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10 Ways The Movie Sets Up The Sequel

The Fast & Furious movies have largely been designed in such a way that they can be enjoyed on a standalone basis. However, F9 has not only carried forward elements from The Fate of the Furious but also left out many plot elements to be continued in the follow-up movie.

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F9 had Dominic Toretto learn that his estranged brother Jakob kept Dom’s enemy Cipher captive and was in search of the Aries device. By the end of the movie, Jakob and Dom had reconciled but the characters still have a number of issues they will tackle in the future. In order to be prepared for Fast 10, fans should be up to speed with all the setups.

Jakob’s Exploits On The Run
furious 9 john cena f9

It wouldn’t be a shock if Jakob is the next character to receive a Fast & Furious spin-off after Hobbs & Shaw, as there’s a lot more of his story to follow. However, it’s likely he will appear in Fast 10 to show his life on the run as F9 ended with his fleeing after his reconciliation with Dom.

Moreover, there’s the matter of him seeking revenge on Cipher, who had Jakob’s men turn on him. With this in mind, there’s enough reason to believe that Jakob will be making a return to clear his name and gain vengeance on Cipher.

Han’s & Shaw’s Inevitable Face-Off
Fast and furious 9 Han Deckard Shaw

Fans have been waiting for a match-up between Han and Shaw for a long time – as far back as 2006’s Tokyo Drift. Shaw destroyed Han’s car in that movie in an attempt to kill him, but the reveal of Han’s survival has now set up the confrontation audiences have been demanding.

With Shaw becoming a good guy in The Fate of the Furious, it will be interesting to see how he and Han can co-exist in the next movie. The Fast & Furious franchise’s shared universe means the two characters will be meeting at some point and Fast 10 is where it’s leading up to.

Cipher’s Survival To Return In The Future
Charlize Theron as Cipher in a flight simulator in F9

Cipher is the overarching antagonist of the Fast & Furious series, with the reveal that she had orchestrated events as far back as Fast & Furious 6. F9 showed Cipher escaping Jakob’s confinement of her to try and take out Dom, only to be thwarted again.

However, now that there’s no one else other than Dom in Cipher’s way, the story is set up for her to return for her grand bid for revenge in Fast 10. Vengeance is the only motive Cipher has now, meaning the next movie is placed for her to plan out her attack against Dom and his crew.

The Presence Of Other Weapons Like Aries
Jakob Toretto talks to Cipher in F9

Just about every movie starting from Fast & Furious 6 has had a MacGuffin that the villains have been after, with F9 bringing in the Aries device that could hack into any computer system and grant an individual access to the weapons of the world. It’s also confirmed that there are more devices like that out there.

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Cipher is the biggest cyberterrorist there is, and there’s no way she won’t be pushing to use weapons like the Nightshade device and God’s Eye as she did before. With Cipher set for taking revenge against Dom, the latest weapon will purely be used for vengeance purposes in Fast 10.

Sean And His Crew’s Experimentation With Vehicles
Sean Boswell smiles while talking to Tej

F9 brought Sean and his friends back from the original Fast & Furious series to the reboot in order to provide Tej and Roman the rocket needed for their car to go into space. This essentially turned them into the new “go-to guys” for Dom’s crew, and there’s little reason to believe they won’t be in Fast 10 in a similar role.

Sean’s reunion with Han in F9’s ending also points toward the resumption of their partnership from Tokyo Drift, placing Sean and his friends as part of Dom’s extended family. This should see the crew coming up with even crazier experiments by the next movie that the heroes will make use of.

Ramsey’s Continued Development Into A Fighter & Driver
Ramsey looks worried next to a car

F9 gave Ramsey her most significant arc yet by developing her into an action-oriented character. This time around, she took a direct hand in the story by overcoming her fear of driving and guiding Dom and the rest of the crew while behind the wheel.

Fast 10 is now set up for Ramsey to fully develop in this aspect, even venturing into a fighting role. With Mia and Letty contributing to the action in F9, the next movie should set the stage for Ramsey to join them as a fighter and most likely transition into the female-led Fast & Furious spin-off.

Clues To Mr. Nobody’s Status
Mr Nobody giving orders in Furious 7.

Jakob was revealed as Mr. Nobody’s rogue agent, with the latter disappearing after Jakob’s betrayal. However, F9 gave enough clues to Mr. Nobody’s status alluding to his survival, as he was never found dead and had a big role to play to Han’s survival, as seen in flashbacks.

Fast 10 should continue toward the path to finding Mr. Nobody, especially since Jakob won’t be a threat anymore. The fact that he was confirmed to be something of a magician in F9 is another indication that he orchestrated events in the movie to return in the next.

Tej And Roman Befriending Astronauts
Fast and Furious 9 Tej and Roman in space car

No adventure in the Fast & Furious series goes without being acknowledged in the future, and the explanation behind Tej and Roman’s return from space in F9 should be expanded in Fast 10. Roman did throw a funny quote at the end of the movie about being picked up by astronauts, and fans want to see more of this relationship.

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Tej also confirmed that the two had spent some time in space before they were returned to Earth, so there’s ample evidence that the duo formed alliances with the crew they came across in space and it’s within the realm of possibility that these off-screen characters will show up in Fast 10.

Han’s Role As A Father
Han and Dom about to hug in F9

Han’s absence for this long was explained as him going into hiding to protect his adoptive daughter, Elle, who was the key to unlocking Aries. Prior to F9, Han was never seen in the role of a guardian and this movie also only showed this in flashbacks as opposed to real-time.

With Han now back with the family, the next movie will definitely feature him fully in the role of a father now that he has a purpose in life. Elle is still under threat should Cipher resurface, which gives Han the motivation to remain in action to defend her.

The Complete Reunion Of The Toretto Family Remaining
Dom and Jakob have a staredown in F9

Jakob spent the entirety of F9 estranged from Dom and Mia, not even having a conversation with the latter for the majority of the movie. His last scene showed him reconciling with both, but this was cut short due to Jakob having to go on the run.

This leaves the full reunion of the Toretto family to be shown in Fast 10, as Jakob still hasn’t been part of the family dinner that has become a tradition in Fast & Furious film endings. The prospect of a reunion also gives Dom, Jakob, and Mia reason to seek each other out and be a real family once again.

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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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