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Vinnie Bennett has already played a young Dominic Toretto in F9 and could potentially reprise the role in a Fast & Furious prequel. Tom Holland would be a great choice to play Brian O’Connor in a prequel, capturing Paul Walker’s charm, physicality, and dramatic depth. Isabela Merced could effectively portray a badass Letty Ortiz in a Fast & Furious prequel, showcasing her action skills and proven ability to take on iconic roles.

As the Fast & Furious franchise expands its reach into spin-offs, it seems inevitable that the producers will eventually recast Dominic Toretto and his crew with young actors for a prequel, or a series of prequels. The fact that most of the characters’ meetings have already been seen on-screen would seriously hinder a potential prequel. A Fast & Furious prequel couldn’t have young Dom hanging out with young Hobbs, because they didn’t meet until Fast Five (and they were initially enemies). But there are some opportunities to fill in the backstory of a beloved character dynamic from the Fast & Furious movies in a prequel.

Roman is one of Brian’s best friends and their relationship predates the movies, so there could be a prequel exploring how they met. Alternatively, all the characters could be kept in their own separate prequel projects, like the X-Men producers tried to do with the X-Men Origins series. Every character in the Fast & Furious ensemble has enough backstory to have a full prequel all to themselves. However it shakes out, it’s only a matter of time before a Fast & Furious prequel casts younger versions of Dom and his family. So, who could play the younger incarnations of these characters?

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10 Vinnie Bennett As Dominic Toretto
Bennett Already Played Young Dom In F9
Vinnie Bennett as young Dom in F9: The Fast Saga.

The producers of the Fast & Furious franchise have already cast the young Dominic Toretto. Vinnie Bennett played a teenage Dom in the flashback sequences of F9. Bennett has previously played William Cooper in the biopic Whina and a rookie cop in the 2017 remake of Ghost in the Shell; he needs a starring role to push his career to the next level. F9 also featured Vin Diesel’s own son, Vincent Sinclair, as an even younger Dom. If Bennett has aged out of the role by the time a Fast & Furious prequel gets made, Sinclair could take the role instead.

9 Tom Holland As Brian O’Conner
Holland Has Paul Walker’s Blend Of Charm And Physicality

Casting someone to replace the late, great Paul Walker in the role of Brian O’Conner is no easy task. When Walker passed away, the Fast & Furious producers retired the character instead of trying to find a new actor to play Brian. But if the producers want to make a prequel exploring Brian’s early days as an FBI agent, Tom Holland would be a great choice for the part. Holland would recapture Walker’s signature blend of leading-man charisma, action-hero brawn, and engaging dramatic depth.

8 Isabela Merced As Letty Ortiz
Merced Would Do Badass Letty Justice
Isabela Merced as Dora in Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Isabela Merced could replace Michelle Rodriguez as badass Letty Ortiz in a Fast & Furious prequel. She demonstrated a lot of dramatic depth with her turn as Lizzy in Instant Family, and has proven that she’s adept at taking on big franchise roles with her performances as Izabella in Transformers: The Last Knight, Isabel in Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and the title character in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. The latter, in particular, proves that she can handle action, and that she’s not afraid to take on an iconic role.

7 Jenna Ortega As Mia Toretto
Ortega Has Been Launched Onto The A-List

Dom refers to all of his friends as his family, but his sister Mia Toretto really is his family. Jordana Brewster has done a terrific job with the role, sharing palpable chemistry with both Diesel as her on-screen brother and Walker as her on-screen love interest. If a Fast & Furious prequel gets made, the role of a younger Mia could go to Jenna Ortega. Ortega has proven with her turn as Wednesday Addams that she can put her own spin on an iconic role.

6 Jacob Latimore As Roman Pearce
Roman’s Comic Relief Needs A Funny Actor
Jacob Latimore wearing a suit in The Chi

Roman Pearce primarily serves to provide the Fast & Furious films with some much-needed comic relief. He always has a wisecrack ready for whatever situation Dom and his crew find themselves in. Tyrese Gibson has done a fantastic job with the role so far. But if a prequel is going to explore Roman’s past, Gibson could entrust the role to Jacob Latimore. Latimore proved with his turn in the House Party remake that he can deliver snappy banter in a naturalistic way.

5 Caleb McLaughlin As Tej Parker
McLaughlin Has Ludacris’ Charisma

Roman’s best friend and fellow comic relief character, Tej Parker, is played brilliantly by Ludacris in the mainline Fast & Furious saga. If a prequel movie delved into Tej’s past, Caleb McLaughlin could be a good casting choice. With his turn as Lucas in Stranger Things, McLaughlin has demonstrated that he has the electric on-screen charisma that Ludacris has brought to the role of Tej. The series’ comedic moments have shown that he can handle the comic relief, too.

4 Park Seo-Joon As Han Lue
Park Showed In The Marvels He Can Do Action AND Comedy
Park Seo-joon's Prince Yan yells a battle cry in The Marvels

It’s tough to picture anyone besides Sung Kang in the role of Han Lue, because the actor is so inextricably tied to the character. Kang’s easy charms and laidback demeanor will be difficult to replicate in a Fast & Furious prequel. But Park Seo-joon has proven with his performance as Prince Yan in The Marvels that he can handle both high-octane action sequences and goofy comedic bits (often at the same time). Park would make a great young Han in a Fast & Furious prequel.

3 Odeya Rush As Gisele Yashar
Rush Shares Gal Gadot’s Star Power
Odeya Rush leaning on a car in Lady Bird

Before she played Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot got her first Hollywood break with the role of Han’s love interest, Gisele Yashar, in the Fast & Furious franchise. She was thought to have died a few movies ago, but her return in Fast X showed that she was alive the whole time. There’s a lot more to Gisele than meets the eye. Lady Bird’s Odeya Rush has the charisma and the star power to do the role of Gisele justice in a prequel movie exploring her backstory.

2 Uli Latukefu As Luke Hobbs
Uli Latukefu Has Played Young Rock Before
Young Rock in the gym

Dwayne Johnson is a one-of-a-kind movie star, so he’ll be difficult to replace in the role of Luke Hobbs in a Fast & Furious prequel. Uli Latukefu has already been cast to play a younger Johnson in the sitcom Young Rock, based on Johnson’s early life, and he’s done a wonderful job with it. Latukefu has gotten approval from Johnson himself to play him. After playing a younger version of The Rock himself, perhaps Latukefu would be interested in playing a younger version of The Rock’s characters.

1 Taron Egerton As Deckard Shaw
Egerton Has Jason Statham’s Hard Edge And Humor
Taron Egerton as Eggsy in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

There’s no one else in Hollywood with as much genuine grit and effortless charisma as Jason Statham. Statham is like a modern-day Charles Bronson: a tough-guy actor who’s actually a tough guy off-screen. But Taron Egerton has brought a similar blend of hard-edged badassery and a charming sense of humor to the role of Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the Kingsman franchise. If Deckard Shaw’s background is explored in a Fast & Furious prequel, Egerton would be a strong casting choice.

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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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