Keanu Reeves And John Cena Are Reportedly Joining The Fast & Furious 9 Cast
Over the weekend, Fast and Furious veteran Vin Diesel took to Instagram to announce a new cast member joining the upcoming film, Fast & Furious 9.
According to the video, where the lead actor can be seen making the announcement dressed as his iconic character Dominic Torreto, WWE Superstar John Cena will be taking the wheel in the upcoming flick, referred to as "another solider for the fight for truth.”
Diesel also touches on The Fast and the Furious franchise's longevity before speaking about the late Paul Walker (referring to him as "Pablo") and his ability to send Diesel the right people at the right time.
"All love, always," Diesel ends the clip.
There has been no confirmation as to what Cena’s role in the franchise will be but let’s hope they can find a vehicle big enough to fit him.
But it’s not only Cena who’s been linked to the upcoming film; there have also been multiple reports claiming that Keanu Reeves is also set to have a role in the film.
According to MovieWeb, sources say he will be playing a villain who may not be introduced until the end of the movie or they may even pull a Marvel move and bring him out for a post-credits scene to tease that he’ll be a big part of a future movie. Reeves’ unknown character is said to be related to Idris Elba’s villainous Brixton character.
The film will follow 2019’s spinoff off Hobbs & Shaw which will team Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham up against the newly introduced criminal organisation led by Idris Elba’s Brixton (an international terrorist leader and a criminal mastermind).
Film buffs have speculated that the film's plot might be more direct and less sprawling than previous globe-spanning entries in the franchise, however rest assured that the film's production scale will be absolutely huge.
“It's an origin story, in a sense," director David Leitch told Collider. It's not an origin story, but we're starting a franchise, so we want it to be a little bit more grounded, a little bit more character-centric. We're going to set up the stakes for these guys and their relationship, but we're also going to have some great set pieces and some action that you'd expect.”
Have a look at the latest trailer below and catch the flick when it hits cinemas on August 1.