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Every Fast & Furious Movie’s Best Stunt

The Fast & Furious movies have made a name for themselves with jaw-dropping stunts that blend CGI and practical effects, and each installment of the franchise has one stunt that is its best. From the series’ grounded beginnings in The Fast and the Furious, in which the protagonists scrap for a modest haul of DVD players, to the ludicrous set pieces found in the later films, Fast & Furious has always rooted itself in car-related spectacle. As the franchise has progressed, there has been a gradual escalation in the ambition of the stunts, starting with clever street-racing tricks and coalescing into massive, explosive, city-destroying mayhem.

The movies center mostly on Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), an expert driver who lives for two things: his love of racing and his love of his Fast & Furious family. As the film universe has expanded and Dom’s family has grown, he has found himself called to protect them — and sometimes the world — in more and more extreme situations. While the Fast & Furious franchise takes advantage of CGI to help create the full picture, many of the series’ most impressive and memorable stunts were achieved practically, the product of ambitious creative visions realized by some of the most talented stunt people working in Hollywood.

1 The Fast And The Furious — Driving Under A Truck
The Fast and The Furious truck stunt

The first installment in the franchise, The Fast and the Furious​​​​​​, takes a more grounded tone than later iterations; while this means less ambitious stunts, it also means these stunts could be shot practically. The opening scene car chase of The Fast and the Furious shows a gang of thieves carrying out a heist on a moving semi-truck. When the truck moves into a lane blocked off on the left and right by construction, a Honda Civic neatly slips underneath the truck and hits cruise control. The grounded stunt was shot practically, with a stunt driver and a slightly modified truck.

2 2 Fast 2 Furious — Car Meets Yacht
2 fast 2 furious boat jump sequence

This stunt from the finale of 2 Fast 2 Furious was the franchise’s first foray into ludicrous action feats. Paul Walker’s Brian and Tyrese Gibson’s Roman plow their car headlong into the villain’s yacht by launching off a ramp. The stunt was shot practically, with three different cars used for the stunt’s three phases: one car was filmed launching off the ramp into the sea, a second was carried through the air by a crane, and a third, pre-wrecked car was used for the final collision.

3 The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift — Four Story Drift
Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift Parking Ramp Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is interested in one thing and one thing only: drifting. The film explores Tokyo’s drift-focused street racing scene with numerous setpieces in which characters drift through mountains, crowds, and most impressively, a four-story parking garage ramp. The second race in the film takes place entirely in a parking garage and culminates with the villainous Takeshi performing an ambitious, dangerous piece of sustained drifting in his Nissan 350z. The stunt was shot practically, with a stuntperson behind the wheel of the car.

4 Fast & Furious — Dom Clears A Gas Tanker
Fast & Furious Explosion

Six years after The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the franchise reunited Paul Walker and Vin Diesel for the first time since the original film. Fast & Furious employed more CGI than earlier installments, which allowed the film to feature some dramatic stunts that can’t be accomplished practically. One of the most memorable moments in Fast & Furious comes when Dom and his gang attempt to rob a petroleum tanker. When the rig goes out of control, Dom times the car’s approach to clear under the burning truck just before it tumbles down a cliff. The ensuing fall and explosion were filmed practically.

5 Fast Five — Dragging The Vault
A car drags a vault through the streets in Fast Five

Fast Five features what is considered the Fast & Furious franchise’s most ridiculous stunt, a high-octane sequence in which the protagonists drag a bank vault through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. The sequence is thrilling, with the dragged safe possessing a real weight that gives the carnage a tangible aspect. While some of the damage was added in with CGI, the safe itself was a practical effect. The production used seven different vaults for the chase, specialized to serve different shots: two were motorized for ease of movement, one could slide, one could roll and bounce, and one was used for stationary shots.

6 Fast & Furious 6 — Car-Chewing Tank
Roman jumps from one car to another in Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6 pits the crew against Owen Shaw, who unleashes a speeding tank on the protagonists in a sequence that takes place on a busy Spanish highway. The stunt was filmed on a real highway in Tel Aviv, emptied out for the shoot. The vehicle was very real, an actual World War II tank modified to run at speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour. While the production intended to use CGI for shots of the tank chewing up cars on the highway, they ultimately opted to use real cars. The tank was up to the task, even crushing Roman’s car just as the character leaps to safety.

7 Furious 7 — Jumping Through Skyscrapers
Furious 7 skyscraper jump image

One of the most ludicrous stunts in the franchise’s history comes in Furious 7 when the characters launch a supercar through numerous Abu Dhabi skyscrapers during a heist sequence. While the sequence was bolstered by CGI, the stunt itself was real. The Furious 7 team constructed several 30-foot tall glass and aluminum structures through which stunt drivers actually drove. The production produced hollowed-out facsimiles of the supercars for the stunt since these actual vehicles cost around $3 million each.

8 The Fate Of The Furious — The Submarine Emerges
The Fate of the Furious submarine chase

The nuclear submarine in The Fate of The Furious was the franchise’s biggest vehicle yet, and it resulted in an explosive action sequence on a frozen lake in one of the Fast & Furious franchise’s best climaxes. The sequence was shot on a real frozen lake in Iceland, where up to 16 vehicles were on the ice at any one time. The memorable moment in which the submarine emerges from the ice, sending the vehicles flying, was achieved through a blend of practical effects and CGI. The submarine was digitally rendered, but a real explosion was used to launch the vehicles 30 feet into the air.

9 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Helicopter Vs. Trucks
Hobbs and Shaw helicopter vs trucks

The spinoff movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw upholds the penchant for jaw-dropping stunts that earned the franchise its fame, and this is expected to continue with a standalone Hobbs spinoff movie. The Hobbs & Shaw finale sees a massive convoy of trucks attempt to tow the villainous Brixton Lore’s helicopter via a length of cable, only for Brixton to lift the line of trucks into the air and steer them toward a cliff. A blend of practical effects and CGI was used, with a hydraulic rig raising the backs of the cars, and a crane lifting some into the air in front of a blue screen.

10 F9 — Peligro Minas
Minefield scene from F9

The first action sequence in F9: The Fast Saga sets the gripping tone for the film as the characters are forced to navigate a minefield in a fictional Central American country. The sequence was shot practically, with a team of stunt drivers navigating a field of real buried explosives. The cars themselves were reinforced to withstand the explosions, although some hollowed-out off-roaders were not so lucky, being launched dozens of feet in the air by the special effects team.

11 Fast X — Great Ball Of Fire
Italy bomb ball scene Fast X

Fast X features an homage to Fast Five’s vault chase with an explosive action setpiece in which antagonist Dante unleashes a vast, spherical bomb through the streets of Rome in a chaotic, largely practical sequence. The massive ball tears through the city, wreaking havoc as it demolishes buses, buildings, and even a gas pump, which causes the ball to catch fire. The production used two real balls for the shoot, one weighing almost two tons and another, more lightweight model weighing 800 pounds. The ball was controlled using overhead wires and was actually set ablaze at the Fast & Furious sequence’s explosive apex.

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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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