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Every DCEU Actor In Fast & Furious Movies

The DC Extended Universe and Fast & Furious franchise share many of the same actors. Over the last few years, the DCEU and Fast & Furious franchises have become two of Hollywood’s biggest ongoing series. As a result, each of the film franchises continues to attract high-profile talent for each installment. This is especially true when it comes to those who will be in front of the camera, as the various upcoming Fast & Furious movies and DCEU projects offer plenty of opportunities for A-list actors to join both franchises. Over the years, it’s created quite a mini shared universe of actors between them.

Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise began in 2001 as a low-budget Point Break homage starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. It has since grown into a worldwide action franchise, entertaining audiences with unbelievable action sequences and increasingly huge stakes. 2021’s F9 was the latest entry in the main franchise and tenth movie overall with 2019’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw spinoff. There are multiple movies in development, too, as the main franchise races toward its conclusion with Fast & Furious 11, which is expected to wrap up Dominic Toretto’s story.

Related: F9’s Invincible Speech Sets Up A Tragic Ending For Fast & Furious 11

As for the DCEU, Warner Bros.’ shared universe launched in 2013 and is only recently finding its footing after moving past Zack Snyder’s vision, which is a controversial decision itself. However, there is a full slate of movies through 2023 that has many excited for the DCEU’s future. It includes bringing back established stars and introducing some new ones who will be important for what comes next. Thanks to the history and future of the DCEU and Fast & Furious franchises and their respective popularity, they share a few notable cast members. Here’s every DCEU actor who also appears in the Fast & Furious movies.

Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot Fast Furious DCEU Gisele Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is one of the most prominent actors the DCEU and Fast & Furious movie share. She first appeared in the Fast & Furious franchise before making the jump to the DCEU. Gadot plays Gisele Yashar in Universal’s action franchise, where she made her debut in the fourth movie in 2009, her first film role. Gisele returned for Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, where she unexpectedly died. Gadot did film a cameo for Furious 7, but it was left on the cutting room floor. Gisele became a fan-favorite character in her three appearances, which is the reason why many still hope Gal Gadot will be in another Fast & Furious movie before too long.

By the time Gisele’s story ended, it didn’t take long for Gadot to land her next major Hollywood role and join the DCEU as Wonder Woman. She made her debut as Diana Prince in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Zack Snyder film introduced the Amazon warrior in a supporting role that made Gadot’s Wonder Woman a scene-stealer. She then proved her popularity the following year when Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman hit theaters and smashed expectations. Gadot then returned for Justice League and Wonder Woman 1984, and she was also featured more in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Warner Bros. has Wonder Woman 3 in development with Jenkins returning for a third time, and Gadot is also rumored to play Wonder Woman again in multiple other DCEU movies.

Idris Elba
Idris Elba Fast Furious DCEU Brixton Bloodsport

Idris Elba is another actor to appear in both the DCEU and Fast & Furious franchises. His involvement in the franchises began when Elba was cast as Brixton in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. As the main villain of the franchise’s first spinoff movie, Elba’s super-soldier character was revealed to have cybernetic implants, drawing comparisons to Brixton being “Black Superman.” However, Hobbs & Shaw’s ending saw Idris Elba’s time in the Fast & Furious franchise seemingly end, as Brixton appeared to die after failing Eteon.

Related: The Suicide Squad’s Bloodsport Repeats Deadshot’s Arc (But Better)

After his brief Fast & Furious role, Elba joined the DCEU to participate in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Despite initial rumors Idris Elba was taking over Will Smith’s role as Deadshot, he ultimately played DCEU’s Robert DuBois, a.k.a. the assassin Bloodsport, in the 2021 movie. Bloodsport became one of The Suicide Squad’s main characters as he led a second covert Task Force X team to shut down Project: Starfish. Since Bloodsport survived The Suicide Squad’s ending and high body count, there is a strong chance he’ll be in future DCEU projects.

John Cena
John Cena Fast Furious DCEU Jakob Toretto Peacemaker

The DCEU and Fast & Furious franchise also share John Cena as one of their biggest stars after the past year. The former WWE star made his DCEU and Fast & Furious debuts in 2021 thanks to The Suicide Squad and F9. Thanks to their respective release dates, Cena appeared in F9 first as Jakob Toretto, the secret, estranged brother of Dom. Jakob was the villain of Fast & Furious 9 for almost the entirety of its runtime, but he eventually had a redemptive moment in the end. This should allow John Cena to return in Fast & Furious 10 and other future movies as Jakob Toretto.

On top of his Fast & Furious debut, August 2021 saw John Cena make his first appearance as Christopher Smith, a.k.a. Peacemaker, in The Suicide Squad. His peace-loving villain was such a favorite of James Gunn’s that he created an HBO Max spinoff show for him. The eight-episode Peacemaker debuted in January 2022 on HBO Max, putting Cena’s Peacemaker front and center while trying to grapple with his actions in The Suicide Squad. With the likelihood of Peacemaker season 2 happening, John Cena’s DCEU future also looks very bright.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in tactical gear in Fast Five

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is also soon to be a member of both the DCEU and Fast & Furious worlds. Johnson has already appeared in the Fast & Furious franchise multiple times as Luke Hobbs. He first appeared in Fast Five, where Hobbs was a villain for Dominic Toretto’s crew. Johnson’s return in Fast & Furious 6 saw him enlist the help of Toretto, and he became a full-on protagonist in the franchise by Furious 7. Hobbs took on another prominent role in The Fate of the Furious before getting his spinoff movie, Hobbs & Shaw. However, Dwayne Johnson won’t be in any more main installments of the franchise due to his feud with Vin Diesel. This leaves The Rock’s Fast & Furious future solely with Hobbs & Shaw 2 and other spinoffs.

Related: The Rock’s Absence In Fast & Furious 10 Could Make It More Ridiculous

Johnson has also been circling a DCEU role for many years, even before he made his first Fast & Furious appearance as he’d been attached to play Black Adam since 2008 in Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie. The original plan was for Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam to be the villain of Shazam!, but it was decided he’d get a solo film instead. Black Adam is finally slated to hit theaters in July 2022 and introduce Johnson’s DCEU antihero. Once he does appear, it should be the beginning of multiple DCEU appearances for Black Adam.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa is the latest actor to line up roles in the DCEU and Fast & Furious franchise. As of this writing, he’s only appeared in the DCEU, but that’s set to change. Jason Momoa has played Aquaman in the shared universe following his cameo in Batman v Superman. His Arthur Curry returned for Justice League in 2017 but saw his popularity skyrocket the following year when his standalone movie, Aquaman, became the DCEU’s highest-grossing movie to date. Momoa was seen a bit more in Zack Snyder’s Justice League despite not filming any new scenes, and he’ll next be seen in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. It is expected he’ll keep playing Aquaman for multiple other DCEU movies.

The Fast & Furious franchise is also bringing Jason Momoa into the fold in the near future. It was recently reported that he’s set to be one of the villains of Fast & Furious 10. There are no other details on Jason Momoa’s Fast & Furious villain role, but it could be one that still gives him a chance to be involved in the franchise’s future. Whether or not Momoa has a future with the Fast & Furious franchise will be more clear after Fast & Furious 10’s release, though.

Michael Rooker
Michael Rooker Fast Furious DCEU Buddy Savant

Michael Rooker also counts himself as being part of the DCEU and Fast & Furious franchise now. He had a small role in F9 as Buddy, an old family friend of Dominic Toretto. Rooker then appeared in The Suicide Squad to play Savant in James Gunn’s DCEU movie. He likely has no DCEU future save for potential flashbacks considering Savant’s clear death in The Suicide Squad, but Michael Rooker has said before that he’ll be in future Fast & Furious movies.

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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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