Bring the family over and crack out a Corona, it’s time to talk Fast and Furious 11. The next chapter of the much-loved action franchise is on the horizon, and rumours are beginning to trickle out as to just what we can expect.
With the films having taken us everywhere from the favelas of Brazil, to the polar ice caps, a brief trip into space and even to Neptune’s Net seafood restaurant, it’s always a wonder as to just how far the writers will take us as each film tries to outdo the last. We’re some time from finding out but, for now, here’s everything you need to know about Fast and Furious 11.
Spoiler alert: In case you haven’t seen Fast X, or somehow any film before it, prepare for a few plot points to be discussed. Complaints? “Forget about it, cuh.”
When is Fast and Furious 11 out?
As we’re writing this, Fast and Furious 11 is pencilled in for a US release date of April 4, 2025, as confirmed by Vin Diesel himself - and we’d expect other markets to have an identical if not similar release. Just worth a note that’s also the same day the Minecraft film is due to come out.
By that point, it’ll have been just shy of two years since Fast X first hit the big screen.
Will it be called Fast and Furious 11?
Right now, Fast and Furious 11 is not the official title and we’re yet to find out exactly what the film will be called.
The imaginative Fast X: Part 2 has been widely touted as a potential name but we’re yet to see any concrete evidence of this. The rumour seems to have spouted from an Instagram post from Vin Diesel confirming the film was in production, saying “For those who didn’t know the FastX was just part one, know that part two is going to be an effort from our fast family and studio like you have never seen.”
What will the plot be?
Fast X left us on quite the cliffhanger. Just to rejig your memory, or in case you haven’t seen the film and have no interest in watching the ending for yourself, we see a plane carrying Roman, Tej, Han, and Ramsey shot down by Aimes - who turns out to have been working with antagonist Dante Reyes and duping Dom Toretto’s crew in the process. It cuts to the end credits shortly after and we’re yet to learn the fate of those on board but, in typical F&F fashion, we’ll expect them to all miraculously survive.
What else the plot of Fast and Furious 11 will contain remains a mystery for the time being. According to film critic Jeff Sneider, the film will be going “back to basics” which has been interpreted by some - including Craig Lieberman, the man responsible for the cars in the first two films - as a return to street racing.
We find it a little hard to believe the franchise could turn so easily back to its roots at this point, but we’re open to being wrong. Right now, it seems few people know for certain with even Jason Momoa, who plays Dante Reyes, claiming in an interview with Variety in January that he hadn’t seen a script.
He added: "I put out my ideas and we'll see where it goes. But that's probably a ways off”
Is anyone returning to Fast and Furious 11?
Fast and Furious is the franchise of unlikely comebacks. Just take a look at Sun Kang’s Han for example, who returned for Fast 9 despite us seeing him die on screen. Twice.
Gal Galdot made a return as Gisele in Fast X, even though we witness her fall off the back of a plane and into darkness to save Han’s life in Fast and Furious 6.
Expect at least one insane surprise in Fast and Furious 11, then. We know for sure Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be back as Luke Hobbs thanks to an end-credits scene between himself and Diesel in X, though anyone else remains a mystery at this point.
Will this be the last Fast and Furious film?
Fast and Furious 11 was originally set to be the final entry to the franchise. However, it sounds as though Universal has found a way to milk the cash cow further and have it as the bridge within a trilogy.
Speaking in June 2023 with Variety, Vin Diesel said: “Going into making this movie, the studio asked if this could be a two-parter, and after the studio saw this one, they said, ‘Could you make Fast X the finale, a trilogy?”
Either way, there's going to be an ending soon. In February 2024, Diesel stated in an Instagram post: "Just finished our end of the week Fast meeting with the writers and the whole team… to say the excitement for our finale was incredibly powerful is an understatement. Wow. So exciting.
"This grand finale is not just an ending; it’s a celebration of the incredible family we’ve built together."
No matter if Fast and Furious 11 signals the end of the main franchise or not, we can expect the name to carry on. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Reyes has been confirmed to be in the works, focusing on The Rock and Momoa, while an untitled female-led spin-off is rumoured to be on the cards.