Fast and Furious 9

Bailey Engel, Writer

Fast and Furious is a series of movies, and the first movie was released in 2001. In the original story it mainly focused on illegal street racing and that continued in the second movie that came out in 2006, Tokyo Drift. After that in 2009, another movie was produced called Fast and Furious and this movie transitioned and it moved more to spies and heists. After this movie four sequels followed. The latest Fast and Furious 8, came out in 2017, Hobbs and Shaw came out as a spinoff of Fast and Furious 8, but not necessarily a continuation in the series. Later, before covid hit they were in the making of a new one, Fast and Furious 9. Justin Lin and his producer team Barnstorm Pictures, the director of these sequels announced that it would be released May 22, 2020 not knowing a pandemic would be coming. Then, it was pushed up a year to April 2nd, 2021. Then, later again it was pushed up even more and now it’s officially going to be released on June 25th, 2021 


   Universal Pictures actually released the trailer for Fast and Furious 9, “F9”. Vin Diesel didn’t appear in the spinoff, and will finally be returning as Dominic Toretto. Many characters will return in Fast 9 and people are thrilled.  Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren and Jordan Brewster are all reappearing while John Cena, Michael Rooker and Cardi B are joining the saga. People are sad that Dwayne Johnson will not be returning in this one, because of the times they had to shoot for Hobbs and Shaw which seemed suspicious to many people. 


    So far, from the trailer and articles Dom (Vin Diesel) is going to war with his long lost brother Jakob (John Cena) which had many people surprised because this is the first time hearing that he had a brother. Jakob is working with a past enemy, Cipher and people are thrilled to see what happens as Cipher was a long lost enemy and seeks to get revenge on them. Fast and Furious 9 is predicted to be one of the biggest films of the year as so many characters are coming back, they are battling past enemies. Dom loves family so turning against his brother will be a little bit of a plot twist and one hasn’t come out in three years so many people are very excited. Recent news from Lin confirms that he is hard at work to plan the endgame, he concluded that he will do a franchise ending with two-films, Fast 10&11! 


    The Fast and Furious movies are always very exciting, entertaining and thrilling so I would recommend watching this one as it comes out in a couple of months!