The teaser trailer for the next Fast & Furious was released and it comes with a lot to unpack.
The trailer is just Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) talking to their kid, and Letty giving a subtle warning about danger is coming. This probably has something to do with Cipher (Charlize Theron), the villain who disappeared in the last film. The trailer is also technically a teaser for the real trailer that comes out on Friday January 31. It does tease the title as either Fast 9 or Fast & Furious 9, subtitled The Fast Saga.
Check out the teaser below:
Besides the Dom and Letty, most of the main cast returns as Tej (Ludacris), Roman (Tyrese Gibson, Ramsey (Nathalie Emmauel), and lastly, Jordana Brewster returns to the franchise as Mia. Each one comes with a character poster as well. With Brewster’s return, has come rumors over the past several months about what that means for Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor. After Walker’s tragic car accident in 2013, Brian was given a beautiful send off tribute to the actor and character together.
The one big missing piece to the puzzle is Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs, as he went off and did the spin-off film Hobbs and Shaw. Since Hobbs is supposed to be elsewhere in the Fast & Furious world, Universal decided to put another wrestler on the face of this franchise, and that is John Cena who is making his debut in the ninth film in the franchise.
Check out the new character posters below:
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Justin Lin returns to the direct the ninth film after having directed Fast and Furious 3 through 6. He had taken a step away as he directed Star Trek: Beyond in between Fast and Furious 6 and this upcoming film.
Universal has generated over $5 billion at the box office with this franchise, making it one of the tent poles for this studio. There is no reason for this next film to bomb in any possible way but this film has become closer to becoming the next Transformers. All of reality and logic is thrown out the window and its a standard popcorn flick. This franchise is going to have to definitely bring a brand new element to this franchise to really make this franchise last, beyond just having cars run away from submarines.
F9: The Fast Saga gets released on May 22, 2020.