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The Rock’s 10 Best Scenes In The Fast & Furious Movies


The Rock’s addition to the Fast and Furious franchise brought charisma and intensity to his character, Luke Hobbs, making for some of the series’ most iconic moments. Despite a public feud with Vin Diesel, The Rock’s return as Luke Hobbs in Fast X is a welcome one, adding to an already impressive list of memorable and quality scenes. The Rock’s comedic chops are highlighted in the hilarious and memorable scene of Hobbs and Shaw arguing on a plane, showcasing his ability to balance serious action with humor.

The Fast and Furious franchise has produced ten movies and a spinoff so far, but the addition of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson helped level up the series and produce some of its most iconic moments. The Rock first appeared in Fast Five as Luke Hobbs back in 2011, initially acting as an antagonist to the main group. Johnson’s charisma was quickly captured in Hobbs’ character as, despite playing a serious and disciplined bounty hunter, the character was filled with intensity and, later in the series, humor. The Fast and Furious films are still filled with action, but let the characters’ funny sides often shine through, which suits The Rock perfectly.

Since joining the movie series, The Rock has been part of almost every film. However, he missed F9 after The Rock and Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious feud. The two actors had a public falling out, but managed to make amends, resulting in Dwayne Johnson’s return as Luke Hobbs in Fast X. Although the franchise already has some big stars and established characters, Fast and Furious is better off with The Rock involved which makes his return alongside Gal Gadot’s, a welcome one. With Hobbs back in the main films, the character will likely add to an already impressive list of memorable and quality scenes.

10 Hobbs And Shaw Argue On An Airplane
From Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) on a plane in Hobbs & Shaw

Despite missing F9, Dwayne Johnson got his own spinoff with Jason Statham focusing on their characters, Hobbs and Shaw. The two worked well together and not only did the film have great action, but it was also full of hilarious moments. Hobbs and Shaw arguing on a plane is a highlight of The Rock’s Fast and Furious career. Although both characters are highly skilled fighters who have survived wild stunts, they engage in a childish argument on a plane filled with sleeping passengers. The two are on a high-stakes mission, yet continue bickering, resulting in a funny and memorable scene that captures The Rock’s comedic chops perfectly.

9 Luke Hobbs Holds A Helicopter Through Sheer Strength
From Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) holding back a helicopter using a chain in Hobbs & Shaw

Fast and Furious wouldn’t be the franchise it is without some ridiculous, over-the-top moments. Hobbs & Shaw is able to capture this magic by producing one of Fast and Furious’ most ridiculous stunts. Towards the end of the film, the antagonist, Brixton Lore (Idris Elba), has Shaw’s sister in a helicopter and is pursuing the protagonists. To try and bring down the helicopter, Hobbs attaches a chain to it and manages to hold it back through strength alone. While Johnson is a physical presence, the scene defies realism, yet simultaneously highlights what makes the franchise so good and stands out as one of The Rock’s best Fast and Furious scenes.

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8 Luke Hobbs Chases Dom Through The Favela Rooftops
From Fast Five (2011)

Fast Five is often considered the best movie in the series and the dynamic between The Rock’s Luke Hobbs and Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto is a big reason for this. Both characters’ big egos made Hobbs’ pursuit of Dom extra memorable. The Favelas in Brazil worked an iconic location when it came to this chase sequence where Dom tried to outrun his foe. Hobbs smashed through a window to try and keep up with his adversary and the two jumped from rooftop to rooftop. In the end, Dom managed to escape, but it showed that even without the cars, Fast and Furious could offer high-octane action.

7 Hobbs Confronts Dom In Brazilian Turf
From Fast Five (2011)
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson come face to face in Fast Five.

Dom and Hobbs coming face-to-face in Brazil is one of the franchise’s most iconic images. The scene itself is just as good, with Dom’s “This is Brazil” line changing the dynamic of the scene. Just as it looked as though Hobbs finally caught Dom and Brian, Dom reminds Hobbs that the rules are different in Brazil. The protagonists’ street credit saw the crowd support them, resulting in a standoff between the American hunters and the people of Brazil. Fast and Furious sometimes received criticism for its wacky action, but this intense showdown highlights the franchise at its best and shows the similarities and differences between Dom and Hobbs in one single scene.

6 The Samoan Warriors Join Hobbs
From Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Roman Reigns and The Rock war cry in Hobbs & Shaw

Given Johnson’s Samoan roots, having a scene with his real-life cousin, Roman Reigns, is a nice touch to the actor’s heritage. When Hobbs returns home, he is initially met with hostility from his family. While it seems like they will struggle to find common ground, eventually they all unite to take on Hobbs and Shaw’s enemies. This results in a brawl involving Hobbs, Shaw, and the rest of the Samoans against Lore’s men. The fight shows the power of a united group and also highlights the power of The Rock’s Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious world, resulting in a memorable moment.

5 Hobbs And Shaw’s Prison Escape
The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Hobbs and Shaw’s prison fight in The Fate of the Furious perfectly displayed how well the two actors could work together. It also played to the franchise and actors’ strength, mixing action with humor. The characters initially try to trash talk and flex on the other from their cells before the doors open and Shaw tries to escape. Hobbs tries to catch him, and they both fight their way through prisoners and guards until they come face-to-face. The prison scene allowed The Rock to thrive, showing how funny and imposing his character can be, and was the catalyst that helped lead to the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff.

4 Luke Hobbs’ Return In Fast X
From Fast X (2023)
Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs looking angry in Fast X

The Rock’s Fast X return might not feel as iconic as some of the other entries, but it was significant for the franchise. When Luke Hobbs emerged at the end of the tenth Fast and Furious installment, it signaled that the series was back to full strength. Returning along with Gal Gadot’s Gisele, the franchise ended its drama and will include its major players for the finale. The Rock and Vin Diesel’s feud hurt Fast and Furious, but both being involved in the last main movies is crucial to ending strong. Luke Hobbs’ big solo scene will be iconic in years to come and is one of The Rock’s best in the series.

3 Luke Hobbs Breaks Out Of His Cast
From Furious 7 (2015)
The Rock as Luke Hobbs wearing a cast in Furious 7

One of The Rock’s most iconic lines in any Fast and Furious film comes in Furious 7. Luke Hobbs was in hospital before explosions prompted his daughter to ask him “What’s going on?” His reply of “Daddy’s got to go to work” is an indication of his mentality and resolve, but what he did after highlighted this even more. After sustaining an injury, Hobbs was wearing a cast, but he managed to break this through strength and willpower. This is another showcase of The Rock delivering Fast and Furious’ outlandish action perfectly. He nails his line and looks incredibly tough as he destroys his own cast, which while not super realistic, is fun to watch.

2 Luke Hobbs Roasts Roman Pearce
From Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Fast and Furious Tyrese Gibson Dwayne Johnson feud over

One of the funniest lines in the entire series comes in Fast & Furious 6. There are several hilarious tropes in the Fast and Furious franchise like Vin Diesel frequently saying “family”. Another is the iconic barbecue scenes, which resulted in one of The Rock’s best jokes. After Roman makes a joke to Mia about hiding baby oil when Hobbs appears, Hobbs immediately fires back with “You better hide that bigass forehead”. This causes Tej (Ludacris) to spit-take, but the line is supposedly improvised, making the reaction genuine. It might be simple humor, but the perfectly executed joke and Ludacris’ reaction make this scene an absolute classic moment.

1 Luke Hobbs Becomes Superhuman
From The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s best Fast and Furious scene is his superhuman one from The Fate of the Furious. The franchise is best known for its crazy and somewhat unrealistic stunts, with Johnson starring in one of its most famous. When the heroes are being pursued by their enemies in The Fate of the Furious, a missile comes sliding along the ice towards them. Thinking quickly, Hobbs hangs from the door of the car and manually diverts the missile towards an enemy. This ridiculous moment is what Fast and Furious’ action is all about and is the ultimate showcase of what a strong character like Hobbs can do, making it The Rock’s best scene.

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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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