When it comes to hardcore energetic action and jumping around from all kinds of heights just with cars, who has outrun the Fast and the Furious franchise? Barely anyone, I guess!
The same will be the scenario in the upcoming ninth (or say, tenth) installment of the series.
Hell Yes! The sequel to the 2017’s The Fate of the Furious is finally on the cards and Dom Toretto is back once again with his super-talented squad to fight something even deadlier this time.
Titled as F9, the film has been one of the most awaited films of 2020 because of the thrill the series brings with its every release. But there’s something concerning the release of F9 which has not exactly pleased the fans. Let’s know what is it.
Fast and Furious 9 Release Date Postponed!
There’s almost nothing currently in the world which is not affected by the Coronavirus disease. F9 has also faced the consequences as its release date has been pushed back for a whole year!
Initially, the release date of the film was set as May 22, 2020, but two months ago, on March 12, 2020, this heartbreaking news came out as the productions decided to halt the release to prevent any possible failure at the box-office with the film’s whopping budget of more than $200 Million! The release of Daniel Craig’s No Time to Die in November 2020 can also be the reason why the makers did not keep the movie for a 2020 release.
The wait might be a little long but we will have a huge and fantastic sequel hitting the theaters anyway.
The production of the film lasted from June 2019 to November 2019 with UK and US as the prime shooting locations. The official theatrical trailer of the film released on January 31, 2020, and has been on top of the charts since. You can check the trailer here.
Who is Returning for the Sequel of Fast and Furious 9?
Most of the amazing cast of the franchise will come back for the sequel. This counts Vin Diesel as Dom, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Chris Bridges as Lucas, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, and Charlize Theron as Cipher. The new addition to the cast is the popular wrestler-actor John Cena for the role of Jakob, the main antagonist.
American rapper Cardi B will also have a cameo in the film as someone who shares a history with Dom. The rest of the cast includes Suan Kang, Lucas Black, Anna Sawai, Finn Cole, Vinnie Bennett, and several others.
Unfortunately, in January 2019, actor Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he won’t reprise his role as Luke Hobbs in the sequel.
The Plot of Fast and Furious 9!!
Dom, now living a peaceful life with his wife Letty and son Brian (who’s a grown-up now!) faces a threat for his family from his long-lost forsaken brother Jakob Toretto, a master thief and assassin!
The question is why would a family-man like Dom hide the identity of his real brother? And why is he back at this point in the series? The reason is probably a serious vendetta between the two blood brothers, one of whom is now heading to kill the other. Cipher, who ignites the desire of killing Dom in Jakob’s mind is also not doing well with Dom and seriously wants him dead.
One of the most shocking parts about the trailer was the return of Han and Mia! Han Lue, who ended up being dead in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) is somehow back to get his justice (#JusticeForHan ).
Mia Toretto, Dom’s sister, who gave her last appearance in Furious 7 (2015) was also present in the trailer and the fans couldn’t help but swoon over the possible return of Brian O’ Conner, Mia’s husband, after so long. But following the demise of Paul Walker, the actor who portrayed Brian on the series, this seems a bit difficult.
Anyways, F9 is going to be bigger and more magnificent than all its predecessors with the perfect mixture of love and action as the fight is now between two brothers.
And how can we not mention the crazy car jump Dom made in the trailer with Petty? After all, you don’t watch something like that daily! So let’s see what limits will the film cross this time.