The ‘Fast & Furious’ Universe Timeline Explained

The ‘Fast & Furious’ Universe Timeline Explained

The trailer for the penultimate Fast & Furious movie, Fast X, debuted closing month, reigniting curiosity on the road racing movement franchise. Nevertheless new viewers who had their curiosity peaked by the model new film have a sophisticated journey ahead of them within the occasion that they want to enterprise into the sooner films. The franchise (which is larger than you almost certainly suppose) is notorious for its refined chronology, by means of which later films actually occur sooner than their predecessors and character histories are altered by frequent retcons. Listed under are the necessary particulars for model spanking new and returning followers to recollect.

The Early ‘Fast & Furious’ Motion pictures
The Fast and the Furious, launched in 2001, follows L.A. police officer Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) as he infiltrates the world of underground highway racing to look out the felony workforce that has been robbing vans in daring car heists. Brian goes undercover with Dominic “Dom” Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) street-racing crew, turning into shut associates with Dom and beginning up to now his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster). Nevertheless when it turns into clear that Dom and his workforce are in precise truth the robbers. Brian reveals his id to Mia and the pair rescue Dom and agency after their latest trucker purpose opens fire on them with a shotgun. Although Dom is outraged to search out Brian is a cop, the pair as soon as extra work collectively to avenge their pal Jesse (Chad Lindberg) after he is killed by a rival crew. Dom and Brian then interact in a single different highway race by means of which Dom is type of killed in a collision with an oncoming truck. Brian then supplies him the keys to his car, so Dom can escape pursuing laws enforcement.

Diesel and totally different members of the principal stable did not return for the first sequel. In its place, 2 Fast 2 Furious, launched in 2003, capabilities as a quasi-spin-off for Walker. Given that events in Los Angeles worth him his occupation as a cop, Brian has embraced the outlaw lifestyle, spending his time highway racing in Miami until he is arrested by the U.S. Customs Service. Brian is given the selection to stay away from jail time by aiding a joint Customs/FBI mission to bust drug provider Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) by going undercover as a driver in his group. Brian agrees on the state of affairs that he can convey on childhood pal and ex-convict Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) as his companion. After Verone is captured Brian and Roman quietly steal a couple of of his money sooner than it might be put into proof, planning to utilize it to open a storage collectively. Nonetheless, at an unknown degree Brian would as an alternative return to laws enforcement, narrowly getting himself instated as an FBI agent. The attribute was proceeded by a short movie, The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious, which depicted Brian leaving Los Angeles and carried out sooner than 2 Fast at select theaters.

‘Tokyo Drift’ Time Soar
The third film, 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the place the chronology turns into really refined. Although the film is principally about American teenager Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), who’s compelled to maneuver to Tokyo, it is his pal and street-racing mentor Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) who turned a a lot larger part of the broader franchise. A mannequin of Han named Han Lue was beforehand featured in a single different film from director Justin Lin, Larger Luck Tomorrow (Lin considers them the equivalent character) and was clearly a favorite of the filmmaker’s, as a result of the Fast franchise proceeded to include him inside the 4 subsequent films directed by Lin, regardless that the character was believed to be killed in a car crash within the route of the highest of Tokyo Drift. In order to proceed using the character Lin set the next three movies earlier to the events of Tokyo Drift. This shift in chronology was prepare by a cameo from Diesel on the end of Tokyo Drift, by means of which Dom meets Sean and alludes to having a protracted friendship with Han.

A second temporary film, Los Bandoleros, items up the events of the confusingly-titled fourth attribute, 2009’s Fast and Furious, and depicts Dom establishing a workforce, which included Han, to rob gasoline vans inside the Dominican Republic. Fast and Furious reunited Diesel, Walker, Brewster, and fellow genuine film star Michelle Rodriguez, who performs Dom’s girlfriend Letty Ortiz. When Letty is seemingly killed whereas working as a confidential informant for the FBI Brian and Dom work to convey her purpose and killer, cartel chief Arturo Braga, to justice, with Dom and Mia coming to forgive Brian for his deception inside the first movie over time. Although they effectively seize Braga, Dom can be arrested and sentenced to life in jail for his earlier crimes. Believing this unjust Brian as soon as extra forsakes his laws enforcement occupation and he and Mia stage a roadside breakout, predominant immediately into the next film.

In 2011’s Fast 5 the trio, now all wished fugitives, flee to Rio de Janeiro, the place they run afoul of native drug lord Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) whereas being pursued by Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). They resolve to steal $100 million from Reyes and use it to flee the attain of the laws, recruiting a workforce of earlier allies that included Han, Roman, and others to take motion. Throughout the film’s post-credits scene Hobbs learns that Letty stays to be alive.

2013’s Furious 6 tied a couple of of the disparate time frames and storylines collectively. The workforce works with Hobbs to convey Letty residence and take down her new felony boss Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Brian discovers that Braga labored for Shaw, explaining how the latter acquired right here into contact with Letty, who was amnesiac after Braga’s first attempt to kill her. Shaw elected to utilize this as an opportunity to recruit her as an alternative of killing her as Braga wished him to. The workforce deal with to influence Letty to rejoin them and defeat Shaw, who’s catapulted out of a airplane all through a wrestle with Dom. Nonetheless, by means of the remaining movement scene Giselle Yashar (Gal Gadot), Han’s girlfriend, is killed. This motivates Han to maneuver to Tokyo as he and Giselle had always talked about. The film’s mid-credits scene depicts his lack of life from Tokyo Drift from a definite perspective, revealing that it was not an unintentional collision and that the alternative car was pushed by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen’s older brother, who’s trying down Dom’s workforce for revenge. This scene and Dom’s look from Tokyo Drift have been as soon as extra confirmed all through Furious 7, which moreover expands on Dom’s interaction with Sean, inserting a whole lot of the events of Tokyo Drift between the sixth and seventh films, although the beginning of Furious 7 moreover goes once more in time barely to level out how Shaw realized Han’s location.

Furiously Sophisticated Plot Twists
The next films have proceeded with a further straightforward chronology, with one following one different sequentially. It’s attainable a future installment might reveal that 2021’s F9: The Fast Saga is prepared sooner than 2019 spin-off Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, nevertheless as of now there is not a textual proof that is the case. Nonetheless, the most recent entries have continued together with further retcons to the franchise’s historic previous that complicate the chronology, typically to the aim of developing it logically not doable for all the fully totally different events to have taken place as talked about. As an example, in 2017’s The Future of the Furious it is revealed that Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky), a former Brazilian police officer, acquired pregnant with Dom’s son Brian when she and Dom have been relationship sooner than he realized that Letty was nonetheless alive. Brian stays to be confirmed as an toddler in his first look, that implies that the events of Furious 6 and 7 might solely occur over the span of some 12 months. Nevertheless this contradicts these films, as Furious 6 confirmed the beginning of Brian O’Conner and Mia’s son, Jack, who’s then confirmed attending school in Furious 7, suggesting a time bounce of in any case two years between the films.

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