. Eva Mendes has since mostly retired from acting, leaving audiences without a chance to see Monica’s story continue. A Fast X Easter egg did provide a reminder of her presence in the franchise. This could be to help set up her appearance in Fast 11, but a return alongside the franchise’s biggest female characters would be more fitting.

2 Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Needs To Crossover With The Main Franchise
She’s from the franchise’s only current spinoff
Vanessa Kirby in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

Only appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie is the third sibling in the Shaw family and one of the most dangerous women in the Fast universe. She was a scene-stealing presence in the previous Fast & Furious spinoff movie that left audiences wanting more. It would be great to see Kirby return for an even bigger role in the franchise spinoff, allowing her to interact with some of the other prominent characters along the way.

1 Helen Mirren’s Queenie Should Be The Female Ensemble’s Mentor
She’s become a frequent face
Dom Toretto and Queenie Shaw in Fast and Furious

With her appearances in the past four movies, including Hobbs & Shaw, Helen Mirren has become a surprising mainstay of the Fast & Furious franchise. Her role as British gangster Queenie is such a fun role for the Dame, and her time in the universe should continue especially in the all-female spinoff. Mirren’s roles in the movies have mostly been one-scene cameos, so this film could be a great space to expand the character and give her a chance to interact with more actors than just Vin Diesel.

Fast X Poster Fast X Release Date: 2023-05-19 Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Momoa Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 141 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Justin Lin, Dan Mazeau, Gary Scott Thompson Budget: $340 Million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8, F9: The Fast Saga1 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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