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The Best 60 Seconds From Each Of The 11 Fast Saga Movies

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The Fast and Furious franchise constantly pushes the boundaries with jaw-dropping stunts and intense driving sequences. Each movie has its standout moments, from street races to prison riots and even a space launch, showcasing a wide range of action sequences. The franchise’s sense of humor allows for increasingly unbelievable scenarios, giving it the license to outdo itself and keep audiences hooked.

Since 2001, Fast and Furious has been a non-stop source of high-speed thrills, and the best scenes from each movie showcase what the franchise is all about. Although there have been a lot of changes along the way, every Fast and Furious movie includes jaw-dropping stunts, and some of the most tense driving sequences ever put on film. Dom Toretto and his crew start out as street racers and petty criminals, but they escalate to multi-million dollar heists and government-sanctioned espionage. The franchise constantly attempts to outdo itself, but its sense of humor gives it license to get more and more unbelievable.

With an exciting batch of upcoming Fast and Furious projects in the works, the franchise looks set to push its boundaries even further. It’s bizarre to see how far things have evolved since The Fast and the Furious over 20 years ago, but even the first movies have some remarkable scenes which are just as thrilling today as they were back then. From old-fashioned drag races to prison riots and even a space launch, the franchise has an incredible range of action sequences. Looking back on the best moments from each of the 11 movies released so far gives a taste of what makes Fast and Furious so popular.

11 The Fast & The Furious (2001)
Brian and Dom’s first race
Two cars line up for a drag race in The Fast and the Furious.

Although Brian ends up finishing second, he shows everyone that he’s a serious contender.

Brian joins up with the rest of the street racers as a complete outsider, and he has to fight to earn respect. In his first drag race, he goes up against Dom and two other racers, and although Brian ends up finishing second, he shows everyone that he’s a serious contender. The first race of The Fast and the Furious isn’t just a great action scene with punchy visuals and palpable tension. It also tells a story and reveals a lot about the two central characters. The Fast and Furious franchise is known for its increasingly outrageous stunts, but the first movie provides hair-raising action without anything too complicated.

10 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The demolition derby

Dom doesn’t appear in 2 Fast 2 Furious, so Brian needed another partner to team up with. Roman Pearce eventually becomes one of the key members of the Fast and Furious family, but his introduction makes him seem like an unstable wildcard. Brian watches Roman competing in a demolition derby, smashing into other cars with reckless abandon and kicking in his own broken windshield, showing his ankle tag. Brian and Roman have a history together, but even after some troubling times, Brian knows he can trust Roman. The demolition derby is a great way to introduce Roman as a loose cannon with little regard for safety.

9 The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Dom’s cameo
Dom Toretto cameo in The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift follows a completely new set of characters, but Dom makes a surprise appearance in the very last scene to challenge Sean to a race. Dom’s American muscle car looks out of place against Sean’s Japanese drift car as they line up, symbolizing how Tokyo Drift marks a departure for the franchise. The credits roll just as the race is beginning, so the result is a mystery. The franchise eventually reveals who won the final race in Tokyo Drift, but not for many years. The cut-to-black ending shows that although Sean’s story is complete, his racing career is just getting started.

8 Fast & Furious (2009)
The gas tanker explosion
Several cars surrounding a gas truck in Fast and Furious 4.

The confusingly named Fast and Furious reunited Brian and Dom for the first time since the franchise’s first movie. Fast and Furious uses more CGI than its predecessors, which allows for some truly ridiculous stunts, but the movie’s most memorable moment is primarily achieved with practical effects. As Dom and his crew attempt to hijack a gas tanker in the Dominican Republic, their plan is hampered by a strangely tenacious truck driver. The driver eventually grabs his pet iguana and jumps to safety, but this sends the truck tumbling over a cliff. It remains one of the best stunts in any Fast and Furious movie.

7 Fast Five (2011)
The favela chase
Hobbs chases Dom across Rio in Fast Five.

Fast Five could be the best Fast and Furious movie of them all, as it turns the street-racing franchise into a more broadly ambitious crime saga. Fast Five is a heist movie, and it brings in action elements that aren’t specifically limited to cars. One memorable scene features Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs chasing Dom, Brian, and Mia over the rooftops of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Johnson’s relationship with Vin Diesel has become notoriously fraught, but Fast Five sees Hobbs and Dom in a thrilling game of cat and mouse, and they bring the best out of each other.

6 Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Shaw drives a tank

The Fast and Furious franchise steadily introduces a new raft of vehicles with each movie, but none have had the impact of Owen Shaw’s tank in Fast and Furious 6. Dom’s crew try to stop Shaw from assaulting a highway military convoy, but as they stop a truck in its tracks, a tank comes bursting out from the back. Tanks are usually limited to low speeds, but Shaw’s tank easily chews up cars as it barrels down the highway. The entire tank chase is a highlight, but nothing tops the initial moment when the tank appears and the crew finally understand the scope of what they’re dealing with.

5 Furious 7 (2015)
Paul Walker’s farewell
Brian (Paul Walker) from Furious 7 looking in his car at Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel)

He and Dom share one last emotional drive alongside each other before the road splits, and they head off in separate directions.

Furious 7 was rocked by the tragedy of Paul Walker’s death part-way through production, after the actor was involved in a car crash unrelated to the movie. Despite this devastating incident, Furious 7 found a touching way to pay tribute to the man who had played Brian O’Conner since the franchise’s first movie. Using cutting-edge visual effects and the help of Walker’s brothers, some of Brian’s scenes in Furious 7 were completed after the actor’s death. Brian’s story receives a happy ending, and he and Dom share one last emotional drive alongside each other before the road splits, and they head off in separate directions.

4 The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Hobbs and Shaw’s prison riot
Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in prison

Before Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw got their own spinoff, The Fate of the Furious showed some glimpses of their dynamic partnership. The pair are locked up together in a high-security prison, but Shaw soon engineers a prison break which frees every prisoner from their cells simultaneously. The ensuing riot is a cacophony of violence, and it highlights the contrast between Hobbs and Shaw’s styles. Shaw is wiry and agile, using parkour and advanced martial arts to weave his way through the prison guards. Hobbs, on the other hand, is a human battering ram. Rubber bullets bounce off him without any effect, and he can toss people like action figures.

3 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Brixton chases Shaw through London
Brixton sliding with a motorbike in Hobbs and Shaw.

Hobbs and Shaw has its flaws, and one is that it wastes the potential of Idris Elba’s villain, Brixton. One scene which shows Brixton’s potential is his motorbike pursuit of Hobbs, Shaw and Hattie through the streets of London. Brixton’s specialized motorbike allows him to ride up on a wall, bounce between the roofs of cars, and even slide under a truck. In the end, he gets sent crashing through the top of a double-decker bus. There are only a few scenes which indicate Brixton’s abilities, and his motorbike pursuit is an example of the heights Hobbs and Shaw could have reached if he were better utilized.

2 F9 (2021)
Going to space
Roman and Tej wearing space suits in a Pontiac Fiero in F9.

The Fast and Furious franchise’s most notoriously ridiculous scene occurs in F9, when Tej and Roman blast off into outer space in a Pontiac Fiero. For another franchise, this would constitute an egregious “jumping the shark” moment, but Fast and Furious is built on one-upping its outlandish stunts. The movie knows that this scene is nonsensical, but it’s proud of its absurdity. It says a lot that Roman and Tej are chosen to become astronauts, as they usually provide comic relief. There’s no telling where the franchise could go in the future, but Roman and Tej’s journey into space shows that anything is possible.

1 Fast X (2023)
Dante’s challenge to Dom

Fast X introduces the Fast and Furious franchise’s best villain, Dante Reyes. He’s similar in some ways to Deckard Shaw or Jakob Toretto, due to the fact that his family history has given him a reason to clash with Dom’s crew, but he’s not the usual Fast and Furious villain. He faces up to Dom, causing a tense showdown, and challenges him to a race. His flamboyant persona and quirky charm are very off-putting for a villain, and Jason Momoa steals the scene. The Fast and Furious franchise will always be about high-octane stunts, but some of its quieter moments which focus on character can be just as memorable.

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Fast & Furious 11’s Franchise-Ending Updates Makes The Rock’s New Hobbs Spinoff Even More Confusing

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Fast & Furious 11 will be the final ride for the franchise, closing the Toretto chapter after many years of success and some recent disappointments.
The status of The Rock’s Hobbs spinoff, Hobbs & Reyes, is uncertain as plans for the franchise’s finale have undergone changes.
While Fast 11 may mark the end of the main series, there is potential for Johnson’s character Hobbs to continue with solo adventures in the aftermath.

The latest update for Fast and Furious 11 suggests the saga truly is coming to a close soon – leaving Dwayne Johnson’s planned Hobbs spinoff in a strange place. After struggling for about a decade to find his footing as a leading man, The Rock finally broke through with his supporting role in Fast Five. His character Hobbs was essentially a human tank chasing after Dom (Vin Diesel) and his gang, and Johnson completely stole the 2011 sequel.

He continued with the Fast and Furious movies for several entries, but after a high-profile falling out with Diesel during The Fate of the Furious, he exited. Of course, Johnson’s stardom was at the point where he could focus on his own project, though he did reteam with Jason Statham for spinoff Hobbs and Shaw. In Fast X’s mid-credits scene, Johnson made a shock return as Hobbs – after previously vowing to never return to the main series. This brief scene teased the upcoming spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, where Johnson’s character will face off against Jason Momoa’s vengeful Reyes.

Fast & Furious 11’s Finale Plans Make The Rock’s Hobbs Movie Confusing
Hobbs & Reyes’ status needs to be confirmed
Dominic Toretto overtop Fast X scene of cast eating at table

Before the release of the 2023 sequel, star and producer Diesel suggested Fast and Furious 11 might not be the end, as originally planned. Instead, Diesel said the finale could be extended to two more installments, but following Fast X’s disappointing box office performance, the story will indeed wrap up with one last ride. In a recent Instagram post, Diesel confirmed the eleventh outing will be “the grand finale” – which makes the current status of Hobbs & Reyes a tad confusing.

Vin Diesel looking serious as Dom in Fast X. Related Fast & Furious 11’s Franchise-Ending Plans Reaffirmed By Vin Diesel In Emotional Development Update VIn Diesel offers an update on Fast & Furious 11’s development, reaffirming the next sequel will be the end for the mainline franchise.

There hasn’t been much heard about the offshoot since it was first confirmed in 2023, though it’s said to bridge the gap between Fast X and the next outing. Whether this means it will resolve the latter’s cliffhanger ending or feature any other main entry cast members are also unknown.

If
Fast 11
is truly arriving in April 2025, that doesn’t leave much time for
Hobbs & Reyes
to enter production and come out before its release date. Unless the project has already begun filming in secret – which feels very doubtful – there are signs the plan for Hobbs’ next adventure have changed.

How The Rock’s New Fast & Furious Movies Will Tie Into Fast 11
Will the spinoff truly bridge the gap between Fast X & 11?
Hobbs and Dante Reyes looking sideways in the Fast and Furious movies

When the spinoff was announced, the intention was for Hobbs & Reyes to take place between parts ten and eleven, and set the stage for the latter. Given the tepid response to Fast X, reports suggest the roadmap for Fast 11 has changed. These changes are said to include a new villain to replace Reyes and a more streamlined narrative that will take the series back to basics. Given how bloated the last chapter felt, these alterations sound like they’re for the best, but they don’t bode well for Hobbs & Reyes.

Given that it was Hobbs who pulled the trigger on his father in Fast Five, it makes all the sense in the world that Momoa’s Reyes would seek revenge on Hobbs. If anything, the pairing of Johnson and Momoa sounds epic, and if Fast and Furious 11 truly is getting a new antagonist, it would work in the finale’s favor if Hobbs took down Reyes before then. Again, the lack of visible movement on Hobbs & Reyes puts a giant question mark on it, since it doesn’t appear it will beat Fast 11 to the big screen.

Will Fast & Furious Truly End After Fast 11?
Is it the end of the road for Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs too?

All of this leads to the central question: will Fast and Furious 11 actually end the entire franchise, or will it branch off in a new direction? Assuming Hobbs & Reyes doesn’t beat the next entry to theaters as originally planned, it would be odd for Fast 11 to “end” the saga, only for Johnson’s Hobbs to have a solo adventure straight after. It would be stranger for Hobbs & Reyes to arrive before the next sequel and become a hit, which would surely lead to calls for more sequels, undermining Fast and Furious 11’s ending claims.

Fast & Furious Movies Featuring The Rock Release Year Fast Five 2011 Fast & Furious 6 2013 Furious 7 2015 The Fate of the Furious 2017 Hobbs & Shaw 2019 Fast X 2023

The franchise was largely bulletproof for many years, but the reception to both Fast X and F9: The Fast Saga has shown cracks in the armor. Two decades on, it’s about time to wrap up the Toretto chapter and let the family enjoy their barbeques in peace without being targeted by the vengeful third cousin of a past villain. Fast and Furious 11 must deliver on its promise to end this part of the series – but there’s no reason Johnson’s Hobbs couldn’t continue for solo adventures in the aftermath either.

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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.Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures

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The Rock Will Have To Save Fast & Furious Again 14 Years After Doing It In Fast Five

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The Rock’s return to Fast & Furious signals the end of his beef with Vin Diesel and a pivot in his career.
Fast 11 needs a streamlined approach, shedding excess characters and bloated plots to regain momentum.
The franchise has evolved significantly since Fast Five, but Hobbs’ return may be crucial to its future success.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s first appearance in the Fast and Furious saga drove it to new heights, but over a decade on, can he do it all again? The Rock was such a charismatic presence during his WWE days that he felt like a natural fit for movie stardom – but it was a long road to get there. Most of his early star vehicles like The Rundown underperformed, and he was soon relegated to mediocre kids’ movies like The Tooth Fairy. It wasn’t until he was cast as Hobbs in Fast Five that his star persona finally clicked.

Hobbs evolved from an enemy to an ally of Dom’s (Vin Diesel) crew and scored his own spinoff with 2019’s Hobbs & Shaw. Outside of the Fast & Furious franchise, Johnson’s career took off in a major way too, with a run of hits that included his Jumanji sequels and Rampage. His high-profile falling out with Vin Diesel made it appear he would never return to the main series, but Fast X’s mid-credits sequence revealed Hobbs was indeed coming back, and being targeted by new villain Reyes (Jason Momoa).

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Related Fast & Furious’ Next Movie Must End The Franchise’s 9-Year Downward Trend

The Rock’s Fast & Furious Return Comes Alongside Fast X’s Box Office Disappointment
Will Johnson’s Hobbs come to the rescue of Dom and friends?
Custom image of Dwayne Johnson a Hobbs in Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Just how much Hobbs and Dom will interact in the upcoming Fast and Furious 11 remains to be seen, but Johnson and Diesel at least appear to be on speaking terms again. Fast X’s Hobbs scene was a genuine surprise to fans, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. The tenth installment was a troubled production, with original helmer Justin Lin quitting the project and being replaced by Louis Leterrier. The movie’s budget also ballooned to $340 million (via The Numbers), with Fast X’s eventual $714 million gross being seen as a disappointment by Universal.

The sequel was greeted with unenthused reviews too, and there are signs of general audience fatigue with the whole saga. Hobbs was missed during the last two entries, with the character being a good counterbalance to Dom’s self-serious presence, and while Hobbs & Shaw had issues of its own, it was more entertaining than Fast X. Johnson is a natural fit for this intentionally overblown franchise, and he brings a welcome amount of humor and macho energy to proceedings.

Fast & Furious Needs To Regain Momentum Ahead Of Fast X, Part 2
Fast 11 needs to get audiences excited again

A big sin of Fast X is that it reheated plot beats and twists the series had covered already, including yet another villain seeking revenge for the defeat of a family member. Most of the cast were split up into smaller groups, and the film had too many subplots and characters to track. If followers of the series felt fatigued by how bloated the narrative was, the film must have been near incomprehensible to newcomers. There are reports that Fast and Furious 11 will go back to basics, with a simple mission and a new villain.

Stripping away the excess – both in terms of characters and sidequests – will be crucial to Fast 11 regaining some sense of momentum. Even the action sequences in Fast X were lacking in genuine thrills or invention, and for a movie with “Fast” in the title, it didn’t feel very propulsive. Like with the purported superhero fatigue currently affecting the MCU, audiences may be getting weary of Fast and Furious’ bag of tricks. If part eleven is truly the end of the road, it really needs to focus on delivering an emotionally satisfying, flab-free outing.

The Next Fast & Furious Movies Can’t Repeat Fast X’s Mistakes
Hobbs and Reyes should take note from Fast X’s reception
A custom of Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes in Fast X

Alongside the next sequel, Johnson and Momoa will square off in Hobbs & Reyes, which is set to bridge the gap between Fast X and Fast 11. Given the hammy energy Momoa brought to the sociopathic Reyes, the pairing of him and Johnson should make the spinoff a fun one. An advantage of the Hobbs’ spinoffs is they’re free to untangle themselves from the baggage of the main story and can play with the rules a little. Hobbs vs Reyes already indicates a leaner storyline, but the next main entry isn’t so lucky.

Fast X’s cliffhanger ending left too many plates spinning, including the fates of Dom, his son and most of the gang after Reyes outsmarted them all. Presumably, the outcome of this will have to wait until Fast and Furious 11 is released, though if Hobbs and Reyes is set between the two sequels, the spinoff may have to deal with some of Fast X’s fallout too. If the news of the next sequel focusing on a single mission is true, this is a step in the right direction.

The tenth movie pulled itself into too many directions, so Fast 11 needs a streamlined approach. It doesn’t require any more wacky plot twists or surprise family members and must deliver on the promise of closing out the current era of the series. Instead of holding out for yet another sequel, Diesel should focus his creative energies on giving Dom and pals the sendoff they deserve, and realize that Fast X’s maximalist hurt the movie.

Fast & Furious (& The Rock’s Career) Have Changed A Lot Since Fast Five
Johnson’s return doesn’t guarantee a Fast & Furious return to form
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Every Fast & Furious Featuring Hobbs Release Year Fast Five 2011 Fast and Furious 6 2013 Furious 7 2015 The Fate of the Furious 2017 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2019 Fast X 2023

Johnson’s Fast and Furious comeback is exciting because it means the beef between him and Diesel is officially squashed, and that Hobbs is no longer an outcast from the main storyline. That’s all good news, but in reality, Johnson’s career outside the property has changed in recent years. While his box office record was once unimpeachable, Johnson’s returning off the back of the high-profile failure of Black Adam, and the critical drubbing faced by projects like Red Notice.

In truth, the decision to return to Fast and Furious was likely to give his own career a little boost. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but while he’s arguably the biggest star of the main cast, The Rock could use a couple of solid box-office hits too. The main Fast and Furious films have changed a lot since Hobbs’ debut in the fifth film. Fast Five officially marked the turning point where they switched from street race action movies to the global-hopping blockbusters they transformed into.

The series is barely recognizable from its early days and has only become more outlandish. Hobbs’ return obviously won’t have the same impact as his Fast Five introduction, but it should at least signal the end of the series is near and all the key players will be there. If the franchise is to continue beyond the Toretto clan, Johnson’s Hobbs is the natural way to go, so he may be responsible for saving Fast and Furious in more ways than one.

Fast X
is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: The Numbers

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.Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures

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Fast & Furious 11’s Franchise-Ending Plans Reaffirmed By Vin Diesel In Emotional Development Update

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Fast & Furious 11
marks the end of the mainline franchise, with Vin Diesel confirming the finale in an emotional Instagram post.
Diesel shared that story meetings for the movie are complete, promising an incredibly powerful conclusion to the Fast Saga.
While the mainline franchise will conclude with
Fast & Furious 11
, spinoff films like
Hobbs & Shaw
will continue the series in the future.

While progress continues on the various spinoffs, Vin Diesel reaffirms Fast & Furious 11 will be the end for the mainline franchise in a new development update. The next installment in the long-running action franchise had been announced at the same time as Fast X’s development, with the plans for the movies to be a two-part sendoff for the series. After an initial pause due to the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes in 2023, Universal quickly got to work on putting together the script for Fast 11, with subsequent reports varying on how it would tackle its predecessor’s cliffhanger ending.

With just over a year remaining until its scheduled release date, Diesel took to his Instagram to offer an update on Fast & Furious 11’s development.

In his post, as seen above, the star/producer emotionally reflected on the franchise’s journey thus far, particularly as he reaffirms that the next movie will be the end for the mainline franchise. Diesel also offered a promising update on the movie’s development, confirming that the story meetings are finished and promising a finale in which “incredibly powerful is an understatement”.

Will The Fast & Furious Franchise Continue After 11?

Despite once being a dominant franchise at the box office, the end for Fast & Furious quickly seemed inevitable in recent years as the financial returns began dropping. While F9: The Fast Saga’s box office numbers could be chalked up to its mid-pandemic release, Fast X’s didn’t fare much better, despite touting a production budget over $100 million larger than its predecessor. This all points to a general waning interest among audiences akin to the recent superhero fatigue affecting the Marvel Cinematic Universe and remaining DC Extended Universe releases.

Though Diesel’s post confirms the end of the mainline franchise, it doesn’t mean Fast & Furious can’t continue after the upcoming eleventh movie. It was confirmed in mid 2023 that development was underway on a new standalone sequel entitled Hobbs & Reyes, with Dwayne Johnson continuing his role after his surprise return in Fast X and Jason Momoa reprising his villain role. Around the same time, Johnson also confirmed that Hobbs & Shaw 2 was still in development, but that those plans were postponed in favor of the movie bridging the gap between the tenth and eleventh movies.

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Additionally, plans for a female-led Fast & Furious spinoff were announced in 2019, with Charlize Theron expected to reprise her role as the villainous Cipher for the project, though very few updates have been shared in the years since. Given Universal seems to be generally reconfiguring their plans for the franchise’s future, it remains to be seen whether these spinoff plans will come to fruition after Fast & Furious 11. One can at least hope that Diesel’s promise of an epic finale proves to be true with the extended development time given to the next installment.

Fast X is available to stream on Prime Video.

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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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