Fast & Furious 11: What Do We Know So Far? Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer & More

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Even after releasing ten major motion pictures and one spin-off movie, the Fast & Furious franchise still has some gas in the tank. The latest installment, Fast X, recently premiered in theaters. Although the first results at the box office were soft domestically, the international market shows that people still aren’t tired of Dominic Toretto and his family. The eleventh installment was first mentioned to be in development a few years ago when Vin Diesel planned to film the 10th and 11th installment back-to-back as a two-part finale.

But the plans have changed, and Fast X was filmed independently, although the plan for Fast X to be the first part of the finale remained. Recently, Vin Diesel confirmed that the eleventh installment is actively developing, but he even hinted that a finale could be expanded to three final movies. But let’s move that aside for now and go one movie at a time. At this point, we don’t even know the official title of the eleventh installment. Some outlets call it Fast X: Part 2, and Fast & Furious 11 sounds too regular for this franchise that likes to play with the movie titles.

Vin Diesel confirmed at CinemaCon last April that the eleventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise is expected to hit theaters in 2025, although there’s still no official release date. Now, while we’re waiting for more solid into, let’s look at the Fast X ending and everything we know about Fast & Furious 11 so far.

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What is the potential release date of ‘Fast & Furious 11’?

With movie franchises that aren’t cinematic universes (which release several films a year), the minimal time gap between the two movies is two to three years (unless two movies were shot back-to-back, then it’s usually only one year of time gap). Since the Fast & Furious franchise started in 2001, there’s never been more than three years of waiting for the next movie.

Since 2009’s Fast & Furious, the franchise tended to release a movie every two years, except F9, which was released four years after the eighth installment because of the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off and the coronavirus pandemic. Fast X was also released two years after F9, and that tradition will continue with the eleventh installment.

Since the initial plans to film the 10th and 11th installment back-to-back (which would probably put Fast & Furious 11 in 2024 on the release schedule) were abandoned, it was expected that Fast & Furious 11 wouldn’t arrive before 2025, and the franchise’s producer and main star Vin Diesel confirmed it at CinemaCon last April, when he announced the return of the family in 2025.

Apart from coming in 2025, we don’t know the exact release date for Fast & Furious 11. When we look at previous installments, the movie would likely premiere in April or May. It all depends on the competition because we know Fast & Furious is a blockbuster franchise, and the next movie definitely won’t premiere in the same week as Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

UPDATE: On June 9, 2023, Vin Diesel confirmed on his official Instagram account that the eleventh installment in the ‘Fast & Furious’ saga is set to be released on April 4, 2025. So, in less than 22 months at the time of this writing.

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What will ‘Fast & Furious 11’ be about?

A spoiler alert for Fast X is on in this paragraph. If you watched Fast X, you know it ended on several cliffhangers, with Dominic and his son below the exploding dam, Letty and Cipher finding presumed-dead Gisele in Antarctica, the plane with the rest of the team falling down into the forest, and Dante promising Hobbs that he’s the next target in his revenge plan.

That’s a lot of subplots for the sequel to resolve. The eleventh installment is expected to start right where Fast X ended. There’s no doubt that Fast & Furious 11 will be another action-packed, almost 2.5-hour ride, and unlike all the other installments this franchise has spawned, Fast X is the first one that really demands a sequel. You know this is something else when you have a Fast & Furious movie that didn’t finish with the barbecue scene at the Toretto’s.

With so many characters, subplots, locations, throwbacks to previous movies, and separating a team into a few smaller teams, it is obvious that Fast X really tried to pull off some Infinity War-ish experience for the fans, so now we need to wait for the Fast & Furious: Endgame and hope it’ll stick the landing, considering how they set up the next installment.

The official cast and crew of ‘Fast & Furious 11’

Justin Lin, who was first hired to direct Fast X, abandoned the project barely a week into production. Universal Pictures hired Louis Leterrier, who is known for directing Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk, and Transporter, to replace Lin.

One month before Fast X’s premiere in theaters, it was confirmed that Leterrier signed to direct the eleventh movie as well, while Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, The Flash) and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Lost City) were hired to write a screenplay for the eleventh installment.

As for the cast members, Vin Diesel will definitely reprise the role of Dominic Toretto, along with most of the franchise’s principal cast. Although Leterrier teased that “not everyone” from Fast X will return in the eleventh installment.

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Based on Fast X’s ending, let’s look at which cast members are likely to return and which could return only in theory.

Definitely or most likely to 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 Aimes
  • Leo Abelo Perry as Little B

Likely, but unsure of returning:

  • Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
  • Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker
  • Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey
  • Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
  • Sung Kang as Han Lue
  • Helen Mirren as Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw

Cast members that can theoretically return:

  • Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody
  • Brie Larson as Tess
  • Daniela Melchior as Isabel Neves
  • Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody

Although John Cena’s Jakob Toretto sacrificed himself in Fast X, and therefore we’re not expecting to see him in the eleventh installment, this is Fast & Furious we’re talking about, so anything can happen. There are even 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 will be gigantic, so we expect a large ensemble cast.

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When could the trailer be released?

The Fast & Furious franchise grossed over $7 billion in total for Universal Pictures, making it their highest-grossing IP ever. A large promotional campaign and huge anticipation among fans accompany each new installment. When we take a look at previous entries, it’s most likely that the first official footage of the eleventh installment will be revealed 3-6 months ahead of the movie’s premiere.

Of course, the movie is currently in the writing phase, and the production likely won’t start before 2024, so there’s no footage to be shown at this moment. The biggest teaser for the eleventh installment we have seen for now is the cliffhanger ending of Fast X’s and its post-credit scene.

Will there be more ‘Fast & Furious’ movies after the eleventh one?

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 pulling off decent commercial results, it seems that the franchise is slowly losing its blockbuster impact, so we aren’t sure that any Fast movie in the future will earn a billion dollars globally.

Still, Vin Diesel is counting on Fast X and the upcoming eleventh installment to be profitable enough so that maybe the twelfth installment he previously teased could happen. But, even if the main franchise concluded with a two-parter instead of three, Diesel already confirmed there are a bunch of spin-off movies in development.

Diesel confirmed that a female-led spin-off movie has been developing since 2017, and who knows how many more spin-offs this franchise could spawn. There are also chances that Hobbs and Shaw 2 might happen eventually, and some reports even mention a spin-off featuring Charlize Theron’s villain Cipher.

Fast X is now playing in theaters worldwide. The eleventh installment, unofficially titled Fast & Furious 11 or Fast X: Part 2, is set to be released in 2025.

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