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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 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

Related 10 Most Exciting Things To Expect From Fast 11 Fast & Furious 11 will pull all the strings to become bigger than the previous installments, and here is why the film is worth being excited about.

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.

2:34 Image 147 Related Predicting The Ending Of All 13 Fast & Furious Characters In Fast 11 The Fast Saga is set to conclude with Fast & Furious 11 – or Fast X 2 – but how will Dom Toretto and his family’s stories come to a definitive end?

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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