If there is a blockbuster tentpole meant to be seen on the biggest screen possible, it would have to be any one of the “Fast and Furious” films. And Universal Pictures has given us one of the best reasons to venture out into a theater now that pandemic restrictions are on the ease. The studio has just released the newest trailer for “F9,” which sees our favorite “Fast and Furious” family reuniting in very big ways with the return of Han (Sung Kang). But it also throws the family dynamics for a loop when Dom’s brother (John Cena) comes back for some revenge against Dom.
The “Fast and Furious” film franchise is no stranger to jaw-dropping stunts, which have only continued to impress with every new installment. Whether it’s on the streets or driving through one skyscraper to the next while mid-air, these films know how to up the ante. And based on the tease at the end, it will take things to the final frontier.
Justin Lin returns to direct after taking a small break between the seventh and eighth chapters of the franchise. Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron also star. While Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Luke Evans are noticeably out, there is still a chance for them to make a surprise cameo appearance.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “F9:”
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, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, and Sung Kang, with Oscar® winner Helen Mirren, with Kurt Russell 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” hits theaters on June 25, 2021.