10 ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise Facts You Might Not Know


The Fast and Furious franchise is 16 years old storied history. With so many characters and amazing stunts, there’s plenty you probably don’t know about the series.

    1. The Fast and Furious film series was inspired by an article in 1998, street racing, “Racer X,” which chronicled the story of Rafael Racer X Estevez and illegal street-racing in New York.
    2. Vin Diesel turned down $20 million and stayed out of “2 Fast 2 Furious” to make “ Riddick movie instead.
    3. The scene at the end of the movie, in which there were Paul Walker and Vin Diesel just barely beat a speeding train while racing was shot twice.
    4. The article detailed the New York street racing scene.
    5. In this franchise, there were more than 1,500 actual car enthusiasts in the Race Wars scene.
    6. The fifth and sixth part of the series was designed as an internal trilogy.
    7. The series takes some inspiration seen in “Point Break” movie, in this movie FBI agent goes undercover to infiltrate a group of surfer bank robbers.
    8. The franchise is 16 years old and has a long and storied history.
    9. Han Seoul-Oh’s death in the third film means the fast and furious 7 is a direct sequel to the movie: Tokyo Drift and four through six are prequels.
    10. Denzel Washington turned down an unspecified a part in fast and furious 7.
    11. Paul Walker’s death in “Furious 7” had to get a little creative. Producers were able to use CGI and deleted scenes from Fast Five movie and also got some help from Walker’s brothers to complete the movie.
    12. Paul Walker’s brothers took up the mantle of Brian O’Conner to finish the series