The Fast and Furious Franchise – A Brief Overview
The Fast and Furious franchise is one of the most popular movie series in the world. It has been entertaining fans for over two decades now. The first movie in the series was released in 2001, and since then, the franchise has grown to include eight main movies, a spin-off, and a ninth movie that is set to release in 2023.
The Main Characters of the Fast and Furious Franchise
The franchise revolves around a group of friends who are car enthusiasts and street racers. The main characters of the series are Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (played by the late Paul Walker), Letty Ortiz (played by Michelle Rodriguez), and Mia Toretto (played by Jordana Brewster).
The Fast and Furious Movies in Order
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The first movie in the franchise introduced us to the world of street racing and the characters of Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner. The movie follows Brian, an undercover cop, as he tries to infiltrate Dominic’s crew and take down a group of hijackers.
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The second movie in the franchise saw Brian team up with Roman Pearce (played by Tyrese Gibson) to take down a drug lord. This movie also introduced us to the character of Tej Parker (played by Ludacris), who would become a mainstay in the franchise.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
The third movie in the franchise was a departure from the main storyline, as it followed a new character named Sean Boswell (played by Lucas Black) as he navigated the world of drift racing in Tokyo. However, the end of the movie tied into the main storyline by introducing us to the character of Han Lue (played by Sung Kang).
Fast & Furious (2009)
The fourth movie in the franchise saw the return of the main characters from the first movie. The movie follows Dominic and Brian as they team up to take down a drug lord and clear their names.
Fast Five (2011)
The fifth movie in the franchise was a turning point for the series, as it shifted from being about street racing to being more of an action heist movie. The movie saw the return of all the main characters from the previous movies and introduced us to the character of Luke Hobbs (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson).
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
The sixth movie in the franchise followed Dominic and his crew as they teamed up with Hobbs to take down a dangerous criminal organization. The movie also introduced us to the character of Owen Shaw (played by Luke Evans), who would become a major antagonist in the franchise.
Furious 7 (2015)
The seventh movie in the franchise was bittersweet, as it was the last movie to feature Paul Walker, who passed away during the filming of the movie. The movie follows Dominic and his crew as they try to take down Shaw’s brother, Deckard (played by Jason Statham).
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
The eighth movie in the franchise saw Dominic turn against his crew and team up with a mysterious woman named Cipher (played by Charlize Theron). The movie also introduced us to the character of Little Nobody (played by Scott Eastwood).
Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
The spin-off movie follows the characters of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw as they team up to take down a cyber-genetically enhanced villain named Brixton (played by Idris Elba).
Fast & Furious 9 (2023)
The ninth movie in the franchise is set to release in 2023 and will see the return of all the main characters from the previous movies. The plot of the movie is still under wraps, but fans are excited to see what new adventures the crew will embark on.
The Fast and Furious franchise has come a long way since the first movie was released in 2001. It has evolved from being a movie about street racing to being a full-fledged action franchise. The characters are beloved by fans all over the world, and the franchise shows no signs of slowing down. With the release of the ninth movie in 2023, fans can’t wait to see what new adventures the crew will embark on next.