Fast & Furious 9 shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone, yep that’s a lot of movies about cars and muscles, but have you SEEN the box office takings? Both Fast & Furious 7 and Fast & Furious 8 have crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, with Fast & Furious 7 currently ranking as the eighth-biggest movie of all time with $1.51bn. So, of course, Universal wants more of Dom and his family. And we’re not just getting Fast & Furious 9 as there’s a tenth movie already planned – but let’s just focus on the ninth outing for now.
F9 – Official Trailer [HD]
Fast and Furious 9 trailer: When will it land?
The epic first trailer for Fast & Furious 9 arrived on January 31 and delivered a couple of huge reveals for fans. First, it turns out that John Cena’s villain Jakob is Dom’s brother, and then the very end of the trailer revealed that, somehow, Han (Sung Kang) is back. “Nice clubhouse,” he says as he casually strolls back into Dom’s life, and it seems Letty knew that Han was still alive. How did he survive? We’ll have to wait to find out more.
Fast and Furious 9 release date: When’s it coming out?
No, you didn’t miss it. Though initially scheduled for an April 2019 release, Fast and Furious 9 will now be out in cinemas on May 22. This is likely so the film can pick up some extra bucks from the start of the Memorial Day weekend in the US. Filming took place between June and November 2019 in London, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Thailand, and Georgia. Filming was halted for a day on July 22, 2019, after an on-set accident saw a stuntman injured, but it recommenced the following day. On August 8, it was confirmed that the stuntman had been moved out of intensive care.
As we mentioned, a 10th and final movie is planned – originally set for a 2021 release when the ninth film was due in 2019, Fast X (as it’ll surely be called) is yet to be rescheduled. What are the odds ‘Fast X‘ would copy Jason X and do Fast & Furious in space? Well, surprisingly high, according to screenwriter Chris Morgan.
Fast and Furious 9 cast: Who’s coming back?
Before we get to the most exciting cast member, let’s get through the regular ones. Most of the main cast is back for the ninth outing, so that’s Vin Diesel (obviously) as Dom, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges as Tej and Tyrese Gibson as Roman. After missing out on the last movie, Jordana Brewster is also back as Dom’s sister Mia, who is married to Paul Walker’s Brian. Walker’s brother Cody has been speaking about a potential return for Brian, saying that “anything is possible” after Cody and his brother Caleb stepped in to finish his filming for Fast & Furious 7.
Nathalie Emmanuel will also return as Ramsey and Lucas Black reprises his role as Sean Boswell (he’s seen briefly in the first trailer). Following their spin-off movie, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are missing out this time around… probably. The biggest newcomer will be John Cena who was said to be playing a “badass” character in the ninth movie, and that’s turned out to be none other than Dom’s previously-unknown brother Jakob. Charlize Theron has been confirmed to reprise her villainous role (sans dreadlocks) of Cipher, while Helen Mirren is back too as Shaw’s mother Magdalene. The ninth movie has also added Peaky Blinders star Finn Cole, Cardi B, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett, (whose roles are being kept under wraps for now), and Marvel star Michael Rooker playing a character named Buddy. And as the first trailer revealed, somehow Sung Kang will reprise his role as Han, having seemingly been killed off in Fast & Furious 6‘s post-credits scene. On his return, Kang said: “It’s emotional – it feels like I’m going back to a family reunion. It’s a relationship that has been missing in my life since the last Fast.” Talking of returns, Diesel announced in October 2017 that Justin Lin, who directed the popular franchise’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments would be back in the driver’s seat.
Fast and Furious 9 plot: Justice for Han!
So we’ll start with the first official synopsis for the ninth movie: “Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. “This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob.” Diesel expanded, telling Total Film: “The theme that we’ve been playing with up until this point has been the family that you create with people from all walks of life, the family that is not blood. What makes the story of Fast 9 so fascinating is how that altruistic concept could neglect the family defined by blood. That’s where this story goes.” There’s not much else we can tell from the trailer about why or how Han is back (besides the news that it makes sense), but there are clues elsewhere regarding some other returning characters. Since the end of Fast & Furious 8, Cipher appears to have been caught and is giving a classic villainous speech in his glass(?) cell, only she’s giving it to Jakob: “Could you kill him? Because I’m ready if you are.” Does Jakob break her out of her cell to work together with Cipher, or is he actually the one who tracks her down? Either way, she’s got a cool magnet plane that she uses to get him out of a sticky situation.
Luckily for Dom, it seems he’s still got Magdalene Shaw on his side as she’s seen giving him some sage advice. Is she the only Shaw we’re going to see in the ninth movie, or is there another surprise return on the cards? Other than that, the trailer mainly just teased some of the crazy action sequences we’re in for, including Dom swinging a car between two mountains, as you do.
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There’s a possibility that Eton, the villainous organization in Hobbs & Shaw, could make an impact in Fast & Furious 9, but that’s just speculation for now.
Fast & Furious 9 will be out in cinemas on 22 May 2020. Source