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What Happens After Fast & Furious 11? Fast Saga’s Future Explained

With the 10th Fast & Furious film now being split into two movies, the core saga still has plenty of gas left in the tank – but what about after Fast & Furious 11 comes out? The official plan is to wrap up the central story by the time credits roll on Fast 11, which could mean any number of big twists or even character deaths. But for a series as popular and lucrative as Fast & Furious, the end of the saga doesn’t mean the end of the franchise. So where could it go in the future?

Universal is already experimenting with Fast & Furious content outside the core saga, like 2019’s spinoff film Hobbs & Shaw, and the kid-aimed Netflix animated series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, produced by Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Tim Hedrick. In a world where transmedia franchises like Star Wars and Marvel reign supreme, it stands to reason that Universal would want to keep pushing new content across different venues for one of its most successful franchises. The details of what that could look like going forward, however, remain a mystery.

Related: Hobbs & Shaw 2 Can Introduce The Next Fast & Furious Team

A few things are certain. The primary saga is far from over, and the turns it takes for its last three films could open up a whole range of new opportunities for the franchise. A lot can happen in that amount of screen time, and with the drastic jumps in craziness each Fast & Furious movie has made, almost nothing seems impossible. But even without knowing narrative specifics, there’s still a lot to be gleaned from the series’ current model, past successes, and fan reception.

Fast & Furious 11 Ends The Main Saga Story
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The central Fast & Furious story was previously planned to cover 10 movies, but it will now number 11 by the time it’s finished as the final film will be split into two parts. The idea of these films as the main “saga,” which Universal has promoted, suggests that there are some things – characters, plotlines, etc. – that will be fully done with by the end of them. However, with the franchise having changed so much over its lifespan, and previous attempts at wrapping up the story all still having spawned more sequels, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where that line will be drawn.

Prior to more recent entries, many fans would have said that the core story of Fast & Furious was the story of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) dealing with the repercussions of their pasts and fighting to make a place in the world for themselves and their family. However, that story wrapped up cleanly at the end of Furious 7, with the whole crew being acquitted of their crimes and finding a kind of peace. Because of Paul Walker’s tragic passing and the continuation of the story with The Fate of the Furious, the current core story of the saga has changed.

The problem is that because Fast & Furious wasn’t created with a sweeping storyline in mind, the more recent films have struggled to hold narrative weight in the wake of satisfyingly concluded character arcs. There is no Thanos for Fast & Furious; no Infinity War. Some have theorized that Dom could die at the saga’s climax, but there would have to be some significant emotional buildup over the next three movies to make a twist that work as effectively as the end of Furious 7.

Related: Fast & Furious 9 Will Struggle To Give True Justice For Han

With so much about the saga’s conclusion unknown, it can most reasonably be assumed that what 10 and 11 will try to wrap up is the global spy storyline that’s dominated Fast & Furious of late. The series has becoming increasingly absurd, with the ‘familia’ fighting against global terrorists and superspies, and now potentially going into space in F9. For the core movies to get a proper climax, that escalation is what needs to be resolved, and it will likely revolve around Charlize Theron’s Cipher.

Fast & Furious Spinoff Movies Are The Franchise’s Future
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With the core saga ending, the most obvious path forward for Fast & Furious is more spinoff films like (but hopefully better than) Hobbs & Shaw. With such a huge cast of characters accumulated over the years, any number of promising projects could be produced – a Roman/Ramsey/Tej spy comedy; a reconciled Dom and Jakob Toretto reopening their father’s garage; a movie about Han and Gisele set between Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. With the right team, any of these and more could be promising follow-ups.

The trick with spinoff attempts will be keeping the series’ core DNA intact while still bringing something fresh to the table. Hobbs & Shaw was heavily criticized in large part because it held the exact same globetrotting bombast of the core films, but with a significantly reduced cast and weaker script that robbed the film of the Fast charm and left it feeling bland. Other major movie franchises have had great success with one-off films and side series that have a distinct personality from the core series, and F&F would do well to follow suit. The Tom Holland Spider-Man films, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Shazam! all fit into this category. The side-story style of Tokyo Drift, for instance, could be a blueprint for the future.

Fast & Furious Can Expand Its TV Lineup
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The other obvious future avenue for Fast & Furious is to expand its TV offerings. Similarly successful franchises like Star Wars, Marvel and DC have all put major focus into that area of late, and it could be a good call the ‘familia’ as well. Of course, Fast & Furious could be a bit trickier in that domain simply because, unlike those other properties, it isn’t a lore-based story. There isn’t a greater fictional universe outside of the movies to pull from, and the series has more in common with James Bond than the MCU. Still, there are a few reasons to believe serialized stories could work well for the franchise.

Related: Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift is Now One of the Franchise’s Most Important Movies

First and most obvious is the fact that Fast & Furious has already delved into the TV format with Spy Racers, the first season of which was positively received and renewed for another. It’s unlikely that other potential TV projects would emulate the show’s same animated, kid-friendly style, but Spy Racers’ very existence shows the Fast production team is interested in branching out into other media. Secondly, the series’ aforementioned ensemble opens up a ton of show possibilities across genres, any of which could be compelling for fans. While the action has always been forefront in the movies, many of the characters are strong enough to carry their own individual stories, on either the big or small screens.

Lastly, developing more Fast & Furious TV shows would make a lot of business sense for NBCUniversal. The company’s new streaming platform, Peacock, will be trying to ramp up traction against competitors like Disney+, Paramount+, HBO Max and Netflix in the near future, and producing original, exclusive content for one of their most successful properties is an easy way to do that. Depending on how the saga wraps up, that could mean a lot more family-driven, potentially-interesting, assuredly-ridiculous Fast & Furious in the future.

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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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