It feels like only yesterday that we were prepping to witness the madness that is a new entrant into the ever-growing Fast & Furious franchise, with Hobbs & Shaw releasing last year to a reaction that made us question just how they were going to keep the franchise relevant from there. But with the release of F9: The Fast Saga only months away and a new teaser on our hands, it’s that time of year again.
So strap in your seat belts, make sure la familia is intact and check out everything you need to know before the latest mind-melting, quarter mile.
The Release Date
The release for F9 is set for the 22nd of May in the US. While we don’t have a release date for worldwide rollout, the last movie in the franchise, Hobbs & Shaw, was released internationally a few days before it hit theatres across America.
The cast features most of the franchise’s iconic crew of racers and, now, international master criminals? We’ll be treated to performances from the iconic Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto as well as long time cast members, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.
There are also some fresh faces who are set to grace the Fast & Furious screen. Rapper Cardi B, fresh off her acting debut in 2019’s Hustlers, is set to appear in the film although we don’t yet know what her role will be. The same goes for wrestling icon John Cena who set to play some type of ‘bada$$’ in the new film.
Notably, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is not expected to appear in F9 following his very public beef with Vin Diesel in 2016. The two reportedly had some serious differences with how approach the moviemaking business which affected their relationship. Luckily for us, it looks like the two have squashed their beef, so we will hopefully be seeing them unite once again for Fast & Furious 10.
After the wild events of the last addition to the main saga, The Fate of the Furious, which included that submarine chase, it looks like Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) have started a quiet, country life complete with tractors to repair and a farmhouse in new, tone-setting teaser.
They’ve completely gone off the grid in order to protect Dom’s son, Brian, which makes total sense as, after all, this movie franchise is about la familia and not fast cars as Dom tells us every movie. But, it doesn’t seem like their peace will last long. Letty gifts Brian the cross necklace that Dom once gave her before saying “it’s for protection from what’s coming”.
We don’t know much more about the plot at the moment, but a full-length trailer is set for release on Saturday, so we should know more then.
The Future of the Saga
We don’t know what to expect from the next addition to the Fast & Furious saga, but we do know that it is the second last film for now. Next year’s Fast & Furious 10 is allegedly the finale for this drag racing epic.
Don’t worry though, we’re sure they aren’t going to let the engine die on this IP. We’ve already had one spin-off in the books and there is supposedly another female-led film being discussed.