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The Main Characters Ranked By Fighting Ability

Between all the car chases and espionage plots, the Fast And Furious franchise manages to pack in plenty of action scenes in each new installment. The majority of the action sequences that are scattered all over the franchise involve the use of guns or advanced weapons but a decent number of them are physical fights too.

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The kind of work that Dom and his crew do requires the participants to not only be tough but also know how to fight since that can be the deciding fighter on whether one gets to go on more missions or die. Everyone in the franchise can drive well but the fight scenes make it easier to tell who is vicious and who is not.

Han Seoul-Oh
Han complains about robbing a fuel tanker in Fast & Furious (2009)

Han starts out as a member of Dom’s crew but after the death of his girlfriend, Gisele, he goes back to his home city of Tokyo. There, he spends his days street racing before Mr. Nobody recruits him.

Ordinarily, Han prefers racing rather than squaring up with people. There is only a single scene where he makes use of his self-defense skills. Shoving Owen Shaw’s sniper, Adolfson, into a jet engine is remarkable but in every other moment, he falls short. Even when Roman helps him out during a London underground brawl, he still fails to beat another Shaw henchman.

Cipher inside her plane in The Fate Of The Furious

As one of the wealthiest Fast And Furious villains, Cipher has had some of the world’s best criminals under her control. Additionally, she blackmails Dom into working for her but he manages to break free from her claws.

Cipher is more brains than brawn. She has only been in one fight scene and she chose to flee. For the most part, she prefers situations that enable her to rely on the muscle of others rather than those that require her own intervention.  It isn’t exactly a bad way for an overarching villain to operate as it has mostly kept her from harm.

Roman Pearce
Roman and Brian take a breather after fighting in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Brian’s childhood friend gets arrested for stealing cars and after spending years behind bars, he gets paroled so he can help defeat Carter Verone. He then joins Dom’s crew.

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Roman would rather crack jokes than beat up people. Brian even criticizes his skills after the two reunite by engaging in fisticuffs.  Since he has known Roman for years, fans will definitely take his word for it. The former convict has been in several situations where he needed to prove himself but couldn’t. Martial arts expert, Jah, brutally beats him up and so does Enrique. Be that as it may, he is extremely good with weapons as he single-handedly guns down 14 military personnel in the fictional nation of Montequinto.

Tej Parker
Tej warns his crew at the NATO base after he spots Owen Shaw commandeering a tank in Furious 6

Tej is initially introduced as a mechanic and race referee but somehow acquires tech skills along the way. He, therefore, becomes the tech support guy for the team during missions.

Since he spends most of his time dealing with gadgets and computers, Tej only has one fight during his run in the franchise. But in it, he shows just why he needs to be swinging fists a lot more. When the team heads to Abu Dhabi, he demonstrates his proficiency in close quarters combat by landing successive punches on an armed security guard before elbowing him unconscious.

Mia Toretto
Mia fights one of Otto's henchmen in Fast 9

The youngest of the Toretto siblings initially chooses to stay away from the action, preferring to focus on her children. But after the reappearance of her brother Jakob, she becomes more than eager to hurt people.

Mia’s numerous fight scenes in F9 are definitely a shocker since she was previously a reserved person, but all that is tied to actress Jordana Brewster’s request for more action scenes. She brilliantly pairs up with Letty to fend of Otto’s henchman and is very impressive during an attack on an armored truck. How she became so good is still a mystery but it should be presumed that her brothers Jakob and Dom trained her.

Letty Ortiz
Letty fights the Jordanian prince's bodyguards in Dubai in Fast & Furious

Letty has known Dom since she was a little girl and she has never stopped loving him. She dives into his chaotic world when she goes undercover for the FBI to expose Arturo Braga and never looks back.

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Letty has been a part of numerous incredible fight scenes, memorably against Riley Hicks (Gina Carano) and Kara (Ronda Rousey), two characters played by famous martial arts experts. The fight against Kara is specifically the best way to measure Letty’s skills since the leader of the Jordanian Prince’s all-female bodyguard team is reported to have prevented hundreds of attempts against her boss’ life. Still, Letty keeps up with her, with the fight ending in a draw.

Brian O’Conner
Brian in a prison cell in Fast and Furious 6

The former police officer transitions to criminal life when he chooses to help Dom. He then marries Dom’s sister, Mia, and becomes a major part of his brother-in-law’s operations.

Brian’s lean stature hasn’t stopped him from getting the better of larger men. That’s because is he is very proficient in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Drug trafficker Romon Braga’s henchmen struggle so much when dealing with Brian that the scene almost turns comical. Dom also puts a stamp on Brian’s abilities by stating that fighting him is simply humiliating oneself. Other characters that have been defeated by Brian include Roman and the martial artist Louis Kiet, thus confirming his status as maestro.

Dominic “Dom” Toretto
Dom fights Shaw in the streets in Fast & Furious

Dom comes a long way, from a street racer and mechanic to one of the greatest heist orchestrators in the world — he’s arguably the real villain of the Fast And Furious franchise. And on his rise to the top, he has engaged in plenty of physical altercations.

Dom stands out from other fighters because he can literally use any part of his body to knock out opponents. He demonstrates this by sending one of Owen Shaw’s henchmen flying by merely giving him a headbutt. The force isn’t limited to his head only as he also punches Deckard Shaw so hard during their street fight that he lands a few feet away.

Luke Hobbs
Dwayne Johnson fights Brixton's men in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent is initially tasked with hunting down Dom and his team in Rio but ends up partnering with them. He then grows close to Shaw, becoming his partner in special ops missions.

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Hobbs’ size puts him at a disadvantage at times because it messes with his flexibility but it also blesses him with raw power. In what could be one of the cheesiest moments of the Fast And Furious franchise, he flexes his way out of an arm cast. Knocking him out is only but a dream to his opponents since his size makes him very stable. Scenes that best illustrate his abilities include the hospital fight with Hobbs and his first duel with Dom.

Deckard Shaw
Deckard Shaw fights while holding Dom's baby in Fast & Furious

The former military-officer-cum-MI6-agent becomes a mercenary after he falls out with his superiors, forcing them to send a kill squad after him. He comes after Dom and his men but finds himself working with them.

Shaw has won nearly every fight he has been in, which is a testament to his abilities. It takes a special kind of fighter to beat and kill dozens of baddies while holding a baby and Shaw does that inside Cipher’s plane while ensuring no harm comes to Dom’s child. He has plenty of other great highlights, including the prison break scene orchestrated by Mr. Nobody where he brutalizes the most hard-boiled criminals, as well as the street fight with Dom.

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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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