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10 Fast & Furious Characters The Franchise Has Completely Forgotten About


Some forgotten characters in the Fast & Furious franchise are among the series’ best, despite brief appearances.
Characters like Leon, Neela, and Slap Jack have left lasting impacts despite not appearing in multiple movies.
While the franchise introduces unique characters in each movie, some fan-favorite characters have been forgotten.

The Fast & Furious franchise is known for its high-octane action and number of entries, but there are some characters whom the franchise has completely forgotten about. With Fast and Furious 11 in development, the beloved franchise has seen many characters come and go since its 2001 debut, The Fast and the Furious. Furthermore, Fast and Furious 11 is set to be the last in the series, due to the diminishing returns of the franchise’s more recent installments. Nevertheless, despite the action series’ reputation for introducing unique characters in each movie, some have fared better than others.

Despite their relatively brief appearances, some forgotten characters in the
Fast & Furious
franchise are among some of the franchise’s best.

Although some of the best Fast & Furious characters were not in the first movie, the franchise has since gone on to feature a revolving door of great characters who appear in multiple movies. However, an even more niche group of characters have either appeared in just a single Fast & Furious movie, or were prominently featured in one movie before seeing a reduced presence throughout the franchise’s history. Despite their relatively brief appearances, some forgotten characters in the Fast & Furious franchise are among some of the action series’ best.

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Movie Director Year of Release The Fast and the Furious Rob Cohen 2001 2 Fast 2 Furious John Singleton 2003 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Justin Lin 2006 Fast & Furious Justin Lin 2009 Fast Five Justin Lin 2011 Fast & Furious 6 Justin Lin 2013 Furious 7 James Wan 2015 The Fate of the Furious F. Gary Gray 2017 F9 Justin Lin 2021 Fast X Louis Leterrier 2023

11 Slap Jack – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Slap Jack is played by Michael Ealy.
Michael Ealy as Slap Jack in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

2 Fast 2 Furious introduces beloved characters and series mainstays, Roman Pearce and Tej Parker. However, one of the sequel’s notable characters is the perpetually laid-back Slap Jack, a drag racer from Miami, Florida who seems to be on good terms with Tej. While Slap Jack doesn’t have a major role in the sequel, his car, a brown modified Toyota Supra, remains one of the series’ most memorable cars, as its color scheme and afro pick decal are perfectly suitable for its driver. Although never seen again, Slap Jack remains one of The Fast & Furious’ most beloved side characters.

10 Leon – The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Leon is played by Johnny Strong.
Johnny Strong as Leon in The Fast and Furious.

Leon was introduced in The Fast and the Furious as a key member of protagonist Dom Toretto’s crew. Considering each member was a specialist in a particular area of crime, Leon’s role in the group was to act as the lookout, as well as help organize truck hijackings for the crew. Given his wild personality and loyalty to the crew, Leon quickly endeared himself to audiences. However, despite surviving the events of the first movie’s finale, Leon never appeared in any other entries, which begs the question as to the kind of chemistry he’d have with Dom’s future crew.

Despite her disarming girl-next-door looks, Neela proves to be a tough and fully capable drifter in her own right.

9 Neela – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Neela is played by Nathalie Kelley.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift takes place in the metropolitan city of Tokyo, Japan, and it introduces members of Japanese organized crime as its main force of antagonism. However, among the dangerous criminals is Neela, antagonist Takashi’s girlfriend, and the eventual love interest of protagonist Sean Boswell. Despite her disarming girl-next-door looks, Neela proves to be a tough and fully capable drifter in her own right, who even teaches Sean how to improve his drifting. Despite her impact on the protagonist, Neela’s only role in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is her most notable.

8 Agent Markham – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Agent Markham is played by James Remar.
James Remar as Agent Markham giving orders in 2 Fast 2 Furious

U.S. Customs Agent Markham starts the events of 2 Fast 2 Furious as an antagonist given his role as a member of law enforcement and protagonists Brian and Roman’s roles as illegal street racers. However, as the events of the story progress, Markham eventually sees that, despite the criminal activities of the protagonists, they’re ultimately working for the greater good. Markham is notable for his temper and indomitable will regarding taking down criminals, and with a strong performance from James Remar, is one of the franchise’s best. However, Markham has only appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious despite his popularity.

7 FBI Agent Michael Stasiak – Fast & Furious (2009), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and F9 (2021)
FBI Agent Stasiak is played by Shea Whigham.
Shea Whigham as FBI Agent Michael Stasiak in Fast & Furious.

FBI Agent Michael Stasiak once worked with protagonist Brian O’Conner before he resigned from the FBI, and their differences in temperament and morality often saw the two engage in heated arguments. However, despite their differences, Stasiak knew that Brian had a good heart and was willing to do whatever it took to help his friends, irrespective of their illegal racing activities. With appearances in three movies, Stasiak has fared better than most, but with his reduced presence with each subsequent installment, it still feels like the Fast & Furious franchise could use him to greater effect.

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6 Elle Lue – F9 (2021)
Elle is played by Anna Sawai.
Anna Sawai as Ell in a scene from F9.

Elle is introduced in F9 as the adopted daughter of beloved character Han Seoul-Oh, and despite her small stature, is one of the Fast & Furious franchise’s strongest characters. Notable for her incredible speed and strength, Elle eventually joins forces with Dom and his crew in an effort to help the protagonists take on the ruthless Jakob Toretto. After the events of F9, Elle is introduced to Han’s old crew from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, where it is strongly implied she’ll join the Tokyo Drift crew, and possibly star in the upcoming eleventh entry.

5 Sean Boswell – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Furious 7 (2015), and F9 (2021)
Sean is played by Lucas Black.
Sean behind the wheel in Tokyo Drift

Sean Boswell takes the wheel in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and despite the shift in protagonist and location, Sean’s proclivities for auto mechanics and his willingness to learn new things make him an endearing protagonist. Although not quite a suitable enough replacement for Dom or Brian, Sean’s sense of humor and deftness behind the wheel make him a competent protagonist, and the genuine respect that he displays towards Neela can’t be understated. Regardless of his charm and skill, Sean hasn’t led a movie in The Fast & Furious franchise since his debut.

Although Brian fatally shoots Johnny in
The Fast and the Furious
‘s climax, that shouldn’t stop Hollywood from bringing him back in some capacity.

4 Johnny Tran – The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Johnny is played by Rick Yune.

Johnny Tran is the main antagonist from The Fast and the Furious, and despite his charming good looks, is one of the franchise’s more sociopathic villains. As the head of his own ruthless crew, Johnny and Dom were at odds with one another throughout the entirety of the first installment, and the interactions between the two men usually resulted in violence. Although Brian fatally shoots Johnny in The Fast and the Furious’s climax, that shouldn’t stop Hollywood from bringing him back in some capacity given his impact on helping jumpstart the franchise, and his tense interactions with Dom.


Suki’s stoic mannerisms, proclivities for designing her vehicle’s decals, and her pedigree behind the wheel make her one of
The Fast & Furious
‘ best female leads.

2 Suki – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Suki is played by Devon Aoki.
Suki poses with her car in 2 Fast 2 Furious

The on-and-off again girlfriend of the series’ Tej Parker, Suki is another skilled driver introduced in 2 Fast 2 Furious’s Miami, Florida drag racing scene. Although nowhere near as verbose as Tej, Suki’s stoic mannerisms, proclivities for designing her vehicle’s decals, and her skills behind the wheel make her one of The Fast & Furious’ best female leads. Although Suki actress Devon Aoki retired from acting in 2009, The Fast & Furious series could recast the character, or give her a relative with similar mannerisms. With the franchise including women more prominently, Suki’s return would be great.

1 Monica Fuentes – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Fast Five (2011)
Monica is played by Eva Mendes.

Monica Fuentes is an undercover U.S. Customs Agent who uses her charming good looks and intelligence to outsmart 2 Fast 2 Furious’s Carter Verone. Although Monica is working with law enforcement, Brian and Roman eventually endear themselves to her, which causes her to go out of her way to help them near the movie’s climax. Despite making a brief appearance in Fast Five, Monica hasn’t been seen since Eva Mendes retired from acting shortly after its release. With Fast and Furious 11 being the last in The Fast & Furious franchise, it would be great to see her one last time.

The Fast And The Furious The first film in the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fast and the Furious introduces Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), an undercover cop tasked with infiltrating Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) gang of street racers in order to investigate a string of vehicular heists. Falling in love with both Toretto’s sister and the world of street racing, O’Conner finds his sense of duty strained to the limit by loyalty to his newfound friends. Director Rob Cohen Release Date June 22, 2001 Cast Jordana Brewster , Michelle Rodriguez , Rick Yune , Vin Diesel , Paul Walker Runtime 106 minutes

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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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