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|Fast & Furious|
|Created by||Gary Scott Thompson|
"Racer X" by Ken Li
|Original work||The Fast and the Furious (2001)|
|Films and television|
|Film(s)||List of films|
|Short film(s)||List of short films|
|Animated series||Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2019–2021)|
|Traditional||Fast & Furious: Highway Heist|
|Video game(s)||List of video games|
|Soundtrack(s)||List of soundtracks|
|Original music||List of music|
|Toy(s)||List of toys|
|Theme park attraction(s)||The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up|
Fast & Furious: Supercharged
Fast & Furious (also known as The Fast and the Furious) is an American media franchise centered on a series of action films that are largely concerned with street racing, heists, spies, and family. The franchise also includes short films, a television series, toys, video games, live shows, and theme park attractions. The films are distributed by Universal Pictures.
The first film, based on the 1998 Vibe magazine article "Racer X" by Ken Li and written by Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, and David Ayer, was released in 2001. It began the original tetralogy of films focused on illegal street racing, which culminated in the film Fast & Furious (2009). The series transitioned towards heists and spying with Fast Five (2011), which was followed by five sequels in that genre, the most recent of which, Fast X, was released on May 19, 2023.
Universal expanded the series to include the spin-off film Hobbs & Shaw (2019), while its subsidiary DreamWorks Animation followed this with the six-season animated streaming television series Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2019–2021). Soundtrack albums have been released for all the films, as well as compilation albums containing existing music heard in the films. Two short films that tie into the series have also been released.
The series has been commercially successful. It is Universal's biggest franchise and the seventh highest-grossing film series, with a combined gross of over $7 billion. Critical reception for the first four films was mixed until the fifth and later films, which were more positively received. Outside of the films, Fast & Furious has been the focus of other media, including attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida, live shows, commercials, toys, and video games.
|Film||U.S. release date||Director(s)||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producer(s)|
|The Fast and the Furious||June 22, 2001||Rob Cohen||Gary Scott Thompson
and Erik Bergquist
and David Ayer
|Gary Scott Thompson
Based on: "Racer X" by Ken Li
|Neal H. Moritz|
|2 Fast 2 Furious||June 6, 2003||John Singleton||Michael Brandt & Derek Haas||Michael Brandt & Derek Haas |
and Gary Scott Thompson
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||June 16, 2006||Justin Lin||Chris Morgan|
|Fast & Furious||April 3, 2009||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell|
|Fast Five||April 29, 2011|
|Fast & Furious 6||May 24, 2013||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Clayton Townsend|
|Furious 7||April 3, 2015||James Wan||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell|
|The Fate of the Furious||April 14, 2017||F. Gary Gray||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell and Chris Morgan|
|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||August 2, 2019||David Leitch||Chris Morgan
and Drew Pearce
|Chris Morgan||Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Chris Morgan and Hiram Garcia|
|F9||June 25, 2021||Justin Lin||Daniel Casey & Justin Lin||Justin Lin & Alfredo Botello
and Daniel Casey
|Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Clayton Townsend and Samantha Vincent|
|Fast X||May 19, 2023||Louis Leterrier||Dan Mazeau & Justin Lin||Dan Mazeau & Justin Lin
and Zach Dean
|Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Samantha Vincent and Justin Lin|
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Brian O'Conner and Roman Pearce team up to go undercover for the U.S. Customs Service to bring down drug lord Carter Verone in exchange for the erasure of their criminal records.
This is the only film in the main series without Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Vin Diesel makes a cameo appearance as Dominic Toretto at the end of the film.
Fast & Furious (2009)
Dominic Toretto and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Brian O'Conner are forced to work together to avenge the murder of Toretto's lover Letty Ortiz and apprehend drug lord Arturo Braga.
Fast Five (2011)
Dom, Brian, along with Dom's sister Mia plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes while being pursued for arrest by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs.
The film is also set before the events of Tokyo Drift. Despite not appearing in the film, a picture of Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz is seen in the mid-credits scene, where Eva Mendes reprises her role as Monica Fuentes from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner and their team are offered amnesty for their crimes by Luke Hobbs, in exchange for helping him take down a skilled mercenary organization led by Owen Shaw, one member of which is Toretto's former lover Letty Ortiz.
The film is the final film to be set before the events of Tokyo Drift. Jason Statham appears as Owen's older brother Deckard Shaw in the credits scene, seemingly killing Han, as seen in Tokyo Drift.
Furious 7 (2015)
Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and their team are recruited by covert ops leader Mr. Nobody to prevent terrorist Mose Jakande from obtaining a hacking program. Meanwhile, Deckard Shaw, a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother Owen Shaw, puts Dominic Toretto and the team in danger once again.
The film is set after the events of Fast & Furious 6 and continues from the ending of Tokyo Drift, with Lucas Black reprising his role as Sean Boswell. It also marks the final appearance of Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner, due to his death in 2013.
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Cyberterrorist Cipher coerces Dominic Toretto into working for her and turns him against his team, forcing them to take down Cipher and reunite with him.
This is the first film since Tokyo Drift to not feature Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner and Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw team up with Deckard's sister Hattie to battle cybernetically enhanced terrorist Brixton Lore threatening the world with a deadly virus.
Dominic Toretto and his family must stop a world-shattering plot headed by Cipher and Dominic's estranged younger brother Jakob.
The film is set two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious. This is the first film since Fast & Furious not to feature Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs. Jason Statham appears as Deckard Shaw in the mid-credits scene, while Jordana Brewster returns to the franchise in her role of Mia Toretto, along with Sung Kang as Han Lue, who is revealed to be alive, and Lucas Black as Sean Boswell. Shad Moss and Jason Tobin reprise their roles as Twinkie and Earl, respectively, from Tokyo Drift.
Fast X (2023)
Dominic Toretto must protect his family and crew from Dante Reyes, the son of deceased drug kingpin Hernan Reyes.
The film is set two years after the events of F9 and ten years after Fast Five. Dwayne Johnson returns to the franchise as Luke Hobbs in the mid-credits scene, while Gal Gadot reprises her role as Gisele Yashar, who is revealed to have survived the events of Fast & Furious 6.
|Film||U.S. release date||Director(s)||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producer(s)|
|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Reyes||TBA||TBA||Chris Morgan||Neal H. Moritz, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Vin Diesel, Samantha Vincent, Chris Morgan and Jeff Kirschenbaum|
|Untitled Fast X sequel||April 4, 2025||Louis Leterrier||Christina Hodson & Oren Uziel||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Samantha Vincent, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia|
|Untitled twelfth film||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Untitled female-led spin-off||TBA||TBA||Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer & Geneva Robertson-Dworet||TBA|
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Reyes (TBA)
In November 2019, producer Hiram Garcia confirmed that all creatives involved have intentions in developing a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw, with conversations regarding the project ongoing. By March 2020, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that a sequel was officially in development, while the creative team was not yet decided. Garcia confirmed the project was in active development a month later, citing the box office performance of Hobbs & Shaw, and announced Chris Morgan would return to write. Johnson expressed excitement for the sequel that same month, stating that it will introduce new characters.
In November 2021, Johnson revealed that he had developed an original idea for the sequel, which he described as "the antithesis of Fast & Furious" and that he presented the concept to Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley, as well as Garcia and Morgan. He elaborated the sequel would take immediate precedence over the rest of his film-slate, and further teased its development will progress after he completes the holiday-action film Red One (2023). Later that month, Garcia confirmed that work on the screenplay is ongoing, calling the film "very ambitious". In December 2022, Universal Pictures producer Kelly McCormick stated the film's production has been stalled.
In June 2023, Johnson announced plans for a direct Hobbs & Shaw sequel were postponed, and that a standalone sequel serving as a direct continuation to Fast X (2023) that would bridge into the eleventh main film was in development. The film's title, Hobbs & Reyes, was then announced, with Johnson and Jason Momoa set to star. Morgan is set to return to write the film, with Garcia, Johnson, Dany Garcia, Vin Diesel, Samantha Vincent, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Neal H. Moritz set to produce.
Untitled Fast X sequel (2025)
In April 2023, Louis Leterrier was announced as the director of an untitled sequel to Fast X and Hobbs & Reyes, while Christina Hodson and Oren Uziel were confirmed as screenwriters five days later. Later that month at CinemaCon, Vin Diesel revealed the eleventh film would be released in 2025. The project was put on hold due to the 2023 Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Untitled twelfth film (TBA)
In May 2023, during Fast X's premiere in Rome, Diesel claimed Universal requested the finale be extended to three parts.
Untitled female-led spin-off (TBA)
|Film||U.S. release date||Director(s)||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producer(s)||Running time|
|The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious||June 3, 2003||Philip G. Atwell||Keith Dinielli||Chris Palladino||6 minutes|
|Los Bandoleros||July 28, 2009||Vin Diesel||T.J. Mancini||Vin Diesel & T.J. Mancini||Vin Diesel, Jessy Terrero & Samantha Vincent||20 minutes|
The short films were either released direct-to-video or saw limited theatrical distribution, being mostly included as special features for The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Fast & Furious, as part of the DVD releases. The films, which range from 10 to 20 minutes, are designed to be self-contained stories that provide backstory for characters or events introduced in the films. They were also designed to bridge the chronological gap that was created as the initial leads departed the series.
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The film is set between the events of The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Los Bandoleros (2009)
Dominic Toretto lives as a wanted fugitive in the Dominican Republic. He eventually reunites with Letty and other associates to plan the hijacking of a gasoline shipment to help an impoverished neighborhood.
The film is set after the events of The Fast and the Furious and before Fast & Furious.
|Series||Season||Episodes||Originally released||Network||Showrunner(s)||Executive Producer(s)|
|Fast & Furious Spy Racers||1||8||December 26, 2019||Netflix||Tim Hedrick &|
|Tim Hedrick, Bret Haaland, Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz & Chris Morgan|
|2||8||October 9, 2020|
|3||8||December 26, 2020|
|4||8||April 16, 2021|
|5||8||August 13, 2021|
|6||12||December 17, 2021|
Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2019–2021)
Tony Toretto (voiced by Tyler Posey), Dominic Toretto's cousin, is recruited by a government agency together with his friends to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a crime organization called SH1FT3R that is bent on world domination.
Fast & Furious Spy Racers is an animated series produced by DreamWorks Animation Television, based on the film franchise. Vin Diesel reprises his role as Dominic Toretto, voicing the character in brief appearances. It is executive produced by Tim Hedrick, Bret Haaland, Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan. Hedrick and Haaland also serve as the show's showrunners. The series' first season was released on Netflix on December 26, 2019, and its second season on October 9, 2020. Its third season was released on December 26, the fourth season on April 16, 2021. The fifth was released on August 13, and the sixth and final season premiered on December 17, 2021.
Cast and crew
This section includes characters who will appear or have appeared in multiple Fast & Furious films and related media.
- An empty, dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the media, or that the character's official presence has not yet been confirmed.
|Character||Main films||Short films||Television series||Spin-off films|
|Dominic "Dom" Toretto||Vin Diesel|
|Brian O'Conner||Paul Walker[a]|
|Han Lue||Sung Kang|
|Letty Ortiz||Michelle Rodriguez|
|Luke Hobbs||Dwayne Johnson||Dwayne Johnson|
|Deckard Shaw||Jason Statham||Jason Statham|
|Queenie Shaw||Helen Mirren||Helen Mirren|
|Roman Pearce||Tyrese Gibson|
|Tej Parker||Chris "Ludacris" Bridges|
|Jakob Toretto||John Cena|
|Mia Toretto||Jordana Brewster|
|Mr. Nobody||Kurt Russell|
|Tego Leo||Tego Calderón|
|Rico Santos||Don Omar|
|Elena Neves||Elsa Pataky|
|Gisele Yashar||Gal Gadot|
|Sean Boswell||Lucas Black|
Additional crew and production details
|Composer(s)||Cinematographer(s)||Editor(s)||Production companies||Distributing company||Running time (mins)|
|The Fast and the Furious||BT||Ericson Core||Peter Honess
|Neal H. Moritz Productions
Mediastream Film GmbH & Co. Productions KG
|2 Fast 2 Furious||David Arnold||Matthew F. Leonetti||Bruce Cannon
|Neal H. Moritz Productions
Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||Brian Tyler||Stephen F. Windon||Fred Raskin
MP Munich Pape Filmproductions
|Fast & Furious||Amir Mokri||Fred Raskin
|Fast Five||Stephen F. Windon||
One Race Films
|Fast & Furious 6||Lucas Vidal||
|Furious 7||Brian Tyler||Marc Spicer
Stephen F. Windon
|The Fate of the Furious||Stephen F. Windon||Paul Rubell
One Race Films
|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||Tyler Bates||Jonathan Sela||Christopher Rouse||Seven Bucks Productions
Chris Morgan Productions
|Fast & Furious Spy Racers||Ryan Lofty
DreamWorks Animation Television
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios
|23–24 per episode|
|F9||Brian Tyler||Stephen F. Windon||
|Fast X||Dylan Highsmith
In 2000, actor Paul Walker had worked with director Rob Cohen on The Skulls. Cohen secured a deal with producer Neal H. Moritz for an untitled action film for Universal Pictures, and approached Walker and asked him to suggest his "dream" action film; Walker suggested a mash-up of the films Days of Thunder (1990) and Donnie Brasco (1997). Soon thereafter, Cohen and Moritz brought him the Vibe magazine article "Racer X" by Ken Li, published in May 1998, which detailed underground street racing operating in New York City, and suggested a story set to follow Walker as an undercover cop tasked with infiltrating the world of underground street racing in Los Angeles inspired by the article. Upon hearing this, Walker signed on immediately; finding his co-star proved difficult. The studio warmed toward the idea of Timothy Olyphant in the role of Dominic Toretto, due to the success of the blockbuster Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), but he declined. Moritz persisted on Vin Diesel following his performance in Pitch Black (2000), with Diesel accepting after proposing several script changes. Moritz had difficulty choosing between the titles Racer X (after the article), Redline, Race Wars and Street Wars, but was ultimately inspired by a documentary on American International Pictures, which included the 1954 film The Fast and the Furious. Moritz was traded use of some stock footage to its director, Roger Corman, in exchange for a license to use the title. Upon release in June 2001, the film shattered box office expectations and a sequel was green-lit.
Diesel declined to return for the sequel, saying that the screenplay was inferior to its predecessor. Cohen also declined the sequel, opting to develop the film XXX (2002), which starred Diesel in the lead role. To account for these changes, Universal commissioned the writers to create a standalone sequel with Walker in the lead and brought in John Singleton as the new director. Filming was delayed by a year and the production location shifted to Miami. Tyrese Gibson, who worked with Singleton on the film Baby Boy (2001), was hired as Walker's new co-star and was the first entry in the series to feature long-running cast member Ludacris.
Universal attempted to bring back Diesel for the third installment, but he again declined due to other projects and a dislike for the script. After failing to secure the returns of Walker or any other member of the original cast, Universal ordered a reboot of the franchise. Screenwriter Chris Morgan subsequently attempted to revive the series primarily for car enthusiasts, introducing new characters, focusing on a car-related subculture and moving the series to Tokyo; Japan contains one of the world's largest automotive industries. It is the first film in the series to start its tradition of filming in locations outside the United States. Moritz returned and hired director Justin Lin, having been impressed with Lin's work for the film Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), which shared similar elements with Tokyo Drift. The third film marked the first appearance in the Fast & Furious franchise of Han Lue, portrayed by Sung Kang, a character who originated from Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow. Although the relation between Better Luck Tomorrow and Fast & Furious was originally left unaddressed, both Lin and Kang repeatedly confirmed during the following years that it was the same character, and that Better Luck Tomorrow doubled as Han's origin story, retroactively making the film part of the Fast & Furious continuity. Moreover, with Tokyo Drift, the series was able to bring Diesel in for a cameo appearance, in exchange for letting the actor's production company acquire the rights to the Riddick character. The third film was the least financially successful of the franchise, received lukewarm reception and left the future of the franchise in limbo.
Away from the franchise, Diesel made a string of box office or critical flops, including The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), The Pacifier (2005) and Find Me Guilty (2006), but his cameo in Tokyo Drift generated interest in reviving the series. After signing Diesel and confirming the return of Lin, Universal worked to track the first film's original co-stars and re-signed Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster in mid-2008. Walker was initially reluctant to rejoin the franchise after six years, but Diesel assured him that film would be considered the first "true" sequel. Morgan returned to write after the critical praise for the character Han Lue. Given the apparent death of the character in the third film, the timeline of the franchise was altered to account for his appearance. With the emphasis on car culture toned down, the fourth film, Fast & Furious, was a commercial success. Although critical reception was mixed, it reinvigorated the franchise, as well as the star power of Diesel and Walker.
In 2011, Fast Five was released. While developing the film, Universal completely departed from any street racing elements prevalent in previous films, to transform the franchise into a heist action series involving cars. By doing so, they hoped to attract wider audiences that might otherwise be put off by a heavy emphasis on cars and car culture. Fast Five is considered the transitional film in the series, featuring only one car race and giving more attention to action set pieces such as gun fights, brawls and the heist. Fast Five was initially conceived to conclude the franchise, but following positive reception at test screenings, alongside its eventual strong critical and commercial performance, Universal proceeded to develop a sixth film. Furthermore, the film is noted for the addition of Dwayne Johnson to the cast, whose performance was critically praised.
In late 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported that Universal was approaching the sixth and seventh installment with a single storyline running through both films, with Morgan envisaging themes of freedom and family, but later shifted to account for the studio's wishes to incorporate elements of espionage. Lin revealed that he had, after discussions with Diesel, storyboarded, previsualized and began editing a twelve-minute finale for Fast & Furious 6, before filming was completed on Fast Five. Upon release, the sixth film became the highest-grossing film in the series, grossing $788 million worldwide.
Universal lacked a major event film for 2014 and rushed Furious 7 into pre-production in mid-2013 due to its status as a bankable asset. Lin decided not to return to direct the seventh film, as he was still performing post-production on Fast & Furious 6. James Wan, primarily known for horror films, took over directorial duties. On November 30, 2013, Walker died in a single-vehicle crash, with filming only half-completed. Following Walker's death, filming was delayed for script rewrites, and his brothers, Caleb and Cody, were used as stand-ins to complete his remaining scenes. The script rewrites completed the story arcs of both Walker and Brewster's characters. Visual effects company Weta Digital was hired to re-create Walker's likeness. Ultimately, the film's delays saw it being released in April 2015, where it became the highest-grossing film in the franchise, grossing $1.5 billion. It was also the most critically successful, with praise being aimed at the film's action sequences and its emotional tribute to Walker.
The toll of multiple re-shoots dissuaded Wan from returning to the franchise and Universal hired F. Gary Gray to helm the eighth film, The Fate of the Furious. This film was to begin a new trilogy to conclude the franchise. The film was released in 2017 and received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom praised the performances and action sequences, but criticized the storyline and the long running time. It was an unabashed commercial success, grossing over $1.2 billion worldwide. Universal later announced that final two films will be released in May 2020 and April 2021, with Lin returning to direct. It was announced that Brewster would reprise her role as Mia Toretto, while screenwriter Daniel Casey was hired for the ninth film; F9 is the first film since Tokyo Drift not to be written by Morgan. Pre-production began in February 2019 in London, and filming began in June and concluded in November. John Cena was cast as the film's villain, portraying Jakob Toretto, Dom's brother. Moreover, Sung Kang returned as Han, while the film is the first to star Helen Mirren and saw Lucas Black reprise his role as Sean Boswell from Tokyo Drift. F9 was originally scheduled to be theatrically released on May 22, 2020, but was pushed back a year to April 2, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then pushed back to May 28, 2021, and finally released in the United States on June 25. It broke pandemic box office records, grossing $726 million worldwide.
Fast X was designed to be the final movie of the franchise which later evolved in becoming a two part finale. Justin Lin was brought back to direct both movies but left the process early on due to on set differences with Vin Diesel. Louis Leterrier was then hired as his replacement to direct the two part finale. At Universal's request, the two part finale was changed to a trilogy.
In 2015, Diesel announced that potential spin-offs were in the early stages of development. In 2019, Diesel announced a film that will focus on the women characters from the Fast & Furious and mentioned that there are three spin-off films in development. Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet will serve as co-screenwriters on the project.
The first spin-off, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, was announced in 2018 and starred Johnson and Jason Statham. In late 2017, Variety reported Morgan had written the script, while David Leitch would direct. Originally, the ninth film in the main series was supposed to be released in April 2019, followed by the tenth in April 2021. Instead, Universal opted to proceed with the spin-off, to occupy the 2019 release date. This caused tensions between Johnson, Diesel and Gibson, with Gibson responding through an Instagram post, criticizing Johnson for causing the ninth film to be delayed. Johnson called out his male co-stars after completing The Fate of the Furious in a now deleted Instagram post saying, "My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling—you're right." Johnson later cited scheduling issues as his refusal to participate in F9 and later confirmed he will not be in the final two Fast and Furious movies (Fast X and its sequel) despite Vin Diesel asking him to return in an Instagram post, with Johnson calling Diesel's attempt "manipulative". However, Johnson made a cameo appearance at the end of Fast X which indicated his potential involvement in its sequel.
In October 2018, long-term producer Neal H. Moritz filed a lawsuit against Universal Pictures for breach of oral contract and committing promissory fraud after the distributor removed him as lead producer for Hobbs & Shaw. Furthermore, it was revealed in May 2019 that Universal dropped Moritz from all future Fast & Furious installments. His lawsuit was settled in September 2020, and Moritz would later return to the series with F9.
In April 2016, DreamWorks Animation was acquired by NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion, with the acquisition including a first look deal with the company to produce animated projects based on or with films under the Universal Pictures banner. In April 2018, streaming service Netflix green-lit the series Fast & Furious Spy Racers, with Bret Haaland, Diesel, Tim Hedrick and Morgan as executive producers and Hedrick and Haaland as showrunners. The series premiered on December 26, 2019, and ran for six seasons.
Box office performance
|Film||U.S. release date||Budget||Box office gross||Ref.|
|U.S. and Canada||International||Worldwide|
|The Fast and the Furious||June 22, 2001||$38 million||$40,089,015||$144,745,925||$62,771,584||$207,517,509|||
|2 Fast 2 Furious||June 6, 2003||$76 million||$50,472,480||$127,154,901||$109,195,760||$236,350,661|||
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||June 16, 2006||$85 million||$23,973,840||$62,514,415||$96,450,195||$158,964,610|||
|Fast & Furious||April 3, 2009||$85 million||$70,950,500||$155,064,265||$205,302,605||$360,366,870|||
|Fast Five||April 29, 2011||$125 million||$86,198,765||$209,837,675||$416,300,000||$626,137,675|||
|Fast & Furious 6||May 24, 2013||$160 million||$97,375,245||$238,679,850||$550,001,118||$788,680,968|||
|Furious 7||April 3, 2015||$190 million||$147,187,040||$353,007,020||$1,162,334,379||$1,515,341,399|||
|The Fate of the Furious||April 14, 2017||$250 million||$98,786,705||$226,008,385||$1,009,996,733||$1,236,005,118|||
|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||August 2, 2019||$200 million||$60,038,950||$173,956,935||$586,775,991||$760,732,926|||
|F9||June 25, 2021||$200 million||$70,043,165||$173,005,945||$553,223,556||$726,229,501|||
|Fast X||May 19, 2023||$340 million||$67,017,410||$145,960,660||$568,594,889||$714,555,549|||
Critical and public response
|The Fast and the Furious||54% (156 reviews)||58 (34 reviews)||B+|
|2 Fast 2 Furious||36% (162 reviews)||38 (36 reviews)||A−|
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||38% (140 reviews)||45 (32 reviews)||A−|
|Fast & Furious||29% (178 reviews)||46 (28 reviews)||A−|
|Fast Five||78% (209 reviews)||66 (41 reviews)||A|
|Fast & Furious 6||71% (214 reviews)||61 (39 reviews)||A|
|Furious 7||81% (281 reviews)||67 (50 reviews)||A|
|The Fate of the Furious||67% (315 reviews)||56 (45 reviews)||A|
|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||67% (349 reviews)||60 (54 reviews)||A−|
|F9||59% (316 reviews)||58 (54 reviews)||B+|
|Fast X||56% (306 reviews)||56 (59 reviews)||B+|
|Title||U.S. release date||Length||Artist(s)||Label|
|"Act a Fool"||May 20, 2003||4:30||Ludacris||Def Jam South |
|"Tokyo Drift"||June 7, 2006||4:51||Teriyaki Boyz||Star Trak|
|"Blanco"||March 24, 2009||3:23||Pitbull and Pharrell Williams|
|"Danza Kuduro"||August 15, 2010||3:19||Don Omar and Lucenzo||ABKCO|
|"How We Roll (Fast Five Remix)"||April 23, 2011||3:56||Don Omar, J-Doe, Reek da Villian and Busta Rhymes|
|"We Own It"||June 12, 2013||3:47||2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa||Def Jam|
|"Ride Out"||February 17, 2015||3:31||Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG and Rich Homie Quan||Atlantic|
|"How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah)"||February 23, 2015||3:44||Sevyn Streeter|
|"See You Again"||March 10, 2015||3:49||Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth|
|"Go Off"||March 2, 2017||3:37||Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo and Travis Scott||APG |
|"Hey Ma"||March 10, 2017||3:14||Pitbull, J Balvin and Camila Cabello|
|"Good Life"||March 17, 2017||3:45||G-Eazy and Kehlani|
|"Gang Up"||March 24, 2017||3:51||Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa and PnB Rock||Atlantic|
|"Horses"||March 31, 2017||4:09||PnB Rock, Kodak Black, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie||APG |
|"Getting Started"||July 2, 2019||2:45||Aloe Blacc and JID||Black Lot|
|"Chasing Legacy (Theme from Fast & Furious Spy Racers)"||December 13, 2019||2:39||Shaylin B and Tha Vil|
|"One Shot"||June 18, 2020||3:16||YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Lil Baby||Never Broke Again|
|"Convertible Burt"||July 2, 2020||2:55||Tory Lanez and Kevin Gates||—|
|"I Won"||June 4, 2021||2:55||Ty Dolla Sign, Jack Harlow and 24kGoldn||Atlantic |
|"Fast Lane"||June 11, 2021||2:52||Don Toliver, Lil Durk and Latto|
|"Bussin Bussin"||June 18, 2021||2:20||Lil Tecca|
|"What You Do"||July 27, 2022||3:14||James T. Crawford||UPM|
|"Let's Ride"||February 10, 2023||3:11||YG, The Notorious B.I.G., Lambo4oe, Ty Dolla Sign and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony||APG|
|"Gasolina (Safari Riot Remix)"||April 19, 2023||2:32||Daddy Yankee and Myke Towers|
|"Won't Back Down"||May 4, 2023||2:49||Youngboy Never Broke Again, Bailey Zimmerman and Dermot Kennedy|
|"Toretto"||May 12, 2023||3:11||J Balvin|
|"Angel Pt. 1"||May 18, 2023||2:55||Kodak Black, NLE Choppa, Jimin, Jvke and Muni Long||APG|
Theme park attractions
After the release of Tokyo Drift in 2006, Universal began introducing theme park attractions. From 2006 to 2013, The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up attraction was included as part of the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood. The tour's tram would enter a small arena, which featured a demonstration of prop vehicles being manipulated by articulated robotic arms.
A new attraction, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, opened as part of the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2015. The tour's tram passes the Dodge Chargers used in the fifth film, as riders are shown a video of Luke Hobbs, who informs them a high-valued witness sought by Owen Shaw is on the tram. The tram enters a warehouse party, where the cast appear via a Pepper's ghost effect, before the party is shut down by the FBI and the tram moves into a motion simulator where a chase sequence ensues, led by Roman Pearce, Letty Ortiz and Dominic Toretto. A similar attraction opened at Universal Studios Florida in 2018. In the queue, guests pass through a garage with memorabilia from the films before getting a video call from Tej Parker and Mia Toretto inviting them to a party. Guests board "party buses", where they get the video message from Hobbs and the ride proceeds as it does in the Hollywood version.
On July 12, 2023, it was announced that a Fast & Furious-themed roller coaster was being built at Universal Studios Hollywood.
In 2018, Universal announced Fast & Furious Live, a series of live shows which combine stunt driving, pyrotechnics and projection mapping to recreate scenes from the films and perform other stunts. During production, thousands of stunt performers and drivers auditioned and were required to undergo a four-month training camp if selected. Additionally, parkour athletes and stunts requiring both drivers and parkour practitioners, also featured.
The tour was panned by critics. Ryan Gilbey of The Guardian wrote "large sections of seating were closed off; entire rows in the rest of it were empty" and "the only danger in Fast & Furious Live is the audience might die of carbon monoxide poisoning. Or boredom." Adam White of The Daily Telegraph gave the show a two out of five rating, commenting that "Fast & Furious Live often feels like an elaborate if lethargic playground game, one hinging almost entirely on imagination."
A video game based on the first movie was planned to be released in November 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and in 2004 for the Xbox, but was cancelled for unknown reasons. It was planned to be developed by Genki and published by Vivendi Universal Games under the Universal Interactive label.
The arcade racing game The Fast and the Furious, loosely based on the first installment, was released in 2004 by Raw Thrills. It was designed by Eugene Jarvis, the creator of the Cruis'n series of games, and shared much of the same gameplay. It was ported to the Wii without the Fast & Furious license as Cruis'n in 2007. Two arcade sequels followed, The Fast and the Furious: Drift in 2007, drawing on elements of the third film, and Fast & Furious: SuperCars in 2010.
A mobile game of the same name was also released in 2004, followed by a sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, released in the same year exclusively for mobile phones based on the second film. Several other games have been released for iOS and Android devices, including Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious: Adrenaline, Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Fast & Furious: Legacy and Fast & Furious Takedown.
Fast & Furious: Showdown was released in 2013 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS. It marked the second game for consoles, and players controls multiple characters; its narrative was designed around the gap between the fifth and sixth film. It was released to negative reviews and middling financial success.
In 2015, in a deal with Microsoft Studios, an expansion of Forza Horizon 2 was released for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents: Fast & Furious. It was released to promote Furious 7 and received generally positive reception, although some critics lamented the limited involvement from the titular characters. In 2017, the vehicular soccer game Rocket League released a downloadable content (DLC) pack in promotion for The Fate of the Furious, where players would be able to purchase the Dodge Charger from the film as well as its exclusive wheels and six other new customizations.
Fast & Furious Crossroads was announced at The Game Awards 2019. The game was originally scheduled for release in May 2020 but was delayed due to logistical problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was eventually released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 7, 2020 to largely negative reception.
In 2002, RadioShack sold ZipZaps micro radio-controlled car versions of cars from the first film, while diecast metal manufacturer Racing Champions released replicas of cars from the first two installments in different scales from 1/18 to 1/64, in 2004.
AMT Ertl rivaled the cars released by Racing Champions by producing 1/24-scale plastic model kits in 2004, while Johnny Lightning, under the JL Full Throttle Brand, released 1/64 and 1/24 models of the cars from Tokyo Drift. These models were designed by renowned diecast designer Eric Tscherne. In 2011, Universal licensed the company Greenlight to sell model cars from all films in anticipation for Fast Five. Since 2013, Hot Wheels has released 1/64 models of every car from and since the sixth installment.
In 2020, LEGO produced a set in their Technic line of Dom's Dodge Charger. In June 2022, The Lego Group unveiled Dominic Toretto's 1970 Dodge Charger R/T which was released as part of the Lego Speed Champions theme on August 1, 2022. It consists of 345 pieces, and includes a Dominic Toretto minifigure. On January 1, 2023, the LEGO Group released Brian O'Conner's Nissan Skyline GT-R, also as part of the Speed Champions theme. It consists of 319 pieces, and includes a Brian O'Conner minifigure.
Game Salute released a board game based on the series called Fast & Furious: Full Throttle in 2015. It is a card-based game which uses hand management and grid movement to simulate a street race. Players can choose from 12 of the movie characters and customise their cars to create a game advantage. The board game was launched on Kickstarter in April 2015, and was successfully funded. Another game released in 2015 was Atlas Games' Fast and Fhtangn, a Fast & Furious cross over with Cthulhu theming. The competitive street racing game uses dice rolling and hand management to control players cars.
Funko Games released a board game based on the series called Fast & Furious: Highway Heist in 2021. It is a co-operative game for 2-4 players who choose characters and cars from the films to play through three scenarios - a tank fight, a semi-heist and a helicopter fight.
Beyond specifically themed games, a variety of game re-skins have also been released including titles such as Uno Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious Monopoly.
In November 2022, streetwear retailer Dumbgood collaborated with Fast & Furious on a legacy collection featuring t-shirts, shirts, and track pants containing moments and characters from the films. The collection was positively reviewed by Eric Brian of Hypebeast, who wrote, "Dumbgood's offering is more than just a selection of merch, but is positioned right at the center of car culture and the community around the films".
The series, particularly the first few films, helped popularize the import scene and car tuning. According to the LA Times, there are some Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who blame the Fast & Furious films for popularizing street racing in the city. In August 2022, residents of Los Angeles held a protest against the filming of Fast X, claiming the movies promote illegal street racing.
The franchise has been credited with increasing onscreen diversity, and has had broad appeal across multiple demographics. Furious 7 was one of the few American blockbusters which had a majority non-White viewership: 37 percent of its audience was reportedly Latino; 25 percent White; 24 percent Black; and 10 percent was Asian. In a 2011 article about the series' casting, Wesley Morris wrote:
Movies about race still tend to be self-congratulatory or mine tension for comedy ... The Fast and Furious movies, by contrast, are free of this angst. They're basically a prolonged party for a ring of street-racing urban car thieves.
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- Børning, a 2014 Norwegian street racing action comedy film that have taken inspiration from the Fast & Furious films
- Initial D (1995 debut), a Japanese street racing media franchise with similarities to Fast & Furious (particularly Tokyo Drift)
- Thunderbolt (1995 film), a Jackie Chan racing action film with similarities to Fast & Furious
- Torque, a 2004 American film with similar thematic elements but involving high speed performance motorcycles.
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