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Say What? 10 Funniest Roman Pierce Quotes From The Fast & Furious Franchise

Roman Pierce (Tyrese Gibson) has always been the resident comedian in the Fast & Furious franchise. He has the ability to create humor out of every situation, though not all the jokes tend to land. Such an example happened when he tried to hit Gisele (Gal Gadot). Instead, she threatened to pull a gun on him.

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First appearing in 2 Fast 2 Furious, he took a hiatus before returning to Fast Five, and the character has been a regular ever since. He also tends to be at his comical best when interacting with Brian, Tej, and Hobbs. Interestingly, he has rarely made jokes about Dom. Perhaps he just respects the leader of the group.

“Hey, Mia, You Better Hide Your Baby Oil.”
Tej spits out his drink at the BBQ in Fate of the Furious

Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson didn’t see eye to eye for a while in real life, but in the franchise, they have had plenty of fun moments. For example, as Roman spots Hobbs approaching during a barbecue session in Furious 6, he chooses to make fun of him by telling Mia to hide her baby oil. Hobbs has previously been told that he looks like a giant baby, hence the joke lands perfectly.

The DSS agent fires back by telling Roman to hide his forehead, but his rejoinder doesn’t end up being as funny as what Roman just said. Hobbs goes to Plan B by giving Roman a death stare. This forces Roman to retract his statement and claim he was just joking. Nevertheless, Tej bursts out laughing.

“When Are You Gonna Give Martin Luther King His Car Back?”
Tej and Roman reunite as Dom assembles the Rio crew in Fast Five

Roman and Tej have history from early on in the franchise. Roman thought he’d never bump into Tej again, so he’s a bit surprised to see he is part of the team being assembled for a heist in Fast Five.

Tej isn’t happy to see Roman. He jokes that Dom scrapped the bottom of the barrel to get all the men he could. That’s how he found Roman. Not one to take a burn humbly and turn the other cheek, Roman makes fun of Tej’s car, claiming it looks so old that it might have belonged to Marting Luther King.

“That Ain’t A Plane. That’s A Planet.”
Roman chases Owen Shaw

Roman is in a boastful mood while he and the crew are chasing Owen Shaw on the runway of a military base. Roman makes fun of the villain, arguing that he has nowhere to go because the military base is well-guarded. He looks forward to catching him, but there’s a twist.

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All of a sudden, a huge plane appears on the runway and Owen speeds right into it. Tej then calls out Roman for always jinxing moments by opening his mouth. Because of his words, they now have a plane on their hands. However, Roman argues that it isn’t a plane but a planet, considering its size.

“I Think I’m Gonna Start A New Culture, It’s Called Blarab, You Know, Like Black Arab.”
The Fast family in tuxedos and dresses in Dubai in Furious 7

The crew finds itself in Abu Dhabi in Furious 7. Their task is to retrieve a chip from the prince’s 2013 Lykan Hypersport. The chip contains the God’s Eye program. In order to do conduct the mission, they get themselves invited to one of the prince’s parties.

On seeing how amazing the party is, Roman vows to move to Abu Dhabi for good. He tells the rest of his associates that he’s been reliably informed that such parties happen every day. And moving to Abu Dhabi isn’t the only thing he claims he’ll do. He’ll start a whole new culture, too. The question is whether he’ll have time for that.

“Use Them Bus Tokens, Partner!”
Roman smiles after winning a race in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Brian and Roman first share the screen in 2 Fast 2 Furious. At the time, Roman is an ex-convict, while Brian is a cop. At first, they are hostile to each other, but they soon become a team. At one point, they make a bet with two other drivers: if they win a race, they take their car. To no viewer’s surprise, they win and are more than glad to take their vehicle.

As they step out of their car and walk away, Roman begins making fun of them. He calls them carless losers and advises them to use their bus tokens because where their destination is several miles away.

“Say What?”
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce in Fate of the Furious

In Fast Five, the crew reunites after a long time to plan the Rio Heist. When Roman hears that they are going to rob Rio kingpin Hernan Reyes, he refuses to participate. He argues that going to a foreign country to rob the richest person in it is more personal than business, hence he isn’t going to risk his life.

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As he is walking away, Dom tells the group they’ll get $100 million dollars for their work. Upon hearing this, Roman makes a quick U-turn before hilariously uttering, “Say what?” He then tells the crew that he just has a habit of overthinking, but he is more than ready to participate in the mission.

“Number 11 My A**!”
Roman Pearce Yelling in Fate of the Furious

Early in the Fate Of The Furious, Roman is excited to hear that the team made Interpol’s “10 Most Wanted” list after the Berlin job. His excitement is short-lived, though, as Mr. Nobody lets him know that he was “number 11,” so he didn’t make the cut. The fact that even Ramsey made the list ahead of him leaves him devastated.

For the rest of the movie, he goes out of his way to prove that he is as good as the rest. After shooting a number of baddies all by himself, he goes off on a victory chant with the quote above.

“I Was In Jail, Bro!”
Brian and Roman have a laugh together in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Brian isn’t impressed with Roman’s excessive eating in 2 Fast 2 Furious. He tries to find out why he can’t focus his energy on something that doesn’t involve eating.

Roman doesn’t understand why Brian even cares. He lets him know that there is a simple explanation as to why he is eating too much: he was in jail. He adds that it’s only a matter of time before he goes back in, so he’s living his best life while he can. Well, at least he hasn’t gone back to jail yet.

“So Now We Work For The Hulk?”
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce in Fate of the Furious

After the events of Rio in which DSS agent, Luke Hobbs, tried to arrest the team, Roman developed some form of hatred for him. As expected, he has the appropriate reaction upon learning that they will be teaming up with the man to go after Owen Shaw.

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Roman laments to Brian, arguing that the Rio job should have been their last. But it’s never enough and Brian makes sure to let him know that. Roman goes on to complain that working for the Hulk (a reference to Hobb’s big, ripped body) is not fun.

“Where Did You Get That From? Papa Smurf?”
Tyrese Gibson holding a big gun in Fast and Furious 6

In the same movie, Brian shows up in a blue Porsche 996 GT3 RS at the team’s hideout. He likes the car because the previous owner won the Avenida race with it for three years consecutively. The car is also all about the motor and requires no tuning to maneuver wavy roads.

Given its blue color and general appearance, Roman thinks it looks funny. He goes on to ask Brian whether he bought it from Papa Smurf of the popular Smurfs animated film series.

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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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