What do you do when you run out of road to be “fast and furious” on? You launch yourself into freaking outer space.
What was once everybody’s fever dream for the physics-defying franchise has now been confirmed by the newest trailer for F9, the ninth Fast and the Furious movie, that dropped on Wednesday.
The trailer is chock-full of all the familiar faces across the franchise, including Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his revered “family”: Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), Tej Parker (Ludacris), and — surprise! — the returning Han Lue (Sung Kang) who, by some miracle, managed to survive Deckard Shaw’s ambush in the sixth movie (or in 2006’s Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, whichever you prefer). Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) also returns in this one. She was last seen in Fast and the Furious 7 where she exited the franchise with Brian O’Conner, following Paul Walker’s death in 2013.
Heck, Even Magdalene Shaw, played by the 75-year-old Helen Mirren, gets to burn rubber while looking badass in this trailer, so you know the action in this film is going to be mind-blowing.
Watch the intense trailer below:
The word “family” was in quotes because one of Dom’s actual blood relative has come back to exact revenge: his “little brother,” Jakob Toretto (John Cena), the third Toretto sibling and the main antagonist who seems to be working for the cyber-terrorist and criminal mastermind, Cipher (Charlize Theron).
“You always say ‘never turn your back on family,’ but you turned your back on me,” the younger Toretto spitefully says to his older brother.
F9 was supposed to hit theaters on 22nd May 2020, but got postponed multiple times due to theater shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been given a new release date: June 25th in the United States and hopefully not long after for the rest of the world.
With the introduction of Jakob Toretto, there should be no one left for Dom’s team to tangle with after F9, right? Well, if Roman and Tej can ride a rocket ship to space, then Universal will continue to create new villains for the franchise. Last October, the film production company has already confirmed that there would be a 10th and 11th movie to close out The Fast Saga. This isn’t yet counting the planned sequel to 2019’s Hobbs & Shaw, and a female-led Fast and the Furious spin-off.
So get ready to see a lot more of Dom’s family, fast cars, and friendly barbecue scenes.