Exciting news! Fast X has finally arrived, bringing with it the latest installment of the beloved Fast & Furious franchise, now showing in theaters worldwide. Since the release of F9, fans have been eagerly anticipating a conclusive chapter in the series, and this desire has been shared by its star and producer, Vin Diesel.
Fast X serves as the captivating beginning of a two-part storyline, with the possibility of expanding into a thrilling trilogy. Recognizing the future of the franchise, the film wastes no time in setting up what lies ahead. It concludes with a gripping post-credit scene that not only leaves viewers on the edge of their seats but also confirms what loyal fans can eagerly anticipate.
Spoilers for Fast X will be found below!
The Number of Post-Credit Scenes in Fast X
Similar to previous films in the Fast & Furious series, Fast X also includes a single post-credit scene. Fans eagerly anticipating the post-credit scene in Fast X will be pleased to know that it begins immediately after the initial set of credits. It is worth mentioning that there is no scene following the complete rolling of the credits; only one mid-credits scene is present.
The Fast X Post-Credit Scene Explained
Fast X, the latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, introduces Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes, a vengeful villain who has been plotting revenge against Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for a decade. The movie reveals that Momoa’s character is the son of Hernan Reyes from Fast Five, with new footage seamlessly integrating him into the events of that film.
In the post-credit scene of Fast X, a team of special-ops soldiers infiltrates a sprawling, vacant mansion. As they search the premises, they find nothing of significance until they reach a room containing a television and a phone. On the TV screen, an elderly couple sings a country song called “Happy Trails.” When the phone rings, one of the soldiers, who possesses a distinctive, imposing physique, answers the call, only to hear the voice of Jason Momoa’s Dante.
Through his message, Dante finally locates the person he has been seeking. He reveals that while Dominic Toretto had stolen his father’s fortune, there was another individual responsible for the fatal blow—Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs.
Despite Johnson’s absence from the franchise since The Fate of the Furious and his public statement about not returning, he dramatically removes his mask, confirming his reprisal of the beloved character. In a display of strength, Hobbs crushes the phone with his bare hand, leaving fans eager to see his role in future Fast & Furious films.
Hobbs Comeback in Fast & Furious Paves the Way for Fast 11
The Rock’s return as Hobbs in the mid-credits scene of Fast X is a game-changer, setting the stage for Fast & Furious 11. With Dom and his team dispersed, Hobbs’ appearance could shift Dante’s focus away from them, assuming he believes he has bested Dom and eliminated his family.
This reintroduction of Hobbs could inject renewed excitement into the upcoming installment, as Dante’s revenge on Dom might have become monotonous without new adversaries. Furthermore, Dante’s intent to destroy Hobbs paves the way for an anticipated alliance between Dom and Hobbs.
Hobbs’ Return Also Sets Up Hobbs & Shaw 2
Deckard Shaw made a brief appearance in Fast X but left to assist Queenie when mercenaries targeted Dom’s allies. Since both Hobbs and Shaw are expected to be in Fast & Furious 11, they might team up again to support Dom, potentially setting the stage for Hobbs & Shaw 2.
As the first spinoff film following The Fate of the Furious, the initial installment was successful, making a sequel plausible, especially as the main Fast & Furious series approaches its conclusion. However, there are currently no discussions underway regarding Hobbs & Shaw 2.
Hobbs’ Return Ends the Rock vs. Vin Diesel Feud
Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s well-known feud has been public since 2016. The conflict appears to arise from both actors being strong personalities, which affects the power dynamics behind the scenes and reflects their differing philosophies and work approaches.
Despite Johnson stating he wouldn’t return to the Fast & Furious franchise in late 2021, his surprise appearance in the mid-credits scene of Fast X suggests that the feud with Diesel is either resolved or put on hold temporarily, with the focus on giving the franchise a satisfying conclusion.
In Fast & Furious 11, Dante serves as the common enemy of Hobbs and Dom, setting the stage for the actors’ onscreen reunion despite their history. It’s surprising considering they didn’t film scenes together for The Fate of the Furious, Johnson’s last film with Diesel.
While it’s possible they may not share scenes in Fast X, it would be fitting for Diesel and Johnson to finally come together one last time, side by side, to conclude the franchise, given the storyline and the enemy they face. After all, family is family, even with conflicts.
The post-credit scene of Fast X leaves viewers eager and intrigued for the future of the Fast & Furious series. Dwayne Johnson’s comeback as Hobbs brings fresh excitement and opens doors for upcoming movies, possibly resolving the longstanding feud between Johnson and Vin Diesel.
With Fast & Furious 11 in the works and the potential for a Hobbs & Shaw 2, fans can anticipate exhilarating action and thrilling escapades with their beloved Fast & Furious characters. They can look forward to more heart-pounding adventures and enjoy the continuation of the franchise’s captivating storyline.