Post-credit scenes have become quite a regular thing for movies these days, especially if those movies are a part of the bigger franchise, which Fast & Furious definitely is. The latest installment of the Fast Saga — Fast X — is the first part that sets up the stage for the conclusion of the main franchise, and as such, it has a post-credit scene that gives us the first teaser of what we can expect from the next installment.
Fast X is following Dominic Toretto in his latest and most dangerous adventure yet. Dante Reyes, played by Jason Momoa, seeks revenge against Dom and his family for killing his father, Hernan Reyes, in 2011’s Fast Five. Dante spent over ten years preparing his master plan to make Dominic suffer. As his father taught him, Dante doesn’t want to accept Dom’s death when suffering is owed.
This newest installment, typical for the Fast & Furious franchise, visits many locations worldwide, and it features a lot of unrealistic but impressive action sequences. In the rest of this article, we will discuss the movie’s ending and the post-credit scene. As you probably figured, the rest of this article is full of spoilers, so keep reading at your own risk.
Fast X ended with several cliffhangers!
You know this is something else when you have a Fast & Furious movie that doesn’t finish with a barbecue at the Toretto’s. Fast X ended with a major cliffhanger and several other subplots that will need to continue in the eleventh installment, which Vin Diesel confirmed for 2025.
Even though Dom managed to escape almost all of Dante’s traps and save his son Little B, Dante always had an additional ace up his sleeve. After jumping from a dam with his Dodge Charger, Dom and his son fell into the river, and although they got out of the water unharmed, Dante once again showed he always had a backup plan when he activated bombs to blow up the dam. With Dom and Little B below the dam that’s about the explode, the movie cuts to the closing credits, leaving their fate unknown until the sequel.
And if that was the only cliffhanger, this movie left us with. An airplane where Roman, Tej, Ramsey, and Han were was taken down by Aimes, who proved to be Dante’s spy inside the Agency. The plane has fallen somewhere in the woods, and we don’t know what happened to the members of Dom’s family. Letty and Cipher, both arrested and eventually placed in the same secret prison, were forced to work together to escape. Once they did, they realized they were locked up in a secret facility in Antarctica. Fortunately, they found a submarine where they met with Gal Gadot’s Gisele. That was one of the movie’s surprise cameos.
There’s also another subplot in which Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw took all his weapons and supercar to save his mother Queenie from mercenaries hired by Dante, but we don’t know what happened to him or her afterward. That’s a lot of subplots that will need to be resolved in the upcoming eleventh installment, but Fast X really did a hell of a job setting the stage up. And now, let’s talk about the biggest surprise of all — the return of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs!
The lawman returns!
That’s right. The post-credit scene shows the SWAT team entering some dark hideout where a phone awaits them. One of the masked guys answers the call, to which Dante says that maybe Dom was driving the car but that the masked guy pulled the trigger. A SWAT team member removes his helmet and mask, showing the audience Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs. As Dante promises Hobbs he’s coming for him, Hobbs accepts his challenge saying, “I’m not hard to find,” before smashing the phone in his hand.
We still remember Fast Five, when Luke Hobbs killed Hernan Reyes after Reyes’ goons killed his whole team. Johnson was a regular part of the franchise in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth installments, but after an on-set feud with Vin Diesel, Johnson left the main franchise and decided to make his own spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, which was released in 2019. Johnson skipped F9, and although Diesel publicly asked Johnson to return for Fast X, Johnson refused and said he wouldn’t return to the main franchise.
Although Hobbs & Shaw was a box-office success, it is interesting that F9 earned almost the same amount at the worldwide box office, and let’s not forget that F9 was released in the middle of a pandemic. Still, while this spin-off was more or less successful, Dwayne Johnson has put a lot of hope into his DC movie Black Adam, which was supposed to start a new franchise for him. Ultimately, Johnson’s ambitious plan fell apart when Black Adam proved to be a box-office failure, and DC Studios decided to reboot DCEU without wanting to keep Johnson as Black Adam.
Probably after realizing that Fast & Furious was his most successful franchise, Johnson decided to return. This post-credits scene teases a bigger role for Johnson in the eleventh installment, something Johnson hasn’t had in the main franchise since 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. There have been talks of a Hobbs & Shaw sequel, but nothing solid about it yet. While the main Fast and Furious franchise is slowly ending, and Fast X is the first step towards that, this franchise is too successful to shut down forever. So we’re betting that Universal Pictures will want more spin-off movies, and that’s where Hobbs & Shaw 2 could come into play.
Fast X hits theaters worldwide this Friday!