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10 Young Dominic Toretto & Brian O’Conner Stories A Fast & Furious Prequel Could Cover


A Fast & Furious prequel could explore Dom, Mia, and Jakob’s life as a family before the death of their father, Jack Toretto. A prequel could delve into the backstory of Dom and Letty’s relationship and how they met before the events of The Fast and the Furious. A prequel could showcase Dom’s time in prison and the impact it had on him and his family, as well as Jakob’s exile following Jack Toretto’s death.

A Fast & Furious prequel movie or TV show could help revitalize the franchise after the main saga is concluded, and there are multiple Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner stories that could be covered. The Fast & Furious movie timeline begins in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, but many important events in the lives of Dom and Brian took place before they met each other. While some of those have been explored through flashbacks or lines of dialogue, most of them could still work as the premise for a series of movies or TV shows.

When the Fast Saga will end remains to be confirmed, as it is unclear whether the upcoming Fast & Furious 11, currently titled Fast X, Part 2, will conclude the stories of Dom and his family. Regardless, it is safe to say the main saga is finally reaching its ending after many promises of “one last ride.” Still, considering how big of an IP Fast & Furious is, it would not be surprising to see the franchise returning in the form of prequels with recast Fast & Furious characters.

10 Dom, Mia, & Jakob’s Time As A Family Before Jack’s Death
Jakob’s character was a Fast & Furious retcon
A custom image featuring Jakob and Mia Toretto in Fast & Furious

Dominic Toretto was 12 years old when his father died, at least according to the timeline of events presented in F9. While having an entire show or movie about child versions of the Toretto siblings would not make sense, it would be interesting to see more of Dom, Mia, and Jakob as a family before Jack’s death. Everything about Jakob’s past in Fast & Furious is a retcon, as the character was created for F9. Therefore, a Fast & Furious prequel could perhaps feature some flashback sequences showing what the Toretto family looked like before the death of Jack Toretto.

9 How Dom & Letty Met
They have been together since before The Fast And The Furious

Dom and Letty had known each other for years by the time Brian met them in The Fast and the Furious. Dom already knew Letty before the death of his father, but it is unclear when exactly they started to date compared to when Dom was sent to prison for the first time. Regardless, the beginning of Dom and Letty’s relationship was marked by a street race in which they both got involved in an accident. This accident, which gave Dominic Toretto a scar, is described in Fast & Furious 6. Dom and Letty’s relationship is one of the pillars of Fast & Furious, and it could be further explored in a prequel.

8 Dominic Toretto’s Time In Prison
Dom was arrested shortly after his father’s death
Dominic Toretto stand in front of a street lined with souped up cars in The Fast and the Furious

Dominic Toretto was sent to prison for two years after attacking Kenny Linder, a racer who made fun of Jack Toretto’s death, with a wrench. Dom’s arrest would be a major turning point in the character’s life and the Toretto family as a whole. A Fast & Furious prequel could show Dom’s time in prison while also highlighting how difficult those years were to the family, especially Mia. This would work even better in a serialized format, with a Fast & Furious prequel series following Dom in jail for several episodes. This period is also when Jakob made a name for himself in the street race world.

7 Jakob Toretto’s Exile
Jakob went away after Jack Toretto’s death

Despite being a new addition to the Fast & Furious family, Jakob Toretto is perhaps the character with the most potential for a prequel. From the two years in which Dom was in jail to his time as a rogue agent who wanted revenge against his brother, Jakob has a quite tumultuous backstory. While some of this was already covered in F9, a Fast & Furious prequel could follow Jakob’s lonely trajectory following his fallout with Dom, who believed Jakob was to blame for their father’s death. A Jakob prequel could cover how he met Mr. Nobody and his early work for the Agency.

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6 The Beginning Of Dominic Toretto’s Life Of Crime
There is a gap between Dom’s release and The Fast and The Furious

Before Dominic Toretto was a special agent working for secret agencies to protect the world from hackers and nuclear weapons, he was stealing DVDs in Los Angeles. There is a gap between Dom leaving the prison and him becoming the leader of a criminal group whose operation was being investigated by the police. Considering how Fast & Furious is criticized for having become ridiculous after a relatively grounded start, revisiting Dom’s original group would be a fun way to bring the franchise back to its roots. A low-stakes, heist Fast & Furious prequel movie may be exactly what the franchise needs.

5 Brian O’Conner’s Early Life
Not much has been shown about Brian’s past
Paul Walker as Brian O'Connor drinking bear in The Fast and the Furious

Whereas a lot has been revealed or even shown about Dominic Toretto’s past, there is surprisingly little information about Brian O’Conner’s life before the events of The Fast and the Furious. Apart from his friendship with Roman Pearce and the fact he doesn’t remember much about his father, Brian’s childhood and teenage years were never covered in Fast & Furious. While the most important events in Brian’s life come after he joins the LAPD, it would be interesting to see more of the character’s origins. A Brian prequel could also show the beginning of his friendship with Roman leading up to their eventual fallout.

4 Brian Joining The LAPD
A key moment in Brian’s story
Paul Walker as Brian Holding Up His Hands in the original The Fast and the Furious

Though Brian spent a few years as a fugitive, the character was part of either the LAPD or the FBI during most of the Fast & Furious movies. Therefore, seeing what led Brian to join the LAPD following his time in juvenile detention and what his first couple of years in the Force looked like could make for a good prequel. One of the best things about Brian’s character is how he tries to conciliate his job with his beliefs, often choosing to break the law if means to help the people he trusts. Showing more of Brian’s life as a policeman would add even more weight to the decisions he makes after meeting Dom.

3 Roman’s Arrest & His Fallout With Brian
It took years for Roman to forgive Brian
Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Brian (Paul Walker) argue outside a police station in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Although Brian was not directly involved with Roman’s arrest, the fact that Roman’s best friend was now a cop while he was getting in trouble for the things they used to do together broke their friendship. Roman and Brian are not on good terms at the beginning of 2 Fast 2 Furious, and they only begin to reconnect midway through the film. A Fast & Furious prequel set during that period, be it a movie or a TV show, could have Roman as one of its main characters. Roman and Brian’s bond predates Brian’s relationship with Dom, meaning there are many stories to be told about the former.

2 What Happened To Dom After The Fast And The Furious
This was only briefly shown during Los Bandoleros
Dom holding Lett off a car in Fast & Furious (2009)

A story about Dom set after the events of The Fast and the Furious would obviously be a sequel to the first movie, but it would still work as a prequel to the rest of the Fast & Furious universe. Apart from Los Bandoleros, a short film released alongside Fast & Furious (2009) showing Dom and his crew living in the Dominican Republic, there is a significant gap in Dom’s story between the first and fourth movies. It is well established that Dom was on the run, having lived in at least three different countries during those eight years. Therefore, a prequel would have eight years’ worth of stories to cover.

1 How Han & Dom Met
One of Fast & Furious’ most important friendships
Dom and Han about to hug in Fast and Furious 9

One of the most overlooked friendships in Fast & Furious is that of Dom and Han, who first appeared together in the same movie in Fast & Furious (2009). Han was one of Los Badoleroes, having participated in the Dominican Republic jobs and later becoming a key member of the Fast & Furious family. However, the beginning of that friendship, which even led to Dom going to Tokyo as depicted in Tokyo Drift, was never shown. It is known that Dom and Han met in Mexico somewhere between The Fast and the Furious and Fast & Furious 4, which shows how much there is to explore in that eight-year window.

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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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