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10 Fast & Furious Characters In Dominic Toretto’s Family, Ranked


The Fast and Furious franchise is built on an underlying theme of empathy and loyalty within the Toretto family. Characters like Deckard Shaw and Mia Toretto have complex histories and play crucial roles in the franchise. Characters like Tej Parker and Luke Hobbs bring comedic chemistry and depth to the films, while Letty Ortiz stands out as a well-written, strong female character.

The Fast and Furious franchise is known for Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his commitment to his family, but certain members of the Toretto crime family are more memorable than others. There are twelve movies in the entirety of the franchise. Thirteen if the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is being counted. After this many iterations, the Toretto family has gone through lies, betrayals, deaths, and being brought back to life more times than can be counted. Due to this, Dom is careful with whom he lets into his family, to keep everyone safe.

Many of the recent Furious films have been directed by Justin Lin, and he has done an excellent job catapulting the films into the modern era and making the action more exciting than ever. The franchise is known for its car chases and race scenes, but there is also an underlying heart of empathy and loyalty that runs through the films. Through street racing, heists, global trotting chases, and many more adventures, the Toretto family always narrowly escapes death with their daring feats.

Vin Diesel as Dom in Fast Five and Fast and Furious franchise

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10 Deckard Shaw – Played By: Jason Statham
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Deckard Shaw has a complicated history with the Toretto family, and though he redeemed himself, it’s difficult to forget his past actions. In an attempt to avenge his brother’s death, Shaw went after Dom and his family and tried to kill Han (Sung Kang). For a long time, it was believed that Hand had died at Shaw’s hand, but he escaped death in the end. However, Shaw still went to extreme lengths to try and destroy everything Dom held dear. In the spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, he developed a Bond with Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), and in The Fate of the Furious, he saves Dom’s son, showing how much he has grown.

9 Mia Toretto – Played By: Jordana Brewster
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Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) giving side eye in Fast and Furious 9

Mia is Dom’s little sister and the love interest of Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), but she is much more than her relationships with these two men. She is courageous and puts her life on the line for her family, but the Furious films under-use her and often put her in the position of a hostage or damsel in distress. This is a frequent problem for women in the films.

After Paul Walker passed away and O’Conner’s character was killed off, there wasn’t much for her to do, but she did make a return in F9. Neither of her appearances in the last two films make much of an impact, but she was still a vital part of the story’s beginning. If Mia does stick around for the upcoming films, her character has plenty of room for development.

8 Tej Parker – Played By: Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
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Ludacris as Tej Parker in The Fast and Furious movies

As a mechanic for the Toretto family, Tej Parker knows a thing or two about cars. The cars Tej drives in the Fast & Furious movies are iconic, but so is Tej as a character. He becomes part of the crew when he meets Brian in Miami in 2 Fast 2 Furious but is better known for his relationship with Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson). Roman and Tej have excellent comedic chemistry and bring much-needed levity to the high stakes of the films. Not only a mechanic, Tej is also incredibly skilled with computers, which comes in handy during the teams’ many heists.

7 Luke Hobbs – Played By: Dwayne Johnson
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Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs getting ambushed in Fast Five

Dwayne Johnson is known for being able to lend depth to the films he stars in, and his portrayal of Luke Hobbs is no exception. He is a Diplomatic Security Agent who initially is on the hunt for Dom and his team. Eventually, Hobbs leaves the agency and joins the family in their search for Owen and Deckard Shaw. However, in Hobbs & Shaw, he and Shaw must work together to save the world, and Hobbs is won over by Shaw’s dedication to change. Hobbs is a standout character due to his ability to see the good in people and change his opinion of them based on their actions.

6 Brian O’Conner – Played By: Paul Walker
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Brian O’Conner has one of the saddest endings of all the characters in the Toretto family. The actor who portrayed him, Paul Walker, passed away in real life, so his arc was cut short. He died during the production of Furious 7, so much of the film is dedicated to his memory. Brian had been with Dom and his family since the first film of the series, and it’s his role as an FBI agent who goes undercover to investigate Dom, but then comes around to his side, that kicks off the entire franchise. He was an essential part of Dom’s team and one of his closest friends.

Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner in Furious 7 Related Furious 7: Which Brian O’Conner Scenes Weren’t Paul Walker Following Paul Walker’s death in 2013 during the production of Furious 7, some scenes were completed using CGI and his brothers as body doubles.

5 Ramsey – Played By: Nathalie Emmanuel
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Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) drives a truck in Edinburgh in F9

Ramsey is a more recent addition to the Toretto family, making her first appearance in Furious 7, but ever since she arrived on the scene, it’s impossible to imagine the movies without her. She provides additional wit to the dynamic between Tej and Roman and proves her value to the team by being a powerful hacker. Though her hacking abilities have put her in danger many times, it was how she found her way to the family. Though not always the most prominent character of the movies, she’s one of the most memorable and fun.

4 Roman Pearce – Played By: Tyrese Gibson
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The other half of the iconic duo with Teji, Roman Pearce, is a favorite among the Furious family members. He was childhood friends with Brian and joined him in the second film of the franchise. In Fast X the in-universe theory that Roman and the other team members are invincible might be proved by his survival of a plane crash at the end of the movie, but Roman’s fate will not be confirmed until the sequel. However, due to the pivotal and hilarious role that Roman plays in the films, it’s most likely that he’ll stick around as long as possible.

3 Han Lue – Played By: Sung Kang
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Sung Kang as Han in Fast X

Han Lue is famous for coming back from the dead in F9. He comes back following his supposed murder by Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 and Tokyo Drift. Through timeline changes in the films, Han is still a player in the movies following his death in Tokyo Drift, and his death is retroactively confirmed in Fast & Furious 6.

However, this is once again reversed in F9 when it’s revealed that he was never dead at all and was saved by Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russel). Though all of this may seem overly confusing plot armor for the sake of one character, Han is well worth it. His adventures with Dom and the family always elevated the films, and the team works better with him on it.

2 Letty Ortiz – Played By: Michelle Rodriguez
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Of all the female characters in the Furious franchise, Letty is the best-written and the most developed. Although she is Dom’s love interest, and the two end up getting married, she is also a skilled driver and their love story is one of the most touching parts of the films. Letty is another character who it seemed had died, but returned at the tail end of Fast Five, and made her official return in Fast & Furious 6. She is known for being tough and not letting anyone push her around, including Dom.

1 Dom Toretto – Played By: Vin Diesel
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Starring in almost every film in the franchise, there is no Fast and Furious saga with Dom Toretto. It’s his dedication to the family, and his loyalty, above all else, that keeps them together and can always convince any member of the team to come back for one last ride. From his humble beginnings, Dom has proven himself as a racer, a leader, and a father many times over, and has been a compelling protagonist for the series. It’s difficult to imagine what the franchise might have in store when he eventually leaves, but he’ll always be the best part of the movies.

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


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.

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.

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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


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).


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?
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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

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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.

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


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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