Almost 20 years of the franchise
In 2001, Fast & the Furious was released. It sparked a worldwide frenzy & gave birth to an entire franchise of films. Cut to 2019, Fast & Furious is set to release its ninth edition in the following year. It’s shooting began in June of this year and involved a lot of surprises in casting.
“You can see me.”
The franchise loosely plays around the concept of family.
This role is fulfilled by the Toretto Clan, comprising of Dom, Mia & small Brian Marcos Toretto. If the latest info is to be believed, John Cena is said to play a role in this clan. He is said to play the character of Dom’s long-lost brother.
Apart from this, the franchise has a solid cast of Hollywood stars such as Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, and Helen Mirren. Cardi B & Ozuna are also said to have roles in the newest installment.
CENA taking on the role.
Another one of WWE superstars, Dwayne Johnson, has played his part in the franchise. So the expectations must be high from Cena, who has been making a steady career in the industry. The sources also had previously claimed that Keanu Reeves might be soon joining the franchise.
Cena reportedly had to gain respect from the cast members before filming, suggesting his prominence in the role. All of them say that John Cena is close to playing Dom’s brother, thus adding another member to the clan.
Future of the Series
The news hasn’t been confirmed yet. Justin Lin returns to the director’s chair. He previously directed the 4-5-6th installments. He is sure to make some changes in the script to make room for Cena’s role.
There are also plans for releasing the 10th Edition in 2021 that may be a celebration of the 20 years of the film.
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