What do we know so far? Possible release date, plot, cast, trailer, and more
Even after the release of ten major motion pictures and one spin-off movie, the The Fast and the Furious The franchise still has some gas in the tank. The latest version, Fast X, premiered in theaters recently. Although the first results at the box office were weak domestically, the international market is showing that people are still not tired of Dominic Toretto and his family. An eleventh installment was first mentioned as being in development a few years ago when Vin Diesel planned to shoot the tenth and eleventh installments back-to-back as a two-part finale.
But plans changed, and Fast X was filmed independently, though Fast X’s plan remained to be the first part of the finale. Recently, Vin Diesel confirmed that an eleventh installment is actively developing, but he even hinted that the final episode could be expanded into three final films. But let’s put that aside for the moment and just go one movie at a time. At this point, we don’t even know the official title of the eleventh installment. Some ports call it Fast X: Part 2, and Fast & Furious 11 seems pretty ordinary for this franchise that loves to play with movie titles.
Vin Diesel confirmed at CinemaCon last April that the 11th installment in the Fast & Furious franchise is expected to hit theaters in 2025, though there’s no official release date yet. Now, while we wait for more hardcore, let’s take a look back at the end of Fast X and everything we know about Fast & Furious 11 so far.
What is the possible release date for “Fast & Furious 11”?
With film franchises that are not cinematic worlds (and which release several films a year), the minimum time gap between two films is two to three years (unless two films are being shot back-to-back, it is usually only one year of a time gap). Since the Fast & Furious franchise began in 2001, there hasn’t been more than three years of waiting for the next movie.
Since 2009’s Fast & Furious, the franchise has tended to release a movie every two years, with the exception of F9, which was released four years after the eighth installment due to the Hobbs & Shaw show and the coronavirus pandemic. Fast X was also released two years after F9, and that tradition will continue with the eleventh version.
Since initial plans to shoot a 10th and 11th sequel installments (which would potentially put Fast & Furious 11 in 2024 on the release schedule) were abandoned, it was expected that Fast & Furious 11 wouldn’t arrive before 2025, franchise producer and main star Vin Diesel confirmed. It was at CinemaCon this past April, when it was announced that Family would return in 2025.
Aside from being released in 2025, we don’t know the exact release date of Fast & Furious 11. When we look at the previous installments, it’s very likely that the movie will premiere in April or May. It all depends on the competition because we know Fast & Furious is a huge franchise, and the next movie definitely won’t premiere in the same week as Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
What will be the theme of Fast & Furious 11?
Spoiler alert for Fast X comes into play in this paragraph. If you watched Fast X, you know it ends at many cliffs, as Dominic and his son are found under a dyke, Letty and Cipher find Giselle in Antarctica, the plane with the rest of the team goes down in the jungle, and Dante promises Hobbs he’s the next target in his plan for revenge.
That’s a ton of subplots to solve. The eleventh installment is expected to pick up right where Fast X ended. There’s no doubt that Fast & Furious 11 will be another action-packed ride, running nearly 2.5 hours, and unlike all the other installments this franchise has spawned, Fast X is the first which really requires a sequel. When you’ve had a Fast & Furious movie that didn’t end with Toretto’s barbecue scene, you know that’s something else.
With so many characters, subplots, locations, going back to previous movies and splitting up the team into a few smaller teams, Fast X clearly tried to really try to make the Infinity War-ish experience for the fans, so for now we need to wait for Fast & Furious: Endgame and hope it continues to land, Considering how to prepare the next batch.
The official cast and crew of Fast & Furious 11
Justin Lin, who was first set to direct Fast X, dropped the project after barely a week into production. Universal Pictures hired Louis Leterrier, known for directing Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk, and Transporter, to replace Lane.
One month before Fast X premieres in theaters, Leterrier is confirmed to have signed on to direct the 11th film as well, while Christina Hodgson (Bumblebee, The Flash) and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Lost) have also been hired. City) to write the script for the eleventh installment.
As for the cast members, Vin Diesel will definitely reprise his role as Dominic Toretto, along with the majority of the main cast in the franchise. Although Leterrier teased that “not everyone” from Fast X will return in the eleventh installment.
Based on the ending of Fast X, let’s take a look at which cast members are likely to return and which ones could return in theory only.
For sure or most likely will return:
- Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
- Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes
- Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
- Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw
- Charlize Theron as Cipher
- Gal Gadot as Gisele Yashar
- Alan Ritchson as Aames
- Leo Abello Perry as Little B
Possible, but not sure return:
- Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
- Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tig Parker
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsay
- Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
- Sung Kang as Han Lue
- Helen Mirren as Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw
Cast members who could theoretically return:
- Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody
- Brie Larson as Tess
- Daniela Melchior as Isabel Neves
- Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody
Even though John Cena’s Jacob Toretto sacrificed himself in Fast X and thus we don’t expect to see him in the eleventh installment, this is Fast & Furious we’re talking about, so anything could happen. There are more cast members, like Lucas Black, Anna Sawai, and Luke Evans, whose characters are still alive and could appear in the next installment. Director Leterrier teased that Fast X is big, but Fast 11 is going to be giant, so we’re expecting a very large cast.
When can the trailer be released?
The Fast & Furious franchise has grossed over $7 billion in total for Universal Pictures, making it the highest-grossing IP of all time. Each new installment is accompanied by a huge promotional campaign and great anticipation among the fans. When we take a look at the previous entries, the first official stills from the 11th installment will likely be revealed 3-6 months before the movie’s premiere.
Of course, the movie is currently in the writing phase, and likely won’t start production before 2024, so there’s no footage to show at this moment. The biggest teaser for the eleventh installment we’ve seen at the moment is Fast X’s cliffhanger ending and post-credit scene.
Will there be more Fast & Furious movies after the eleventh movie?
The Fast & Furious franchise reached its commercial peak in 2015 and 2017 when Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious grossed $1.5 billion and $1.2 billion worldwide, respectively. While the franchise is still doing well commercially, the franchise seems to be slowly losing its outsized influence, so we’re not sure any fast-paced movie in the future will earn $1 billion globally.
However, Vin Diesel is counting on Fast X and the upcoming eleventh installment to be profitable enough that a twelfth installment, which he previously teased, could happen. But, even if the main franchise ends up with two sequels instead of three, Diesel has already confirmed that a bunch of spin-off films are in development.
Diesel confirmed that a female-led spin-off has been in development since 2017, and who knows how many spin-offs this franchise could produce. There are also chances that a Hobbs and Shaw 2 will eventually happen, and some reports even mention a spin-off featuring Charlize Theron villain Cipher.
Fast X is now showing in theaters around the world. The eleventh installment, unofficially titled Fast & Furious 11 or Fast X: Part 2, is set in the year 2025.