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

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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.

2:31 ScreenRant logo 5 Upcoming Fast & Furious Movies Every Sequel & Spinoff In-Development Related 5 Upcoming Fast & Furious Movies: Every Sequel & Spinoff In-Development Fast & Furious has built a massive franchise over 20 years and it’s set to keep expanding even after the final film thanks to these spin-offs.

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’s Franchise-Ending Updates Makes The Rock’s New Hobbs Spinoff Even More Confusing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: The Numbers

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

Will The Fast & Furious Franchise Continue After 11?

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

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

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Related 5 Upcoming Fast & Furious Movies: Every Sequel & Spinoff In-Development Fast & Furious has built a massive franchise over 20 years and it’s set to keep expanding even after the final film thanks to these spin-offs.

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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