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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.

Related: Every Way Fast 10 & 11 Can Include Paul Walker’s Brian

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
Vin diesel Paul walker Brian Oconnor car Fast and furious 9 does not ruin furious 7 ending.

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.

Related: Why Fast & Furious 10 Should Bring Back Dom & Mia’s Mother

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 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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