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10 Most Bizarre Things The Fast & Furious TV Show Added To The Franchise (Including Ghosts)


Fast & Furious: Spy Racers introduces surreal technology and inventions that defy science, such as the Skeleton Key that grants its wearer god-like powers and control over electricity. The series takes the Fast and Furious universe underwater with cars that can transform into submarines, adding another level of absurdity to the franchise’s gravity-defying stunts. Spy Racers incorporates elements of fantasy, like invisibility cloaks and superpowered gloves, showcasing how the Fast and Furious franchise has evolved into a mix of action, science fiction, and superhero-like abilities.

Fast & Furious Spy Racers has done more than its fair share of helping morph the Fast & Furious franchise into something that’s so much more than a film series about street racing and over-the-top stunts. Just when it seemed like the sequences couldn’t get any more bizarre than a car being launched from space, the Fast & Furious universe waded deeper into silly territory with the creation of the Netflix children’s series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers. The family-friendly action series is Fast & Furious’ whacky take on family and espionage, featuring some of the most outlandish stunts and plotlines the franchise has ever seen.

Fast & Furious Spy Racers premiered on Netflix on December 26, 2019. During its six seasons, Spy Racers took the concept of espionage and ran with it, introducing mind-boggling tech and weaponry to the Fast & Furious universe. Although it has yet to be confirmed exactly where it fits into the franchise, Spy Racers is considered canon thanks to the involvement of The Agency and Dom Torretto. Since the series directly ties into the franchise, all of the inventions and science that appear in Spy Racers now technically exist in the Fast and Furious universe, leaving the door open for some captivating crossovers in the future.

At the time of writing, Spy Racers season 7 has not been confirmed.

10 Fast And Furious Now Has The Skeleton Key
A helmet that gives the wielder godlike powers
Shashi Dhar looks menacing with Skeleton Key

Although Spy Racers tries to say its surreal technology and inventions are grounded in science, its tech often adopts fantastical qualities; season 1’s Skeleton Key is a prime example of this. Created by the parents of big bad Shashi Dhar, the Skeleton Key is a specialized mask that gives its wielder god-like powers, allowing them to control electricity at will. Just by putting it on, the wearer can command the power of electricity anywhere within its radius.

This invention falling into the hands of a terrorist in the live-action Fast and Furious universe could mean doom for the main characters. Since there are no outlined rules to command it or limits to its power, the weapon can be used by anyone for seemingly anything. In Spy Racers, the Skeleton Key has been used to command armies, disable drones, steal money from casinos, and fly private jets to island getaways. As if the idea of a character in Fast and Furious wearing a mask and transforming into Electro isn’t comical enough, the mask also comes with mood-changing properties, changing displays according to the wearer’s energy.

9 Fast And Furious Cars Can Drive Underwater
Thanks to new upgrades, cars can drive underwater

Fast and Furious is no stranger to gravity-defying stunts. Torretto and his crew have driven cars through all sorts of conditions and atmospheres, including zero gravity. At this point, the drivers in Fast and Furious have already conquered the lands and skies, so it was only a matter of time until they branched out to sea, too. And now, thanks to these underwater upgrades in Spy Racer season 5, not even water would stop Dom Torretto from living his life “a quarter mile at a time.”

In season 5, the Agency grants the Torretto crew new “underwater upgrades” that allow the cars to transform into submarines. Everything from Layla’s Astanna Hotto to the crew’s hefty spy HQ was given upgrades, allowing them to make an aquatic escape just in the nick of time. Watching cars float and drift through the ocean, cutting through the water with their new state-of-the-art technology, is laughable. At this point in the series, with all the surreal upgrades and prototypes, the Fast & Furious cars are practically Transformers. The way they morph and adapt at will, defying the laws of mechanics and engineering, is truly awe-inspiring.

8 The Fast And Furious Now Has The Power Of Invisibility
Gadgets that turn people and cars invisible with the push of a button
Helicopter flying over an invisible truck

Just when it seemed like the science and upgrades in Fast & Furious couldn’t get any more unbelievable, Spy Racers introduced a magical element that proved this theory wrong. In season 1, the power of invisibility was introduced to the Fast & Furious universe when tech whiz Frostee is shown playing with a cloak that makes him disappear. However, Frostee assures the crew that the disappearing act is not magic but an illusion that uses light to play tricks on the eye and hide the wearer in plain sight.

Since its introduction in season 1, the power of invisibility has expanded tenfold from a small cloak to a power-up that’s activated at the push of a button. Since becoming button-activated, the power of invisibility has grown to include multiple people and cars, too. Now with the push of a button, an entire agency HQ can drive through the streets undetected, adding a whole new layer of security to its espionage.

7 Spy Racers Introduces Fast And Furious VR Goggles
A video game that allows players to shoot and collect coins while they drag race

Fast and Furious is known for breaking up its heavy themes and exhilarating action with periods of bonding time among its crew. After all, very few things matter to Dom Torretto more than family. This VR game introduced in season 5 certainly expands on the idea of bonding time, thanks to its thrilling, interactive gameplay.

Spy Racers season 5 opens with the Torretto crew playing a VR game in the streets of a deserted metropolis. The game’s objective is to shoot virtual bad guys and collect coins, with the grand prize going to the driver who captures the main boss, Bunzilla. The VR game doubles as a team-building exercise, helping the team build on their communication and problem-solving skills. The notion of Dom and his family incorporating a street racing VR game into their traditional linkups seems hilariously random, and is further off course from the original formula than the superhero-like action and science fiction tropes seen in the later Fast & Furious films.

6 The Fast and Furious Now Has Shock Gloves
Gloves with the power of electricity
Tony Torretto admires his shock gloves

Introduced in season 2, the Shock Gloves are a pair of tricked-out multipurpose gloves that double as tools and weapons. Using the power of electricity, the Shock Gloves omit bursts of shock waves that deliver powerful blows meant to stun and slow down enemies. Additionally, the gloves have electromagnetic properties that allow users to stick to metal surfaces, making them perfect for high-flying chases and pursuits. The inclusion of Shock Gloves in one of Fast & Furious’ high-flying action sequences would add an electrifying element that would kick the intensity of its chase scenes up a notch.

5 Spy Racers Introduce The Drone Suit
A drone-powered backpack that takes flight
Frostee flies in drone suit

Frostee’s Drone Suit is a gravity-defying, superpowered backpack that uses the power of drones to help the wearer fly. It has come in handy during moments of crisis, allowing Frostee to evade danger and assist his crew from a distance. With the creation of the Drone Suit, Torretto and his crew no longer have to be bothered with driving out of planes or making life-threatening leaps between glass buildings. With the push of a button, they can use the powers of drones to take to the skies, covering high ground and avoiding bullets with ease.

4 The Fast And Furious Now Has Animal Sidekicks
Furry friends that help with takedowns
Cisco smiling at his pet monkey Donut

The Fast & Furious crew has received assistance from all sorts of allies throughout the years, some of whom have since been adopted into their extended family. However, an animal sidekick has yet to be introduced; or at least that was the case before Spy Racers. Fast & Furious: Spy Racers gives the franchise its first introduction to animal sidekicks, featuring adorable furry friends who travel with the crew on missions and come to their rescue in times of crisis.

The first appearance of an animal sidekick was in season 2, with the introduction of the adorable squirrel monkey Donut. Known for wreaking havoc and foiling plans, Donut accompanies Cisco on his missions throughout Rio. The next was a dog named Roscoe who was adopted by Ms. Nowhere in season 4. Not only is Roscoe a loyal watchdog, but he famously runs to The Agency’s rescue during a crucial moment in the show’s finale.

3 The Fast And Furious Now Has Ghost Hunting Gear
Devices that can be used to capture ghosts
Commander White and Frostee at Agency

While the Torretto crew helps The Agency investigate a mysterious thief who disappeared without a trace, Frostee casually jokes that the thief must have been a ghost. The Agency’s Commander takes this bit and runs with it, mentioning that if the thief was a ghost, the Agency could use their ghost-hunting devices to track them down. Before being silenced by Ms. Nowhere for oversharing, Commander White confirms that The Agency has ghost-hunting equipment in storage. The existence of ectoplasm emission readers and corporeal replicators leaves the door open for Fast & Furious characters to be brought back as spirits, adding a bizarre, supernatural element to its world.

2 Spy Racers Introduces Wrestling
A new style of combat

Spy Racers season 4 introduces wrestling to the Fast & Furious universe, an ode to the season’s Mexican setting. The wrestling sequences occur a few times throughout the season, most notably during a confrontation between Cisco and his uncle Tuco. When Cisco suspects his uncle of betraying his crew, instead of approaching him normally, he poses as a wrestler and takes him down in the ring. During the sequence, Cisco and his uncle explore a full range of wrestling techniques, and exchange blows through a series of grapples, holds, and acrobatics that bring a new light-hearted take on Fast & Furious’ heart-pounding action scenes.

1 The Fast And Furious Now Has Parachutes For Cars
So drivers can skydive in their cars
Cars sky diving with parachutes

Taking a page out of F7 and 9, Spy Racers expands on the idea of flying cars in a never-before-seen way. Since death-defying drops in cars started to become a habit in the Fast & Furious universe, Spy Racers decided to make soaring through the skies normal by introducing parachutes for cars. Introduced in season two, the Agency’s outrageous invention allows drivers to skydive out of planes without leaving the comforts of their own four doors.

The parachute is deployed from the roof, pushing the hardware off into the air, and slowing down the pace of soaring vehicles until they float safely to the ground. This invention in Fast & Furious Spy Racers not only defies the laws of gravity and physics, but it seems to have no limit to its dimensions or weight capacities. From Cisco’s Rally Baja Crawler to Echo’s Hyperfin, every car in the series that uses the parachute levitates through the air at the same rate in the same controlled way. The odds of this happening are extremely unrealistic, which perfectly fits the style and tone of the Fast & Furious franchise.

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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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