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A timeline is a chronological list of events that occur within a certain period of time or century. In regards to The Fast and the Furious franchise, several events within the expanded universe occur and give credence to the events that transpire in the film. The following page serves as both a general order of events and a disambiguation page for all events relating to The Fast and the Furious. As with all transmedia, conflicts and discrepancies in the canon may arise as a result of production oversight.
The Fast and the Furious canonically took place in 2001. Fast & Furious, set five years directly after the first film[note 10], would take place in 2006. However, Letty's headstone denotes that she was erroneously declared dead May 30, 2009[note 11], the year the film was officially released. The year date would suggest that the events of The Fast and the Furious occurred in 2004 and not 2001.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was originally released in 2006 and featured period-typical technology (flip phones, laptops and model specificcars). The chronological period of the film is retconned. Tokyo Drift takes place after Fast & Furious 6 and partially, during Furious 7, for narrative purposes involving the death of Han Seoul-Oh and his relationship with Dominic Toretto.
Brian O'Conner's birth date is contradicted several times throughout the franchise:
In The Fast and the Furious, Brian's driver's license states his birthday is July 4, 1977.[note 12] While the date on his license was likely used for his undercover identity (Brian Earl Spilner), real elements of Brian's life (such as his juvenile detention record) were used.
In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian's birth date is charged to August 29, 1973.[note 13] Incidentally, Paul Walker, who portrays Brian O'Conner, was born in 1973.
Brian's birth date is changed once again in Fast Five. The Diplomatic Security Service database states that Brian O'Conner's birth date is July 14, 1978. Brian's birth date in Fast Five contradicts the initial 1973 birth year given to Roman and Brian (who grew up together in Barstow, California) in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Furious 7 where Brian states that both he and Rome attended prom together. Any relevant details on Roman's DSS profile is obscured by Gisele Yashar's profile and is not readable at any point in Fast Five.
The canonical placing of 2 Fast 2 Furious and Turbo-Charged Prelude are brought into question by events occurring in Fast & Furious and Fast Five on account of the rectcon set by Fast & Furious:
In Fast Five, when Vince meets Brian he asks him what it's like to be on "other side of a wanted poster". The dialog suggests that Brian never fled from the police and never charged for aiding Dominic Toretto's escape.
According to Brian in 2 Fast 2 Furious he and Roman Pearce grew up together in Barstow, California.[note 14] In Fast Five, Brian introduces Roman as a friend he met in Juvenile Detention.[note 15] Additionally, Brian refers to his partnership with Roman in Miami as a "job".
↑Sean Boswell is seventeen years old during the events of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. On account of its retroactive relocating in the chronological timeline, Sean would've been born in 1997 if the events of Tokyo Drift and Furious 7 take place in 2014.
↑According to Deckard Shaw's file, he went rogue in 2008 after the British Government attempted to kill him. According to Luke Hobbs, Shaw's termination from the British Government was six years ago from the events of Furious 7, which presumably take place in 2014.
↑Mia: "That's what you have to say
to me after five years? All of a sudden, you care what happens to me."