5 Hints At The Franchise’s Ending In The Fast X Trailer

The ending Fast & Furious saga will begin with Fast X, and here are five hints in the trailer as to what the ending could be. The Fast & Furious franchise has gained a devoted fan base through its first various installments, and its tenth and eleventh films promise to be as action-packed and over-the-top as their predecessors. Delivering a satisfying ending to such an epic franchise is a difficult task, and the latest trailer has provided some exciting clues as to what fans can expect from the final movies. If the Fast X trailer is any indicator, the Fast & Furious series will definitely go out with a bang.

The trailer for Fast X reveals that the film will be revisiting beloved characters and exploring themes, such as family, that have defined the Fast & Furious franchise as it ties up loose ends for its protagonists and villains. Family loyalties loom large, as do long-standing rivalries and the dramatic return of old allies and villains alike. Of course, there will also be many death-defying stunts, epic car chases, dramatic fight scenes, and explosions to keep the fans on the edge of their seats. Here are five of the main ways that the trailer shows how the franchise will finally end.

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5 Flashbacks And Returning Characters

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The Fast & Furious franchise has always been known for high-speed car chases, thrilling action sequences, and larger-than-life characters. The latest installment, Fast X, promises to take things to the next level with surprise appearances by some of the most beloved characters from the earlier films. The trailer showcases flashback scenes of Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker). Due to his death in 2013, these scenes will undoubtedly be a nostalgic and emotional experience for franchise fans. Additionally, Gisele, a former intelligence operative thought to be dead, appears in the trailer. It remains to be seen if this is also a flashback or if she somehow survived her apparent death.

Fast & Furious has had characters return from the dead before. One of the biggest revelations in the franchise is the return of Letty Ortiz, who was presumed dead in Fast & Furious but later revealed to be alive. Another character who seems to have risen from the dead is Han, who was thought to have died in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift. However, it was later revealed that Mr. Nobody staged Han’s death, and he triumphantly returned in F9. The return of these characters contributes to Fast X being such a highly anticipated movie for franchise fans. However, the fact that so many familiar faces are returning also suggests a collective ending for the saga, bringing all the key players back together for one last poignant ride.

4 It’s All About Family

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As the Fast & Furious franchise approaches its finale, it seems that the themes of family and loyalty are more important than ever before. The upcoming movie promises to delve even deeper into these themes, exploring the complex relationships between characters, their choices in the face of danger, and how these affect their chosen families. The antagonist, Dante, has a vendetta against Dom and his chosen family, blaming them for his own lack of a family. The tension between Dante and Dom creates an intense atmosphere of danger, with some concerning imagery, including Letty’s blown-up car and a house being raided.

The Fast & Furious dialogue surrounding family is especially impactful, with the characters grappling with difficult choices and the consequences that come with them. Dante’s line, “That’s the problem with having such a big family. How do you choose the ones you save?” is particularly poignant, as it highlights the difficult decisions that the characters must make as they face off against each other. The stakes have never been higher, and the emotion and action on display is redolent of an impending finale that explores the true meaning of family and the power of personal choice.

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3 Jakob Is An Excellent Foil For Dante

Jakob Toretto in F9

The theme of betrayal is prominent in the Fast & Furious franchise, and it seems that the upcoming movie will continue to explore this idea. Jakob Toretto, Dom’s estranged brother, is a prime example. After losing their father in a tragic accident, Jakob turns to street racing and eventually becomes a bitter criminal who comes after his own family in F9. In the end, Jakob Toretto reconciles with his brother Dom and the rest of the family. But despite this reconciliation, it’s possible that Jakob may not be fully committed to the family’s cause. The trailer hints at a possible betrayal from within. Perhaps, Jakob is working with Dom’s enemies to take the Toretto family down.

The theme of betrayal also ties into the motivations of Dante Reyes, Fast X’s main antagonist. Dante blames Dom and the Torettos for the destruction of Dante’s own family and goes to great lengths to exact his revenge, even possibly teaming up with Cipher, one of the franchise’s most dangerous villains. However, while Jakob finds redemption in the end, it’s unlikely that villain Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa) will have a similar arc. Instead, his obsession with revenge and betrayal of his own code may ultimately be his downfall. In bringing these themes full circle, Fast X could promise an emotional conclusion that explores the complexities of family, loyalty, and betrayal.

2 All the Fast Five References

Custom image of Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker in Fast Five and Vin Diesel in Fast X.

The Fast X trailer pays homage to Fast Five, as it serves as a direct sequel to a retconned version of the events in that movie. The primary antagonist is the son of the main villain from Fast Five. Many of the action sequences in the trailer are reminiscent of that film, such as a battle on a bridge featuring harpoons, helicopters, and cars emerging from flying machines. It’s possible that these climactic and ridiculous moments end the Fast & Furious franchise. However, it’s also plausible that this movie could end in the middle of the fight, with the next installment picking up afterward.

The trailer for Fast X also contains flashbacks that allude to the events of Fast Five. In Fast Five, Brian O’Connor, played by the late Paul Walker, chooses to walk away from a life in law enforcement, instead finding a true family in Dom’s gang of street racer thieves. This decision works out beautifully, so much so that Dom names his son for Brian. Now in the trailer for Fast X, his sister (played by Brie Larson) is coming around, no doubt for reasons related to Brian and thus hearkening back to his decision to join forces with Dom in Fast Five. Again, this development showcases the cyclical nature of the saga and could promise a neat thematic ending.

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1 Returning to the Franchise’s Roots

Fast and the Furious street races

Fast X won’t end the franchise, but it may offer clues as to how things will wrap up in Fast & Furious 11. One way this movie is returning to its roots is with the focus on car races and family. The trailer features a climactic race for honor, family, and respect. The race starts with a chilling taunt, and then the scene moves to dozens of Dante’s men with guns pointed at Dom. It’s clear that a simple race won’t be enough to resolve this vendetta, as Dante wants to destroy Dom completely, not just destroy his Fast & Furious street racing record.

It’s interesting to speculate how Fast X might set up the end of the series in Fast & Furious 11. The race at the end of Fast X could lead to a truce between Dom and Dante, but it will most likely be just the beginning of an even bigger conflict. It’s clear that there are still some loose ends to tie up, and the franchise has always been about pushing the limits of what’s possible. Whatever the outcome, it’s safe to say that the final installment of the Fast & Furious franchise will be an epic, high-octane ride for fans of the series.

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