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Every Easter Egg & Reference Explained

F9: The Fast Saga is loaded with Easter eggs and references to the rest of the Fast and Furious franchise. As the ninth core film in the series and the tenth film overall (11th when counting the unofficial Han prequel film Better Luck Tomorrow), F9 has plenty of material to pull in from throughout the franchise’s history. The new movie also deals specifically with the unseen past of Dom, Letty and Mia, opening up more opportunities to reference the series’ roots.

To start, F9 includes several references that are central to the film’s plot. The opening flashback scene of Dom, Jakob, and Mia’s father dying in racing accident is exactly how it’s described in the original movie, as is Dom’s assault on the driver responsible. The origins of the Toretto family Charger, which Dom and Jakob worked on with their dad, are also revealed, and Dom continues to drive variations of the black Charger in F9, as he has throughout the franchise.

Related: Fast & Furious Recap: Every Event & Character To Know Before F9

Beyond the core story, there are even more Easter eggs hidden in the more subtle corners of Fast and Furious 9. Old characters return or are mentioned in passing, new cars harken back to previous films, and there are a few moments that parallel the past in fun ways. Here are all the biggest Easter eggs and references in F9: The Fast Saga.

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Dom’s Father’s Name
Young Dom Toretto in F9.

In the film’s opening sequence, the name of Dom’s father is finally revealed – Jack Toretto. By itself, this might seem like an innocuous detail, but the name was actually picked for a specific reason. In Fast and Furious 6, Brian and Mia’s first child is born; a son, named Jack. By retroactively naming Dom and Mia’s father Jack, the series has made the younger Jack a namesake for his grandfather. It’s a small detail, but a fun one for longtime fans.

The Tokyo Drift Crew
Fast and Furious 9 Tokyo Drift Characters

Furious 7 brought back Tokyo Drift’s Sean Boswell in a small cameo, but F9 expands his role in the franchise in much more significant ways. The new movie not only brings back Sean, but also other Tokyo Drift crew members Earl and Twinkie. Their role in the film isn’t massive, but it’s big enough to include a few fun references. First, their new job – testing rocket engines on cars – calls back to the climax of Tokyo Drift. In that film, the crew put a Nissan RB26 engine in a classic Ford Mustang, turning it into a drift car. Obviously their F9 profession is a bit more extreme, but it’s funny that the old crew is now making a living by giving cars engines that they are definitely not supposed to have.

There’s also a funny moment when Twinkie first meets Tej and Roman. When the latter two call Twinkie by his Tokyo Drift name, he objects and explains that he doesn’t go by Twinkie anymore. This is partially just a joke at the character’s funny early 2000s name, but it also seems like an intentional nod to Bow Wow, who plays Twinkie. When he first starred in Tokyo Drift, the rapper went by the name Lil’ Bow Wow – a name he later famously changed to just Bow Wow. Twinkie objecting to his old name seems like an intentional reference to this change.

Related: Every Fast and the Furious Movie Ranked From Worst to Best (Including F9)

Agent Michael Stasiak

After their first-act adventures in Central America, the crew regroups at one of Mr. Nobody’s old secret bases. Of course, transporting a whole crew with cars and gear isn’t easy, so Dom had to call in a favor from an old associate – FBI agent Michael Stasiak. Stasiak was first introduced in Fast & Furious, where he was a colleague of Brian’s before the latter agent went rogue to break Dom out of prison. Stasiak returned in Fast & Furious 6, where he helped Brian infiltrate a prison to get information from Arturo Braga. In F9, Stasiak has a visible scar across his nose – a reference to the two times Brian broke his nose in the previous films.

Buddy Drinking Corona
Corona in The Fast And The Furious

Fast and Furious 9 introduces a new character from Dom’s past in Buddy, who was once Jack Toretto’s mechanic and close friend. Dom returns to Buddy in the present-day timeline to get information about Jakob, and while there, he’s offered a Corona by his dad’s old friend. In the very first Fast and Furious movie, Dom makes it clear to Brian that the Toretto family is loyal to Corona in all their beer drinking exploits, and the fact that Buddy also favors the brand is a fun Easter egg.

Magdalene Shaw’s Time In Prison
Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw in Fate of the Furious

When Dom reunites with Magdalene Shaw in F9, he makes a reference to her having recently served time in jail. This is a reference to her role in the 2019 spinoff Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. In that film, her son Deckard and daughter Hattie visit her in jail, where Magdalene reveals that she has two years left on her sentence. Her kids leave her with a mysterious package, however, which is implied to be a means of escape.

Han’s Snacking Habits
Fast and Furious Movies Han Eating

After years away and an entire online fan campaign to bring him back, Han finally returns to Fast and Furious in F9. And, of course, Han wouldn’t be Han without some kind of snack in hand. Fast Five revealed that Han used to be a heavy smoker, and that he’s snacked as a substitute ever since he quit. Justin Lin’s unofficial Han prequel film Better Luck Tomorrow shows the drifter before his snacking phase, when he still smoked multiple packs a day. Clearly faking his death hasn’t impacted Han’s dietary habits at all, as he’s still munching away in F9.

Related: Fast & Furious Complete Timeline (Including F9 Flashbacks & Retcons)

Cardi B’s Leysa Character
F9 Cardi B as Leysa

Since the very first film, Fast and Furious has had a tradition of featuring hip hop artists in guest roles. That trend continues in F9 with a cameo from rapper Cardi B, who plays the new character Leysa – a criminal and con artist who poses as an Interpol operative to save Dom from Jakob and Otto. While talking to Leysa, Dom references them stealing oil together in the Dominican Republic – an allusion to the beginning of Fast & Furious. He then elaborates by revealing that Leysa is the sister of Cara Mirtha, part of Dom’s crew during his time in the Dominican Republic who had a short-lived relationship with Han. Cardi B is confirmed to be returning as Leysa in Fast and Furious 10.

The Origin Of Santos And Leo
Leo and Santos in Fast 5

One of the flashback scenes in Fast and Furious 9 shows Dom’s time in prison after his assault on Kenny Linder. While working on a car in the prison’s auto shop, Dom encounters Santos and Leo, the comedic duo who first appeared in Fast & Furious. Though a good deal younger, the two behave in much the same way they always have, bickering like an old married couple. It’s a funny Easter egg, and a great way to show how Dom met two of his lifelong buddies.

Jakob’s Old Blue Mustang
Two helicopters chase a car through a minefield in Fast and Furious 9

When Jakob Toretto first races onto the scene in F9 to steal the first half of Project Ares from Dom, he drives a blue Mustang. Later, when the film’s flashbacks show Jakob at the street races as a young man, he’s driving a much older version of that same car. It’s a subtle detail, but a great addition to his characterization. Fast and Furious has always given its characters preferences for different kinds of cars (American muscle cars – specifically Dodges – for Dom, import tuners – specifically Nissan Skylines – for Brian, and so forth), and making Jakob a definitive Mustang man is a nice touch to flesh out his character.

The Original Fast & Furious Crew
Chad Lindberg as Jesse in Fast and the Furious

The flashback scenes in F9: The Fast Saga mostly focus on Dom and Jakob, but the street racing scene also includes young versions of several other original Fast characters. Young versions of Mia and Letty are the two most prominent, but there are also young versions of Vince and Jesse hidden in the crowd. This adds a nice bit of continuity to the original film, while also paying respect to Dom’s original crew.

Related: F9 Cast Guide: Every New & Returning Character

Dom And Jakob’s Drag Race
Fast and furious 9 Dom and jakob

F9’s flashbacks culminate in a drag race between Dom and Jakob, with the younger brother’s future on the line. Dom believes fervently that Jakob is responsible for their father’s death, but he gives him a chance to stay in town if he beats him one-on-one. The race ensues, and while Jakob drives well for most of him, he makes a classic Fast mistake – hitting his NOS too early. Dom waits and hits his NOS at the very end, passing Jakob in the final milliseconds to take first place. It’s the exact same way that Dom beat Brian in their first race in The Fast and the Furious, with Dom even uttering the same “too soon” line. By connecting the two drag races in this way, F9 shows how good Dom always was, while also paying tribute to the franchise’s roots.

Dom Being Rescued By Letty

In one of F9’s most absurd action sequences, Dom collapses an entire tunnel on himself and a group of foes, sending him plummeting into the water below. Just when it looks like all might be lost, Letty jumps in and saves him from drowning. In Fast & Furious 6, when he’s trying to help Letty get her memory back, Dom mentions a story of her getting caught in a reef while night swimming and explains how he managed to save her. The scene in F9 is a nice subtle flip of that story, with Letty being the one to save Dom from drowning.

Han’s Orange Toyota Supra
Fast and Furious 9 Han Car Dom Charger

The particular cars driven by the Fast and Furious crew have always been significant, and that remains true in F9 – especially regarding Han’s new ride. In the film’s climactic chase scene, Han drives a gorgeous 2020 Toyota Supra, bedecked in orange and black. The body type and paint scheme of the car harken back to the Mazda RX-7 he drove in Tokyo Drift, but that’s not the vehicle’s only reference.

Fans who’ve been with the series since the beginning will remember another iconic orange Supra. In The Fast and the Furious, Dom and Brian build that exact car, which Brian then drives throughout the movie. It’s the car he races Dom with in their famous train-jumping drag at the end of the film, and it’s the car Brian gives Dom to escape in after the police come after him. By giving Han a new orange Supra, F9 homages both Tokyo Drift and the very first film in the series.

Related: F9: How Han Really Survived

Dom’s 10-Second Car
Dom and Brian look concerned after surviving a car crash in The Fast and the Furious

This Easter egg might be a bit more obvious, but it’s still easily overlooked. At the end of Fast and Furious 9, Dom and Jakob make amends for their past transgressions. The tender moment doesn’t last long, however, as Jakob is still a wanted man by most governments on the planet. To help him escape, Dom gives his little brother the keys to his car, saying that he was once given a 10-second car as a second chance, and that Jakob deserves the same. This touching reference to Dom and Brian’s final moment from The Fast and the Furious is a great detail for fans – when Brian gave Dom a 10-second car – and a perfect note to end Jakob and Dom’s F9 story.

The Rebuilt Toretto House
Fast and Furious 9 Toretto House

1327, the Toretto family home, finally returns in F9. However, it’s not quite the same as it once was. The house is clearly still being rebuilt, a reference to it being bombed in Furious 7 by Deckard Shaw. While that event isn’t referenced directly in the new movie, the visual of the house still under construction is a nice touch. It’s also a sort of visual metaphor for the Toretto family being rebuilt, as Dom and Jakob have ended their feud and begun the process of rebuilding their family, as well as their old home.

Brian’s Blue Nissan Skyline
Paul Walker fast and furious 9 return

The final shot (not counting F9’s post-credits scene) of Fast and Furious 9 shows a blue Nissan Skyline pulling up to the Toretto house – a car any fan will instantly recognize as the signature ride of Brian O’Conner. It’s a perfect way to remind everyone that Brian still lives in and is a centerpiece of the Fast world, even if he won’t be appearing on screen anymore after Paul Walker’s tragic passing. The Skyline is a great show of respect for a man who helped make the franchise what it is today, and it’s a beautiful note on which to end F9: The Fast Saga.

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

RELATED: How (& Where) To Watch The Fast & Furious Movies In Order By Release Date & Chronologically

After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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Fast & Furious 9 Producers Fined $1M For On-Set Accident, $1.2M Lawsuit Pending

Fast & Furious 9 faces hefty legal outcomes as the producers are fined $1 million for an on-set accident in addition to a $1.2 million lawsuit.

Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel bracing before crash in F9


Fast & Furious 9 producers have been fined $1 million and face a lawsuit over a stunt accident that caused “life-changing” injuries to a stunt performer. Stunt performer Joe Watts suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury after a stunt mishap on the set of Fast & Furious 9. Investigation revealed that the producers neglected to address critical safety components, leading to the accident. Watts is seeking $1.2 million in personal damages.

The Fast & Furious 9 producers face a lawsuit and a hefty fine after a tragic stunt accident during filming in 2019. Directed by Justin Lin, F9: The Fast Saga was released in 2021, and was followed up by Fast X this year. Fast & Furious 9 was a relative box office success, taking home $726 million.

Two years after the film’s release, the Fast & Furious 9 producers are facing a lawsuit after an on-set accident. As per Variety, the producers were fined $1 million for “life-changing” injuries faced by stunt performer Joe Watts. Watts is also suing Warner Bros. $1.2 million in personal damages.

The Fast & Furious 9 Lawsuit Explained

Watts is an experienced stunt performer who has worked on other major action sets including Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. His life changed on the set of Fast & Furious 9 when a stunt mishap flung him 25 feet onto a concrete floor below. This wrongly-executed stunt left Watts with a fractured skull and a traumatic brain injury that has had lasting impacts on the performer.

After an investigation of this incident, it was determined that his stunt vest line had become detached. The incident was then brought up in a U.K. court when the U.K.’s Health and Safety executive claimed that FF9 Pictures had failed to address a critical component during the risk assessment: a “rope snap or link failure.” This failure involved neglecting to inspect Watts’s vest and extend the crash matting. Watts’ injuries were reportedly life-threatening, and District Judge Talwinder Buttar declared him “fortunate to be alive.”

Related: Who Is In The Blue Car At The End Of F9

Watts has not been able to return to work as a stunt performer as a result of his injuries, thus having a vast impact on his career. This fact is noted in his $1.2 million against the production company, which is still pending. As Watts continues to face career losses after his tragic Fast & Furious 9 injury, the lawsuit will hopefully side in his favor as his case develops.

Source: Variety

F9 Poster F9: The Fast Saga Release Date: 2021-06-25 Director: Justin Lin Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 143 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello Budget: $200–225 million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast X, 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 Five, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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Every Planned Fast & Furious Movie That Didn’t Happen (& Why)


Vin Diesel was not the first choice for the role of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious. The studio initially wanted Timothy Olyphant, and there are significant differences between the original project and the final result. Vin Diesel did not return for 2 Fast 2 Furious, the only movie in the main saga without him or Paul Walker. However, a The Fast and the Furious sequel with Diesel could have happened. Vin Diesel was originally supposed to star in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but the studio wanted a high school setting instead. He made a cameo at the end of the film.

Fast & Furious has gone from a low-stakes, standalone movie to a full-on blockbuster franchise, but not every envisioned project has become a reality. The Fast Saga premiered in 2001 with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel as lead actors, and it ended up spreading over 11 movies, one spin-off, two different short films, and a television series as of 2023, with more to come. The Fast & Furious franchise, which grossed over $7 billion globally, was supposed to be even bigger, and some projects will never get to happen.

Initially, the Fast & Furious franchise started as a street racing series with a focus on the car culture, culminating with the 2009 film Fast & Furious. Starting Fast Five, the saga transitioned from car races to heists and espionage, a theme that continued for the rest of the series. Fast & Furious was supposed to end with Fast X, but since there are a few rumored and confirmed Fast & Furious movies in development, the saga will likely continue in some form. Interestingly, Fast & Furious’ history could have been a lot different had any of its canceled or reimagined projects happened in their original forms.

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8 The Original The Fast And The Furious
Vin Diesel Wasn’t The First Choice
Dominic Toretto crosses his arms in front of black smoke from Fast & Furious

Although no one could see any actor portraying Dominic Toretto other than Vin Diesel, he wasn’t the first choice for the part. The first film, based on the article “Racer X” by Ken Li, always had Paul Walker tied to it, as Waulker had worked with director Rob Cohen on 2000’s The Skulls. Gary Scott Thompson wrote the original script, and the action took place in New York. However, David Ayer and Erik Bergquist were brought to the project and changed most of it. When it comes to Dominic Toretto’s role, the studio initially wanted Timothy Olyphant. Luckily for Diesel, Olyphant had previously starred in a car-related film, Gone in 60 Seconds, and declined the role.

Related: David Ayer’s Fast & Furious Script Changes Created A $7.4 Billion Box Office Juggernaut

Producer Neal H. Moritz suggested Vin Diesel after his role in the 2000’s Pitch Black. However, despite him not starring in lead roles yet, Diesel didn’t accept the deal right away, and most of the script had to be rewritten with his notes before he accepted. Jordana Brewster wasn’t the first choice, either, as Mia Toretto was originally written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Eliza Dushku. The Fast and the Furious could have been a very different film, but the final result is arguably the better version of the project.

7 Fast & Furious 2 With Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto
The Second Movie Gives Brian A New Partner
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto with Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibbons from 2 Fast 2 Furious

Vin Diesel didn’t return for 2 Fast 2 Furious, even though the first installment helped launch his career. Although he was reportedly offered $25 million to reprise his role, he didn’t sign on for the sequel, because he didn’t feel like the film needed one and didn’t like the script. 2 Fast 2 Furious went on to introduce Tyrese’s Roman Pearce and put Paul Walker’s Brian in the spotlight. However, had Diesel joined the sequel, it would surely have been massively different from what audiences got. Years later, Diesel confirmed that he would’ve done things differently and fought harder for revisions on the script, as he did with the first one.

6 Tokyo Drift With Toretto As The Main Character
Vin Diesel Only Had a Small Cameo
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and the Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift's Luke and Han

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the third installment in the Fast saga. However, it can be considered a standalone as it doesn’t feature any of the previous characters. It introduces Sung Kang as Han Lue, who would go on to reprise his role in 2009’s Fast & Furious. Vin Diesel reprised his role as Dominic Toretto in a very brief cameo at the end of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, though, but that only happened after making a unique deal with Universal Pictures: he wanted the rights to Riddick, the sci-fi action saga for which he wanted to develop a sequel.

Although he has a short cameo at the end of the film, Vin Diesel was originally supposed to star in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The movie’s screenwriter, Chris Morgan, told UPROXX. “Essentially it was Tokyo Drift, but it was with Vin, and his character kind of had to go out and learn drifting. And there was a murder he had to solve. … And they said, ‘Nah, can’t do that. We have to do high school.’” Luckily, they didn’t go for that idea, and the franchise lived on, with Diesel and the rest of the cast returning for the fourth one. Tokyo Drift would be “retconned back” into the franchise during Fast & Furious 6’s post-credits scene.

5 Vin Diesel’s Solo Dominic Toretto Movie
Fast & Furious Was Supposed To Be Dom’s Movie
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in Fast & Furious

Vin Diesel is the star of the Fast & Furious franchise, but he almost had his solo movie, too. Diesel’s career only evolved after The Fast And The Furious, and he made his way back to Dom Toretto with a cameo in 2006’s The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Diesel would fully return to the role and reunite with the original cast for 2009’s Fast & Furious. However, before the 2009 film reunited the original crew, it was supposed to be a solo Dominic Toretto movie. Considering how solid Fast & Furious (2009) was, and how it reignited the franchise, it’s good that a solo Toretto film didn’t happen during that time.

4 Hobbs & Shaw 2
The Sequel With Dwayne Johnson And Jason Statham Is Long In The Works

Hobbs & Shaw introduced the franchise’s antiheroes, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), giving them their spin-off film in 2019. The spin-off was a success, making $760 million at the box office with a $200 million budget. Naturally, Universal greenlit a sequel, but it never materialized. The movie was supposed to take the two action stars on more adventures, but it’s unlikely it will happen now.

Related: Hobbs & Shaw 2: Confirmation, Dwayne Johnson’s Fast Saga Plans & Everything We Know

Hobbs & Shaw 2 has been in active development since November 2021, but there are not many details available. The latest updates indicate that the next Hobbs movie will not be a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw. Instead, it will be a Dwayne Johnson solo Fast & Furious film building up from Fast X’s ending. Despite his differences with Vin Diesel, The Rock reprised his role in Fast X in a post-credits scene, setting up his solo future in the franchise.

3 The Original Furious 7
Paul Walker’s Tragic Death Called For Many Changes

Furious 7 picks up after the events of Fast & Furious 6 and mixes with Tokyo Drift, with Lucas Black reprising his role as Sean Boswell. After appearing in the credits scene of Fast & Furious 6, Jason Statham has a bigger role in the movie. The film also marks Paul Walker’s last acting credit, as he passed away during filming. Universal put the movie on hold, and, although Furious 7 was almost canceled, the filmmakers were able to reshoot and rewrite the film. For the remaining scenes in the movie, Paul Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, acted as stand-ins for Brian’s scenes. Later, they used CGI to recreate Paul Walker’s face.

2 Fast X as the Series’ Ending
Fast X Was Supposed To Tie All Lose Ends
Cipher in Fast 9 and the poster for Furious X

The Fast saga had been hinting at “one last ride” for a while, although there is no certain end in sight. It was all supposed to end with Fast X, which would tie all loose ends. Later, the project evolved into a two-part finale. Justin Lin was supposed to direct both films but exited Fast X due to creative differences. With Dwayne Johnson’s new Fast & Furious spinoff in development, it’s clear that Fast X is no longer really the end of the franchise. It also remains to be seen whether Fast & Furious 12 will happen as, despite what Vin Diesel has hinted at, a new film in the main saga after Fast X, Part 2 has yet to be confirmed.

1 All-Female Fast & Furious Spin-Off
A Project Long In The Works
Gisele, Cipher, and Letty in Fast & Furious

In 2019, Vin Diesel teased an all-female spin-off for the Fast & Furious franchise. Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet were tied to the project for the script, and the timeline suggested it would come out after Fast 9. That hasn’t happened yet, but the project isn’t canceled, so it might happen eventually. Still, there’s no certainty about it. It’s unclear which Fast & Furious characters would be part of the movie, but Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Tess (Brie Larson), Gisele (Gal Gadot), and Cipher (Charlize Theron) would likely be part of it.

Sources: UPROXX

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