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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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