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Every Unanswered Question After F9

Fast & Furious 9 leaves a trail of unanswered questions that are expected to be addressed in The Fast Saga’s upcoming sequels. Directed by Justin Lin, who returns to the car-centric franchise after several years, F9 is the first movie in the series’ final trilogy. With the filmmaker set to also helm both Fast & Furious 10 and 11, which are scheduled to film back-to-back, it’s reasonable to assume F9 left some plotlines unresolved so that they could be explored in the subsequent films.

The main story of F9 focused on Dom’s past. In the present, he retired from his dangerous life to focus on raising his son, Little Brian. Together with Letty, the family of three lived on a secluded farm until their peaceful lives were disrupted when Mr. Nobody’s plane crashed. Dom was understandably hesitant to take on a new mission at first, despite his wife and the rest of his crew gamely tackling the matter. It’s only when he discovered that his estranged brother, Jakob, was involved in the chaos that he decided to come out of hiding.

Related: F9: Every Easter Egg & Reference Explained

The Torettos’ family issues, unfortunately, were tied to global peace: Jakob, financed by Otto, was going after a piece of technology known as Ares that would allow him to hack into any computer system around the world — and even start a war, if he wanted. Dom’s “la familia” succeeded in preventing massive chaos, but while the ending of F9 wrapped up another successful mission, there are several lingering questions left unanswered. These queries are set to be eventually addressed in either Fast & Furious 10 or 11.

Is Mr. Nobody Dead?
Mr Nobody giving orders in Furious 7.

The events of F9 were kicked off by Mr. Nobody’s distress call. While Dom’s team surveyed the plane’s crash site, there was no sign of the mysterious figure. Since his remains weren’t recovered, chances are that Mr. Nobody is still alive, only waiting to return when the time is right. It was also revealed that the character not only helped Han prepare for Deckard’s attempted murder in Tokyo, he also kept his survival a secret for years — even from Dom and his Japan-based crew. This proves that Mr. Nobody is capable of faking deaths — even his own, if it’s a matter of safety. At this point, he’s potentially watching on the sidelines, and gauging when he can come out of the shadows.

Will Jakob Return?
Fast and Furious 9 Jakob Toretto John Cena

Jakob was set up as the primary villain of F9, with his complicated dynamic with Dom being the movie’s central conflict; however, after Cipher successfully manipulated Otto into betraying the younger Toretto, Jakob found himself with no ally in the middle of a dangerous car chase. Without so much as a proper conversation about their ugly past, Dom instinctively knew that he needed to help his brother. Together, they were able to stop Otto and Cipher’s plan in utilizing Ares. By the end of F9, Dom provided Jakob a getaway car, aiding him in his escape before both the authorities and Cipher actively hunt him down. While Dom and Jakob’s relationship still isn’t fully healed, at least they no longer despise each other. This opens up the possibility of the younger Toretto coming back to The Fast Saga and properly teaming up with the “la familia.”

Seriously, How Did Han Survive?
Fast and Furious 9 Han holds a gun

Aside from Dom and Jakob’s fight, another big talking point coming into F9 was the revelation that Han is still alive. The character was presumed dead for several years now, after Deckard Shaw planned his fatal car crash in Tokyo. Naturally, everyone was interested in learning how he survived the wreckage; Han revealed that Mr. Nobody helped him fake his death and kept his status hidden to keep him safe. But, while flashbacks showed him and Mr. Nobody’s watching the tragedy unfold, it didn’t show how Han escaped the totaled car. He also didn’t get into specifics about how exactly they pulled off the ruse, still leaving it as a big question moving forward.

Related: F9 Gave The Best Justice For Han Possible

What Happens Between Han & Deckard?
Fast and furious 9 Han Deckard Shaw

Lin’s return to The Fast Saga came with a promise that justice for the murder of Han, and the subsequent handling of his character after his death, will be accomplished. While there were doubts that this will be done in F9, the film’s post-credits scene sent a clear message that the filmmaker is committed to delivering on the matter. In it, Han finally came face-to-face with Deckard who was surprised to see the man he supposedly killed in Tokyo years ago. The tense encounter, however, was cut short, with the rest of their conversation more likely saved for Fast & Furious 10.

Will Hobbs Appear in Fast & Furious 10?
Vin Diesel the rock Fast and furious 9

F9 is the first film in The Fast Saga that Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs didn’t appear since joining the franchise in Fast Five. After Fate of the Furious, the character found himself teaming up with Deckard for the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. But, with F9’s post-credits scene effectively setting up Deckard’s return in the mainline movies, what are the chances that Hobbs too will follow suit? Despite the behind-the-scenes drama between Johnson and Vin Diesel, it seems that they’ve both moved on from their feud, making Hobbs teaming back with the “la familia” in the future more possible.

How Will Cipher Get Revenge In Fast & Furious 10?
Charlize Theron as Cipher in Fast and Furious 9

Introduced as the main villain of F. Gary Gray’s Fate of the Furious, Cipher was mostly sidelined in F9 with the focus on Jakob, instead — until the final act of the movie when she successfully manipulated Otto into betraying his original partner. At this point in The Fast Saga, it’s safe to say that she will be the overall big bad of the franchise’s final trilogy. With Otto dead, Cipher will likely take over his operations, equipping her with the necessary manpower and resources to go after Dom and his team. It’s still uncertain how she’s planning on defeating the rag-tag crew, but, given her frustration at the end of F9 after the “la familia” once again foiled her plans, expect her to be more ruthless and nefarious in her next scheme.

Will Brian O’Conner Appear Again In Fast & Furious?
Paul Walker Brian Oconner Fast and the furious 9

After Paul Walker’s tragic demise, The Fast Saga decided to keep his character, Brian O’Conner, alive in the franchise. In Furious 7, he retired with Mia as they opted on living a quiet life with their kids. With Dom’s sister back in action for F9, not to mention the subtle reference to her husband at the end of the movie, there are questions on whether or not a proper re-appearance from Brian is in the cards. Despite Walker’s death, Furious 7 proved that it’s still possible to bring him back, albeit in a limited capacity, with the involvement of the actor’s brothers. With Universal having this option, it will boil down to whether or not the character’s re-emergence services the story. But for what it’s worth, it seems only fitting to have Brian return for the Fast & Furious’ ending, considering how pivotal he had been in its overall narrative.

Related: Who Is In The Blue Car At The End Of F9

How Will Fast & Furious 10 Beat F9’s Space Travel?
Fast and Furious 9 Tej and Roman in space car

The Fast Saga is known for its over-the-top stunts and action sequences. Fast & Furious 9 delivered on this with various kinds of thrilling set pieces, which included Roman and Tej going to space after they strapped a rocket to a car with the help of Sean Boswell, Twinkie, and Earl Hu from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. But, this is only the beginning of the franchise’s galactic adventures with Fast & Furious 10 expected to see more of the team exploring the cosmos. The question now is, how will the upcoming sequel beat its predecessor’s initial trip and who will be up for the journey this time?

More: What To Expect From Fast & Furious 10

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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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