In a recent report, speculation has surfaced suggesting that Fast & Furious 11 may mark the conclusion of Vin Diesel’s involvement in the iconic Fast and Furious franchise. Additionally, rumors are circulating that Jason Momoa, the antagonist from Fast X, may not return for the sequel, leaving fans with lingering questions after the last film concluded with a gripping cliffhanger.
Reports indicate that Fast X’s villain, Jason Momoa, might not make a return appearance in Fast & Furious 11, adding a layer of uncertainty to the sequel, especially considering the unresolved plot points from the previous installment. Initially, plans for Fast X involved a trilogy to wrap up the franchise, but with the disappointing box office performance, there is speculation that Universal could opt to make Fast & Furious 11 the final installment in the series.
Based on a speculative report from Jeff Sneider, the upcoming film is rumored to undergo a significant shake-up, returning to the franchise’s roots with a more modest budget. Fast X boasted a staggering $340 million budget, while Fast & Furious 11 is anticipated to have a budget of “$200 million or less.” The film is expected to embrace a “back to basics” approach, focusing on a single major heist or race. According to Sneider, this installment will serve as the “last job” for Vin Diesel, who has portrayed the central character, Dominic Toretto, since the franchise’s inception in 2001.
It’s crucial to note that these speculations are unconfirmed until official statements are made by Universal, director Louis Leterrier, or other key figures involved in the production. If these rumors hold true, Fast & Furious 11 could mark a significant departure from the recent trend of big-budget spectacles, opting for a more grounded and traditional storyline.
Further reports from The InSneider suggest that Universal is contemplating introducing a new antagonist for Dom and his crew, possibly omitting Jason Momoa’s character, Dante Reyes, from the storyline. Reyes played a pivotal role as the main antagonist in Fast X, seeking revenge against Dom and his team after the events in Fast Five. The cliffhanger ending of Fast X, where Reyes traps Dom and his son in an explosives-rigged dam, raises intriguing questions about the direction of the narrative in the absence of this character in Fast & Furious 11.
As fans eagerly await official announcements, the future of the Fast and Furious franchise seems poised for a substantial evolution, with potential farewells to key characters, budget adjustments, and the introduction of a new villainous element in the upcoming installment.