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Fast & Furious 10 & 11 Can Repeat Marvel’s Greatest Achievement

Fast X and Fast & Furious 11, the final two Fast and Furious movies, can replicate Marvel’s greatest movie achievement. Considering how the Fast and Furious family is always up for a new adventure, star and producer Vin Diesel had to point out in advance that the next two Fast and Furious movies will be the franchise’s last. More than 20 years, 10 movies, and an animated series later, Fast and Furious has established itself as one of Hollywood’s most enduring IPs, and thus deserves an epic-scale finale. For a saga that has only expanded in scale since Fast Five, going big for the finale will be no challenge for Fast and Furious.

Although superhero films, especially the MCU, have become part of a category of their own when it comes to blockbusters, Fast and Furious has had strong box office results for the past ten years. Fast Five, the first Fast and Furious movie to be given a nine-figure budget, went on to claim $626 million, outperforming other 2011 blockbusters like Captain America: The First Avenger. Now, more than a decade later, Fast and Furious will return to the big screen with its most expensive movie yet, Fast X. Therefore, Fast X will have to offer a huge-scale finale that justifies its budget, similar to what Marvel did with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

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Fast 10 & 11 Will Wrap Up Fast & Furious
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The Fate of the Furious and F9 showed that the franchise can always get more creative regarding car stunts, as shown by The Rock’s Hobbs holding a missile with his bare hands or Tej and Roman flying a rocket car to space. Still, for those moments to work, Fast and Furious has to constantly recycle storylines and undo previous moments. For example, Fast Five ended with the Fast and Furious family all becoming millionaires, only for them to go back to work in Fast & Furious 6. Likewise, Fast & Furious 6 saw the crew getting their pardons, yet they returned to action in Furious 7.

Given how every Fast and Furious movie since Fast Five would have worked as the conclusion of the saga, except for sequel hook moments like Fast Five’s reveal that Letty was alive, it can be said that an actual Fast and Furious ending is long overdue. There is not much else the Fast and Furious movies can do, both in terms of story and scale. The last two installments have told similar stories with recurring antagonists and repetitive MacGuffins. F9 may have added a new character, Jakob Toretto, and brought Han Lue back, but there is simply not enough story potential to justify another decade of Dominic Toretto Fast and Furious films.

Fast X’s Budget Is On Par With Infinity War & Endgame
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Fast X’s budget is reportedly close to $340 million (via The Wrap). As a comparison, Avengers: Infinity War, the first movie in the Infinity Saga’s two-part conclusion, had a $316 million budget. Infinity War was one of Marvel’s most ambitious movies, as it saw dozens of Marvel characters coming together for a fight against Thanos and his army across the universe. While Fast X will have a larger cast compared to F9, including additions like Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior, and Alan Ritchson, it is still surprising that Fast X will cost more than Infinity War.

Another interesting comparison is Avengers: Endgame, by far Marvel’s most ambitious movie and the current second-highest-grossing film of all time. Endgame had a $356 million budget, not very far from Fast X’s current $340 million. For a saga that began with a $38 million budget film, it is shocking that Fast and Furious is now on par with Infinity War and Endgame in terms of budget. That said, given how the last three main Fast and Furious movies made more than $3.4 billion dollars combined, this significant Fast X budget can be justified with a similarly strong box office performance after all.

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Fast X Can Be Fast & Furious’ Infinity War
Jason Momoa, Vin Diesel, and Brie Larson in Fast X

Although Fast and Furious and the Marvel universe obviously tell very different stories, Fast X can be compared with Infinity War not only in terms of budget but also in what they meant to their respective franchises. The MCU as a franchise did not end with the fight against Thanos, but Infinity War and Endgame can be considered as a finale for the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Infinity Saga, similar to Fast and Furious, had existed for over a decade and generated billions at the box office, which asked for an ambitious conclusion. Therefore, Infinity War had to be Marvel’s biggest movie yet, a challenge that Fast X now faces.

From Fast Five to F9, the Fast and Furious films have always outdone the previous installment when it comes to scale and action pieces, which creates a certain level of expectation for every new film in the saga. With Fast X confirmed to be the penultimate Fast and Furious film, those expectations for what the saga will deliver next are now bigger than ever. Fast X is already delivering on those expectations at least in terms of the cast, as pretty much every main F9 character is returning for the next Fast and Furious film along with the new casting additions.

Not much is known about Fast X’s story, except that the movie will reference previous Fast and Furious films as suggested by Tej actor Ludacris. However, given that Fast X and Fast & Furious 11 are being described as a two-part finale despite no longer being shot back to back, some things can be inferred about the next Fast and Furious movie. If Fast & Furious 10 and 11 repeat similar two-part films’ tricks, then Fast X will likely end on a cliffhanger that sets up Fast & Furious 11 as the grand finale. That was exactly what Infinity War did, with Thanos’ snap cliffhanger being one of the reasons behind Endgame’s record-breaking opening weekend.

Fast & Furious 11 Has To Be The Franchise’s Endgame
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If Fast X plays out like Fast and Furious’ Infinity War, then Fast & Furious 11 has to be the franchise’s Endgame. Time travel and portals may be too much for Fast and Furious, but the final movie in the saga can still replicate some of Endgame’s best feats. Thanks to the time travel element, Avengers: Endgame was able to revisit the franchise’s past and celebrate previous MCU movies, something that Fast & Furious 11 can repeat with the help of flashbacks. With a two decade-legacy behind it, Fast & Furious 11 feels like the end of an entire saga and not simply one more adventure.

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For Fast & Furious 11 to truly feel like the culmination of the Fast and Furious franchise, it will have to be the saga’s biggest movie ever. Similarly, Endgame had to feel bigger than all previous Marvel movies, something that was achieved with the Battle of Earth. Endgame saw every possible MCU character coming together for one final battle against Thanos and his army, something that Fast & Furious 11 can replicate, all the differences considered. The final Fast and Furious film should reunite every possible character for one major action sequence, something that would honor the franchise’s tone and wrap up the saga on a high note.

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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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