It’s Diesel vs. Cena in Insane “F9” Trailer

Universal has just kicked it into ninth gear—the new F9 trailer is here. We’ve been waiting a long time for the ninth film in the Fast & Furious franchise, and the new trailer reacquaints us with everybody’s favorite outlaw family of gearheads. We’ve known for a while that Han (Sung Kang) would be returning, and we get some Han action in the trailer. But the main focus of the longest look yet at F9 is the mano-y-mano brawl that’s brewing between Dom (Vin Diesel) and his brother Jakob (John Cena). Also, a flying car. Like a literal flying car. Also magnets—wait until you see the magnets.

The matchup between brothers Dom and Jakob highlights just how much of a family reunion F9 will be. Just about everyone who’s mattered in recent Fast & Furious installments is on hand (well, almost everyone—there’s no Rock and there’s no Jason Statham), including a slew of characters from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, including Twinkie (Bow Wow), Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), and Earl Hu (Jason Tobin). This huge extended gang of misfits also includes some heavy hitters from later films, including Charlize Theron’s big bad Cipher and Helen Mirren’s Magdalene Shaw.

The nucleus of the franchise remains intact—Dom, Han, Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty, Jordana Brewster’s Mia, Ludacris’s Tej Parker, and Tyrese Gibson’s Roman Pearce. F9 promises to test them like never before with Cena’s Jakob Toretto, Dom’s “forsaken” brother, ready to step out of Dom’s shadow and punish him for, well, we’ll find that bit out when the film comes out.

Another key returning player is, of course, director Justin Lin, the most seasoned Fast & Furious director of them all. Check out the trailer below. F9 is slated for a June 25 release:


Here’s the official synopsis:

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). 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.

Featured image: The “F9” poster. Courtesy Universal Pictures.


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