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Brie Larson Plays Brian O’Connor’s Sister

Fast & Furious 10 could continue the legacy of Paul Walker’s character if Brie Larson is playing Brian O’Connor’s sister. The Fast & Furious franchise lost a big piece of its heart in 2013 when Paul Walker passed away. After reworking the end of Furious 7 to allow Brian O’Connor to drive off into the sunset, it seemed that his story was over. However, there is speculation Brian will play a role in the finale as the two movies could be poised to introduce Brian’s sister. While Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto failed to live a quiet life, that is not true for Brian O’Connor.

The franchise explained he remained home with his family, even with his wife Mia returning for F9. However, the Fast and the Furious movies have been hesitant to move past Brian. This has left the franchise in a position to potentially bring Brian O’Connor back in Fast X. He even appeared in the new trailers, to the shock of fans. There are only a few major new cast members for the sequels, such as Jason Momoa’s villain, but it could be Brie Larson who has the biggest role to play in the Fast & Furious franchise’s finale, possibly appearing as a new member of the O’Connor family.

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Fast & Furious Keeps Hinting At Brian’s Return
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The Fast & Furious franchise dropped its biggest hint that Brian O’Connor will return during F9’s ending. After Dominic Toretto’s crew helped save the world once again, they return to the original Toretto house for a traditional family cookout. It is only after the main characters in F9 are sitting down that Dom notes the empty chair at the table. Mia responded saying, “He’s on his way,” before F9 shows Brian O’Connor’s traditional blue Nissan Skyline GT-R pull into the driveway. While Brian isn’t seen in the scene, it was viewed by many as set up for the possibility that Paul Walker’s character will be in Fast & Furious 10.

There is so far no confirmation that Brian O’Connor is going to be in Fast X, but the teases have continued, including a look at him in what might be a flashback scene from the trailer. Mia is coming back once more after Vin Diesel demanded it. While her absence in the original script could point to Fast & Furious 10 not having any plans for Brian, her addition might have changed that. The franchise can only continue to use Mia and not show Brian for so long before it gets even stranger that he isn’t involved in the action.

Brian O’Connor’s return also sounds quite plausible based on what people involved with the Fast & Furious franchise have said. Fast X director Justin Lin mentioned that he thinks about that possibility every day as he figures out how to wrap up a story 20+ years in the making. Meanwhile, Paul Walker’s real-life brothers have remained open to the idea of helping bring Brian back in the sequels, as they have played doubles for him in the past. Instead of bringing Paul Walker back, Fast & Furious 10 could continue Brian O’Connor’s legacy differently.

Theory: Brie Larson Plays Brian’s Sister In Fast X
Brie Larson in Fast and Furious 10.

Brie Larson could play Brian O’Connor’s sister in Fast X. In the time since Larson joined the Fast & Furious 10 cast, there has not been any information on who she is playing. Vin Diesel teased that her character will be “timeless” within the franchise’s mythology and “add something you might not have expected but yearned for” in Fast X. It isn’t much to go on, but it does point to Brie Larson’s character being a prominent part of the sequel while also teasing connections to the established canon. Due to those two factors, Larson playing Brian O’Connor’s sister makes a lot of sense.

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Even though Paul Walker played Brian O’Connor in six Fast & Furious movies, his family is not something that the franchise explored. This is somewhat surprising considering the Fast & Furious franchise is all about family. The only aspects of Brian’s family life that are confirmed are that he was raised by his mom after his dad left them and that he has no recollection of who his father is. There is no mention of Brian having a sister, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t have one. Brie Larson believably could pass as Paul Walker’s younger sister based on their looks, while she is also 16 years younger.

This could mean that she was only just a kid when the Fast & Furious movie events began, explaining why she hasn’t been around before. Brie Larson playing Brian O’Connor’s sister might seem out of leftfield at first, but it is important to remember that a similar twist happened in F9. The movie delivers a huge surprise with John Cena’s Jakob being Dominic Toretto’s younger brother. If Dom can have a secret brother, then it is not unbelievable that Brian O’Connor has a secret younger sister. This would allow Brie Larson’s character to step into the franchise and continue Paul Walker’s legacy.

Brian’s Sister Is Better For Fast & Furious Than CGI Paul Walker
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Brie Larson stepping into the role of Brian O’Connor’s sister is the best move for Fast & Furious 10 and the franchise’s future. It enables the movies to continue showing Brian’s legacy through his younger sister instead of potentially feeling forced to use a CGI Paul Walker. Furious 7 already gave Brian O’Connor the perfect send-off, so any use of the character beyond this risks ruining that ending. While seeing Brian again could be great for some fans, using CGI to bring Paul Walker back will also be a bit uncomfortable no matter how well it is done. The franchise doesn’t need to bring him back at this point, especially as Brian’s return likely wouldn’t be as part of a starring role.

Fast X is better off letting Brie Larson become the face of the O’Connor family legacy. She can enter the story in a variety of ways, but her role as a member of Dom’s team would allow Fast & Furious 10 to include scenes between Vin Diesel and Brie Larson’s characters about who Brian is, why they love him, and so on, which can act as another celebration of Paul Walker and his character’s legacy. Furthermore, it could put her in a position to help lead the Fast & Furious female spinoff, giving the franchise’s future a dose of the O’Connor legacy through Brian’s sister played by Brie Larson.

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The Fast Saga Is About Family, So Why All The Secret Relatives?
Vin Diesel smiles in Fast Five.

If Brie Larson is playing Brian’s sister in Fast X, this would make it the second Fast & Furious movie in a row that revealed one of the main characters has a secret sibling. The franchise always finds a justification to introduce or reintroduce characters despite it feeling narratively impossible — another example is Han surviving the Tokyo Drift explosion before subsequently coming back in F9 with the outrageous explanation that Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody had helped him fake his death, or Lottie’s survival of a similar wreck. If Fast and Furious want to introduce a long-lost sister of Brian, they’ll find a way, even if it’s implausible.

The wild family storylines fit the Fast Saga ethos. Having them pulled along by a rollercoaster plot feels tonally appropriate. As a franchise that grew organically, the sprawling secret family connections are part of the brand. Introducing Brian’s sister this late in the franchise would certainly be a sharp turn, but in a movie about high-speed driving, sharp turns are to be expected. It actually fits right in. Families are difficult, complicated setups. Sometimes family members drift apart, but finding their way back to each other despite the passage of time is what Fast and Furious movies are all about. That, and driving to space.

Brie Larson Is Confirmed To Play Tess
Vin Diesel and Brie Larson in Fast X.

While there is no word on whether Brie Larson is playing Brian’s sister in Fast X, her character has been officially revealed. Her name is Tess and she worked for Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody. This also doesn’t reveal or spoil anything further though. When asked, director Louis Leterrier said that while Jason Momoa’s villain is the darkness, Tess is the “light.” He also said she is connected to the franchise in a “very strong way.”

This makes it sound like – in a franchise about family – she might be true family for the team. While it doesn’t mean that Tess is Brian’s sister, it is very much in the realm of possibility. The Fast X trailer showed Brian in what was a flashback scene to reveal why Dante hates Dom and his family so much. That could lead to him coming after everyone – even a sister Dom never knew Brian had. It could bring in a new female family member and keep the franchise’s themes all the way to the end.

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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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
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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.

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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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