This weekend, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw firmly brought the franchise into the realm of sci-fi by introducing Idris Elba’s cyborg supervillain, Brixton Lore. But have the Fast and Furious films secretly been sci-fi the entire time? In the latest edition of SYFY WIRE’s Legit or BS?!, we’re looking at a few Fast and Furious fan theories before rendering a judgment.
One of the fan theories suggested that Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto is, in fact, a Terminator. Some may not believe it, but Dom and the T-800 actually have more in common than their muscles and their fashion sense. Dom’s got the same fighting style as a Terminator, he’s shaken off near-fatal injuries, and he’s even put Luke Hobbs through a wall! Now, we ask you: What’s more likely? Dom’s secret cyborg powers or his apparent superhuman invulnerability?
Meanwhile, an enticing idea has been put forth that Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw is actually Frank Martin, his character from The Transporter. There’s a lot of potential in that theory, although Frank was generally a lot nicer than Deckard. Still, it would be fun if Statham were essentially playing the same character for two decades.
Because Diesel is an avid Dungeons & Dragons fan, we have to give some credibility to the theory that the Fast and Furious films are simply an ongoing D&D campaign. Compared to the relatively grounded original movie, Dom and his friends have really leveled up their cars and their death-defying stunts. Perhaps there really is something magical about that.
For more Fast and Furious fan theories, check out the full video!