I’m a sucker for the Fast & Furious movies, but even as a fan I need a little reminder now and then that F9 is still actually on the way. I mean, hey, it was once scheduled for a May 2020 release.
“Your fast family, is coming back,” reads the Super Bowl spot that’s arrived for the ninth film in the franchise. Yes, even though the promo seemingly has Vin Diesel getting cut off as he goes to say it, they still gave us “family” in the graphics.
Fast & Furious 9, aka F9 in some markets, will find Dom Toretto living a quiet life with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), and his son, little Brian. But then – boom, smash, vroom, family! Charlize Theron returns as the villain Cypher; Sung Hang returns as Han (you know… ‘cos); Helen Mirren is back as Magdalene Shaw (mother to Jason Statham’s Shaw; no, Statham ain’t here… unless it’s a surprise?); and John Cena joins the cast as Dom’s brother, Jakob, a skilled assassin and high-performance driver.
Director Justin Lin is back for his fifth entry in the franchise, with a screenplay written by Daniel Casey (Kin). The cast also includes Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, and Nathalie Emmanuel.
Hopefully this is the date that’s sticking: Fast & Furious 9 will be heading to Australian cinemas on May 27th and US cinemas on May 28th… maybe.
Official synopsis and rundown for Fast and Furious 9:
No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past.
F9 is the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga, which has endured for two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world.
Vin Diesel’s 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 (John Cena, the upcoming The Suicide Squad).
F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
The film stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, with Oscar® winner Helen Mirren and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron. F9 also features Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as new franchise character Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and a cameo by Reggaeton sensation Ozuna.
F9 is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Justin Lin, Clayton Townsend and Samantha Vincent.