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Fast & Furious 10 & 11 Should Copy Endgame (& Give Dom Iron Man’s Ending)

The primary Fast & Furious saga is officially coming to an end, and it would be smart for the franchise to take a page out of Avengers: Endgame’s playbook in Fast & Furious 10 & 11. Officially called “The Fast Saga,” the long-running series will come to a conclusion with an upcoming eleventh installment. The Vin Diesel-led film series launched in 2001 before expanding into a full-blown action franchise. Originally slated for 2020, the next entry, F9, is set to release in May 2021, with the final two movies coming in the next few years. Despite an impending conclusion, the Fast & Furious franchise plans to expand with several spinoffs in development.

When the series started with The Fast and the Furious, much of the focus remained on the street racing scene. It then branched off to follow Dominic Toretto and his closest allies like Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), and others as they faced dangerous drug lords, mercenary organizations, and terrorists. While cars remain a key aspect of the series, the scope of the saga has widened as the stakes continue to get higher.

Related: How Fast & Furious Ending Could Impact Hobbs & Shaw (& Other Spinoffs)

The main Fast & Furious storyline isn’t the only mega-popular saga to come to an end in recent years. Star Wars just wrapped a nine-film series in December 2019, which spanned over 40 years, with the conclusion of the Skywalker saga. A few months prior, the Marvel Cinematic Universe closed out the Infinity Saga, an extensive series consisting of 23 total installments. Thought it officially concluded with Spider-Man: Far From Home, Endgame served as the true ending, as the team of surviving superheroes teamed together against a villain that put the entire galaxy at risk. With an end in sight for Fast & Furious’ original story, the franchise should look at Iron Man’s heroic arc when developing Dom’s last chapter.


Fast & Furious is already copying an aspect from the MCU by splitting up its final movie into a two-parter. The tenth and eleventh installments will serve as the franchise finale, bringing its run well over two decades. Fast & Furious 10 was already confirmed and initially planned for a 2021 release until COVID-19 delays pushed back franchise release dates. Rather than use the tenth entry as the final entry, Universal deemed another installment as necessary for an appropriate conclusion in the journey of Dom and his crew. Justin Lin, who took the helm of F9, as well as four other previous installments, is tapped to direct the two-part finale. Franchise veteran Chris Morgan will also notably write the scripts for Fast & Furious 10 and 11.

The method of a two-part finale was proved successful in the MCU with the releases of Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Marvel Studios used the double-header event as the climatic face-off for the Avengers and their allies against Thanos, who emerged as the deadliest villain introduced in the fictional universe to date. While Infinity War set the groundwork, Endgame featured the ultimate conclusion to the long-running saga. Seeing as Fast & Furious is using the same tactic, the eleventh entry will presumably debut a year after the untitled tenth film.

Every Available Character Should Return (Like Endgame)
Vin Diesel Eva Mendes Monica Gal Gadot Gisele Fast and the furious

Endgame served as an extraordinary viewing event through the tactic of bringing together the MCU’s most notable faces. Not only were the core members of the Avengers involved, but characters from Black Panther, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and Captain Marvel were present. The stellar ensemble cast was one of the final chapter’s bright spots since it was the first time that many of the superheroes shared screentime. It also felt fitting that members of the saga came together before the film series went in a new direction.

Related: Fast & Furious: Every Character Who HASN’T Returned Yet

Fast & Furious has already made it a habit to bring back familiar faces. F9 will go even bigger by bringing back Sung Kang in his role as Han, a character previously thought to be dead. In addition, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift figures like Sean Boswell, Twinkie, and Earl Hu are also set to return to the for F9, paving a way for their involvement in the two-parter. It wouldn’t be surprising to see more characters return before the saga closes out. Eva Mendes’ Monica Fuentes and Johnny Strong’s Vince are still candidates. There’s also a theory that Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar is still alive, giving her an opportunity to reunite with her friends. Unfortunately, Paul Walker’s death puts a roadblock in Brian’s involvement, but there are ways for the franchise to incorporate the character without tarnishing his legacy.

The Ending Needs An Iron Man Moment (And Dom Suits It)
Dominic Toretto smiling faintly in Fast and Furious.

Endgame was full of memorable moments, but Iron Man’s sacrifice to defeat Thanos once and for all was the most monumental scene in MCU’s history thus far. After Thanos and his army traveled to the present day to battle the Avengers at their compound, he attempted to reclaim their Infinity Gauntlet. Tony Stark managed to obtain all six of the Infinity Stones before equipping them to his Iron Man armor. With the snap of his finger, he decimated Thanos and his army, but in doing so, Iron Man killed himself. It was a heroic, but extremely tragic scene, seeing as the heart of the saga exchanged his life to give his loved ones a future. Based on Dom’s role in The Fast Saga, he could effectively be the Fast & Furious’ own Iron Man.

Based on the previous action-packed installments, The Fast Saga is certainly plan something big for the last two installments. There will presumably be a major occurrence, threatening the lives of not only Dom’s friends and family. but also the lives of the greater public. This could explain the necessary use of space travel featured in F9. Like Robert Downey Jr. serving as the man who started it all as the MCU’s Iron Man, Vin Diesel has become the leading figure in Fast & Furious. It would be fitting for Dom to have his own Iron Man moment as a way to put his life on the line to end the turmoil once and for all.

Dom’s Sacrifice Has Been Set Up For A Long Time
Vin Diesel Dominic Toretto Fast and Furious

While it was something of a surprise to see Tony Stark get killed off in the MCU, it made sense that the character who started it all be the one to make a deadly sacrifice in the conclusion. Dom isn’t a superhero, but he is the driving force behind the Fast & Furious movies. The saga has always been obsessed with the theme of family, especially when it comes to Dom making decisions to protect the wellbeing of his loved ones. He has always looked out for others before prioritizing his own safety. Paying the ultimate sacrifice with his life in a comparative Endgame fashion would be the perfect way for Fast & Furious to say goodbye to the primary saga before moving in new directions.

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

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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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