John Cena Officially Cast in ‘Fast & Furious 9’

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But will we see him?

Yes, John Cena has been cast in the ninth film Universal’s hit Fast & Furious franchise. Diesel teased Cena’s involvement on social media back in April, saying, “I know this sounds crazy, but every blue moon I feel like Pablo [Paul Walker] up there sends me someone. Another soldier in the fight for truth.”  Cena then turned up with his signature ‘You can’t see me’ sign.

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Thank you Pablo.

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Now, Universal and Cena himself have made it official, the latter posting a still from the first film…

Plot details are being kept under wraps, and it isn’t known if Cena is on board as a good guy or a villain, although Deadline does report that he’s playing “a badass.”

Dwayne Johnson is not expected to be in Fast & Furious 9, which isn’t much of a surprise since he’s leading the spinoff Hobbs & Shaw and there was much ado made of the fallout that occurred between him and Diesel.

Justin Lin, who has directed four films in the Fast & Furous franchise, has crafted the story and will be directing from a screenplay written by Daniel Casey (Kin). The film is lined up for Australian release on May 21, 2020 and US release on May 22, 2020.

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