Universal has dropped a new trailer for delayed franchise entry Fast & Furious 9, which was previously lined up to hit cinemas in May 2020.
Well, better late than never. The next chapter will be speeding into cinemas this June, and Universal’s put their marketing back into gear with a big new look at the proudly bonkers film. There’s quite a bit of new footage shown off, including a taste of what has previously been joked about: after so many over-the-top scenarios, the only place for this craziness to go is up – like, up to space.
Director Justin Lin (who previously helmed F&F films 3 through to 6) confirmed as much to Collider, saying:
“I drove to Vin’s house and I sat down with him and we looked at each other and we were like, ‘Ok, this is the one. This is the one that we’re going to try.’ And it felt very appropriate. So, I kind of can’t wait to share with the world, because the more we push and do crazier stunts and set-pieces, the more we have to check ourselves to make sure we earn that.”
John Cena is the big new name here, playing brother to Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. Also of note for fans: #JusticeforHan, with Sung Kang returning as the character we all thought was killed by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. The big cast of returning faces include Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron, the latter back as villain Cypher.
Fast & Furious 9 opens in Australian cinemas on June 17th and US cinemas on June 25th.
Official synopsis for Fast & 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.