I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
It’s Vin Diesel vs. John Cena in ‘Fast & Furious 9’ [Official Trailer Released]
The Fast family is back together in the first trailer for Universal Pictures’ “F9,” the ninth mainline entry in the “Fast and Furious” series.
The footage shows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) living on a farm and raising Toretto’s son Brian, named after the character played by the late Paul Walker. “Now that I’m a father, I can’t live my life a quarter-mile at a time anymore,” Toretto says. But what seems to be a quaint family situation turns ominous, as Letty gifts Brian with a necklace and says “it’s for protection from what’s coming.”
Clearly, Dom couldn’t stay away from the “Fast” life for too long. “No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past,” he says over shots of crazy car stunts. “And mine just caught up to me.”
The trailer also features John Cena new main antagonist Jacob, “a master thief, assassin, high-performance driver” — and Dom’s brother. Just as notable, at the very end of the trailer, Sung Kang returns as Han, who died in “Tokyo Drift” (although that film takes place later in the “Fast” timeline than some of the more recent movies).
The trailer debuted during “The Road to F9” concert in Maurice A. Ferré Park in Miami. The event was streamed live to fans on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Hosted by “The Fast and the Furious” regular Tyrese Gibson and Maria Menounos, the concert featured performances by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth and returning star Ludacris. Cardi B and Ozuna, both joining the series in “F9,” also performed during the concert