Vin Diesel says Fast and Furious 9 will tie into the events of the first film by in the franchise by exploring Dom Toretto’s history.
There’s still a little while to wait until Fast and Furious 9 finally arrives in theaters after being delayed by the pandemic, and Vin Diesel is excited for fans to see what the cast and crew have cooked up this time around. The latest trailer for the film revealed just how far the franchise will push things, as the series finally heads into space in a bid to top all the other stunts in the series. But according to Vin Diesel, it will also explore things audiences didn’t see with the first film.
When speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Vin Diesel opened up about what to expect from Fast and Furious 9, explaining that it delves into origin stuff and teases that long-time fans of the series will love the direction it takes as it explores who Dom was before his life of crime. That’ll likely go hand-in-hand with the character development of John Cena’s Jakub, Dom’s brother. Take a look below.
“The whole world has this excitement about this movie coming out, but for those who have been with the franchise, it’s even more special. Because if you can remember the first movie, you are now going to go before the first movie and understand the first movie even more. That’s cool. I’m a D&D head, so that’s like origin stuff. So to see family members you never thought you would have seen, it’s gonna kind of blow your mind. We’ve been wanting to know, where was Dom before he became Dom? Who were his influences? That’s going to be really rich with story, and a lot of fun to see.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 9.
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, this year’s 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 Tblisi. 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.
Directed Justin Lin from a script written by Daniel Casey, Fast and Furious 9 stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Cardi B and Sung Kang, with Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.
Fast and Furious 9 will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!