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Deckard Shaw’s 10 Best Quotes

Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), a former MI6 operative turned mercenary, is introduced in the Fast and Furious franchise as the brother of villain Owen Shaw. Seeking to punish Dom and his crew for what they did to Owen, he causes plenty of mayhem before eventually agreeing to work with them on missions.

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Shaw has turned out to be one of the best characters in the franchise because he is not only formidable but also quite comical. Apart from cracking jokes as brilliantly as he beats people. Shaw may be an expert driver, but one way in which he impresses fans even more is through his brilliant dialogue.

When Shaw Calls Dom To Let Him Know He’s Coming For Him
“You Don’t Know Me. You’re About To.”
Deckard Shaw calls Dom to threaten him after crashing into Han in Furious 6

In the Fast & Furious 6 mid-credits scene, Deckard Shaw broadsides Han’s vehicle in Tokyo, appearing to have killed him. He then calls Dom to let him know that the hunt is on.

It’s quite the perfect way for a baddie to announce himself. It’s also scenes like these that make Shaw one of the Fast and Furious villains whom fans love. His words are a declaration of war, letting Dom know that he and his crew are about to pay dearly for what they did to Owen. He almost keeps his promise but in typical franchise fashion, he gets turned into a hero.

When Shaw Beats Up Baddies At A Party With A Champagne Bottle
“I’m What You Might Call A Champagne Problem.”
Shaw fighting with a champagne bottle in Hobbs and Shaw

In a cross-cutting scene in Hobbs & Shaw, Hobbs is shown muscling his way through a tattoo parlor while Shaw arrives at a party in London. Shaw then describes himself as a champagne problem before going on to actually brutalize everyone with a champagne bottle.

In literal terms, a champagne problem is something that’s actually not that big of a deal when compared to other problems. Trust Shaw to not only make things even more literal by using a champagne bottle as a weapon but by also proving himself to be a much bigger problem than expected. By the scene coming quite early in the movie, it helps pump up the levels of excitement.

When Hobbs Finds Shaw At His Office
“One Second…”
Hobbs and Shaw fight at the DSS offices in Furious 7

Soon after announcing his arrival, Shaw breaks into the Los Angeles DSS crew to extract files about Dom and his crew. Hobbs stops by and finds him but Shaw hilariously asks him to wait for him to finish before they can start fighting.

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The best villains are always those that are composed and courageous. Shaw is portrayed as both on this occasion. He isn’t bothered that a huge lawman is standing right at the door. The former MI6 operative is confident that he will extract the files and walk out of the office without Hobbs stopping him.

When Shaw Faces Off Against Dom
“You Never Should Have Messed With A Man’s Family.”
Dom fights Shaw in the streets in Fast & Furious

As soon as Shaw and Dom get introduced to each other, one of Shaw’s best qualities becomes clear. Like Dom, he adores his family and will do anything to punish whoever messes with them.

Though the words depict Shaw as a badass character that’s about to inflict paint for grievances caused, they also paint him as quite the hypocritical character. As Dom accurately points out, Shaw’s brother messed with his family too. Letty even developed health complications while working for Owen.

When Shaw Babysits Dom’s Baby While Fighting Off Cipher’s Goons
“Where’s That Smile? There It Is!”
Deckard Shaw fights while holding Dom's baby in Fast & Furious

Shaw proves himself as one of the best fighters in the Fast and Furious franchise when he takes on several of Cipher’s men inside a plane. And he does this while babysitting Dom’s baby.

The manner in which Shaw easily juggles between soothing a baby and obliterating baddies is more than outstanding, making it one of the overall best scenes in the franchise. It’s also a sweet moment because Shaw and Dom couldn’t see eye to eye at first and now he is doing everything to ensure no harm comes to his child.

When Shaw Unsuccessfully Tries To Get Rid Off Hobbs
“This Job Requires Stealth. Look At You. I Mean, Granted, It’s Not Your Fault. But You’re Too Obvious.”
Deckard Shaw mocks Luke Hpbbs about his size in Hobbs and Shaw

Shaw isn’t too happy when he gets paired with Hobbs again in order to stop Brixton Lore. He tries to get rid of him at an airport but he still shows up on the plane, causing Shaw to tear into him.

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Hobbs and Shaw enjoy throwing shady burns at each other and this is but one of the best ones. Shaw doesn’t hide his opinion about Hobbs’ physique. He believes he is too huge to do spy work, adding that his size makes enemies notice him easily. He is right but history has proven that Hobbs doesn’t need to hide in order to cause damage.

When Shaw Speaks To A Comatose Owen At The Hospital
“Rest Now, Little Brother. I Want To Settle Your One Last Score.”
Deckard Shaw looks at Owen in the hospital

At the start of Furious 7, Shaw visits his comatose brother at the hospital where he goes on a lengthy monologue about how he always finished fights for him when they were kids. He then promises to get revenge for him.

It’s a great family moment that also prepares audiences for the battles that are to come. With these words, Shaw also suggests that he is a better villain than his brother. He is confident he won’t struggle to take down Dom and his crew like Owen did. However, things don’t end up being as easy for him as he expected.

When Shaw’s Told He’ll Be Working With Hobbs Again
“She-Hulk Here Only Knows How To Smash.”
Hobbs and Shaw tear into each other after learning they'll be working together again in Hobbs & Shaw

Shaw is furious when he is told that he’ll partner up with someone to take down Brixton only to learn that it’s Hobbs. He jokingly claims that Hobbs knows nothing other than violently smashing people like She-Hulk.

It’s a nice pop culture reference that also doubles as burn. Shaw could have easily referenced the Hulk but he chooses to go with She-Hulk in order to piss off Hobbs more. Though Hobbs also gets to throw insults of his own, they don’t quite match Shaw’s superior verbal jobs. But as expected, the two eventually agree to work together.

When Dom Tries To Catch Shaw By Surprise
“Well, I Got A Lot Of Friends.”
Deckard Shaw stays calm when Dom ambushes him in Furious 7

At the height of their rivalry, Dom leads a team to ambush Shaw as he is eating. It turns out Shaw is expecting them with a backup team of his own that includes Mose Jakande. He goes on a monologue about friends and when Dom insists he has ‘family,’ not friends, Shaw says he’s different because he has plenty of friends.

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Having previously worked in the military as well as the intelligence community, Shaw knows better than to be ambushed. On this particular occasion, friends turn out to be stronger than ‘family’ since Dom and Brian are forced to retreat and abandon their plan to acquire God’s Eye when Jakande’s team kills Mr. Nobody’s chief lieutenant.

When Shaw Visits Queenie
“If You Can’t Break Out Of A S—ty Prison Like This, Then You’re Really Slipping, Mom.”
Shaw advises Queenie to break out of prison in Hobbs & Shaw

Shaw isn’t impressed when he visits his mother in prison and realizes she is just sitting tight. Given her criminal expertise, he expected her to have broken out a long time ago.

Everyone in the Shaw family is somewhat of a formidable villain and no other moment illustrates that better than this one. Shaw is right about his mother getting too comfortable because she has demonstrated superior skills a couple of other times in the franchise. For example, she easily evades the police after stealing jewelry in the middle of a busy street.

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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.

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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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