15 'Fast and Furious' Fan Theories That Are Just Crazy Enough To Be True
After years of escalating insanity, the Fast and the Furious series has proven itself to be one of the best film franchises ever played in theaters, but even if you’re a super fan you probably spend most of your time trying to figure out exactly what’s happening in the films. Rest assured, you’re not the only one. These movies are straight-up bonkers, that’s why so many Fast and Furious fan theories revolve around the cuckoo bananas possibilities that may or may not be playing across the screen. Fan theories about the Fast and Furious franchise cover all of the bases for far-fetched theories, from Dom and the gang inadvertently crossing over with other film franchises, to time travel, and even some alternate universes.
Why doesn’t Dom ever seem to get hurt? Doesn’t Deckard Shaw look familiar? How do the Transformers play into all of this? These fan theories about Fast and Furious answer all of these questions, and a few you didn’t even know you had. In a rare move among producers of a major action movie franchise, it seems like the big players in the Fast and the Furious world are paying attention to some of these fan theories, and you’ll see how they’ve incorporated a few fan ideas into the films. Strap in, crack open a Corona with your family, and get ready to go down the rabbit hole with these Fast and Furious fan theories.
The Absence Of Coronas In Fate Of The Furious Is A Nod To Paul WalkerPhoto: Fate of the Furious/Universal Pictures
One of the biggest parts of the Fast and the Furious franchise (outside of the cars), is Dom drinking Coronas with the boys. Really, it's integral to the franchise. But Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the series, manages to eschew the Coronas in lieu of Bud heavies.
The conspicuous lack of Coronas in the film, especially in the scene where the boys barbecue on a Brooklyn roof, is a nod to the fact that things have changed in the Furious-verse, and that the world of Dom and the gang is never going to be the same.
Gisele And Han Are Still AlivePhoto: Fast & Furious 6/Universal Pictures
As every Fast-head knows, Gisele (played by Gal Gadot) and Sung Kang's Han both die in the sixth film. Or, so the audience has been lead to believe. Not only are both Han and Gisele especially adept at tucking and rolling, but neither of their bodies are ever seen on camera after their deaths.
Is it because they're both hideously mangled? Or is it, as Reddit user omegansmiles believes, because they're still alive? And not for nothing, but every other character in the series has survived oddly similar injuries to those that befell Gisele (falling out of a plane) and Han (exploding inside of a car). Maybe the series is just waiting to bring these two characters back.
Brian Is Going To Be Killed OffscreenPhoto: Furious 7/Universal Pictures
Even though the late Paul Walker's character Brian is still alive in the continuity of the series, he may not be for long. At the end of 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian tells Roman (Tyrese Gibson) that the drug dealer they busted, Verone, is going come after them when gets out of prison.
Reddit user tmacbusy believes that since Brian is offscreen, it would be easy to reintroduce Verone to the world of the Furious by having him exact his revenge on Brian. This would clear up the whole Paul Walker passing away thing, and they could reintroduce Mia to the films.
Brian Never Stopped Being An Undercover AgentPhoto: Furious 7/Universal Pictures
Brian O'Conner, the character played by the late Paul Walker, obviously bowed out of the series in Furious 7 and went to live with his family rather than remain an integral member of an international team of car thieves. Or did he?
Reddit user tunawhitenocrustt posits that from the fourth movie on, Brian is secretly working with the FBI and using his contacts to allow the team to continue to pull off increasingly insane stunts. While Brian may have left Toretto's team (remember, Brian is still alive in this fictive universe), he went to work for the FBI and continues to monitor the team, in case they need his help with any (kind of) crime-stopping work in the future. Honestly, this theory seems pretty spot on.
Deckard Shaw Is Frank Martin From The TransporterPhoto: Furious 7/Universal Pictures
Obviously, this theory got its start because Deckard and Frank are played by the same super tough bald Englishman, Jason Statham. But that's not the only thing these characters have in common.
Redditor Connerws15's theory is that since they're both exceptionally talented in hand-to-hand combat, crazy driving, and looking smart in a suit, Deckard Shaw once worked under the code name "Frank Martin."
Leo And Santos Were Working For Shaw The Entire TImePhoto: Fast Five/Universal Pictures
Leo and Santos may be the comic relief of the Fast and the Furious series, but what if they serve another, more nefarious, purpose? Redditor Dave_Kun thinks that while Dom and the gang were knocking back Coronas and stopping international crime, Deckard Shaw was building his own team of baddie car men, and he was using Leo and Santos to gather information on Dom.
This makes perfect sense. It explains why Shaw knew so much about the team when his squad finally came into contact with them by the sixth and seventh films, and why the two goofs drop off the radar so quickly.