A ninth Fast and Furious film is on the way and here's everything we know so far about it.
The Fast and Furious franchise is among the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time. Eight movies in and the franchise is still grossing megabucks at the box office. And as one can expect, Hollywood is milking the cow even more with not only a ninth film but also a tenth one and here is everything we know about it so far about it.
The film was first set to be released on 19th April 2019 but was then postponed to April 10, 2020, before finally being confirmed for 22nd May 2020.
Filming reportedly began on 24th June 2019 at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England.
With the Fast and Furious franchise, the possibilities are usually endless but is space a little too much? Maybe not, it seems. When The Fate of the Furious director F Gary Gray was asked about the movie heading into space he said: "Outer space? Listen, I wouldn't rule anything out with this franchise," he told ScreenRant. "When I read 'submarine' [in The Fate of the Furious], I'm like, 'OK, anything's possible'. You never know. I haven't read 'Dom on Mars' yet, but again, you just never know."
So space is definitely a possibility but the most realistic plot for the film is the gang hunting down Cipher and you never know maybe she goes hiding away in space. As of right now, the plot is under wraps.
All the main characters from the previous movie will be reprising their roles in the upcoming installment. Vin Diesel will return as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw and Charlize Theron as Cipher.
Jordana Brewster who played Mia Toretto will be returning to make her first appearance since 2015’s Furious 7. There is also a possibility that Brian will make an appearance in the ninth film. The rumor was fueled when it was reported that Paul Walker's brother, Cody visited the set. Cody played the role of Brian in Furious 7 with CGI face-mapping and it's now a possibility that he may do it again.
But a lot of new members will be joining the cast with the most surprising being Cardi B. Vin Diesel broke the casting news on his Instagram.
Another epic new addition to the cast is John Cena. His role has yet to be revealed but Vin Diesel has said that he is “killing his character“ and that “He’s gonna blow you away when you see him in Fast,”
Michael Rooker, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, and Vinnie Bennett have also been added to the cast.
At the moment, neither Dwayne Johnson nor Jason Statham is expected to return for Fast and Furious 9. And it has yet to be confirmed if Kurt Russell or Scott Eastwood will be returning.
Justin Lin will be returning to the director's seat after it was taken over by James Wan and F Gary Gray recently. Lin will be directing based on a script by Daniel Casey.