A brand new Fast and Furious 9 trailer is here, almost a year after it was originally supposed to release in May 2020 and more than a year after its first trailer debuted back in January 2020. And apart from including more amped up deadly, gravity and well, physics-defying adventures, the new trailer, which sees the F9 family reuniting yet again, go up against their new enemy– Vin Diesel’s Dom’s estranged brother, Jakob, played by John Cena.
“You always say ‘Never turn your back on family’ but you turned your back on me,” Jakob tells Dom in the new F9 trailer. The rest of the trailer, while focusing on returning characters like Sung Kang’s Han and the Dom vs Jakob animosity, comprises of a freakishly powerful magnet that is capable of overturning a big tank on its back!
In the wake of the new Fast and Furious 9 trailer, the film’s director, Justin Lin, engaged in a recent chat with Variety. Lin had left the franchise after 2013’s Fast and Furious 6 but returned when Vin Diesel persuaded him to. He talked at length about the “final chapter” of the Fast and Furious journey and why making the women more central to the action this time was not a calculated decision.
“I think in the process, it was never any different for me. I love the characters since I’ve joined the franchise, and the fact that Michelle or Jordana or Gal [Gadot], we’ve all been able to be part of this family and to be able to grow together. I think these characters are maturing. They’re evolving and we’re acknowledging that. That’s very important. I think maybe also, I’ve been gone, I just felt like there was a need to kind of catch up with a lot of these characters very organically,” he explained.
“I don’t know what came before me, but I remember Michelle coming in, going, “Oh man, I really want to get going!” I was like, “Yeah, yeah, we’re doing that.” And so it was kind of like we’re already in line, it wasn’t, you know, a talk. For me, it’s nothing strategic except, you know, let’s do the right thing, let’s do what’s right for this next chapter,” he added.
The new F9 trailer has also renewed interest around the two-part finale that will conclude the saga, but Lin has confirmed that while they have been discussing it for years, it won’t go into production in 2021.
“I know we’ve been talking about the final chapter for about 10 years, and now that we’re starting to see it come to life, it’s very gratifying. We’ve been talking about for so long. So far, so good. It’s feeling like it’s the right feel, it’s the right move, it’s the right track,” he added.
F9 trailer also brings back many other familiar faces apart from Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) like Cipher (Charlize Theron), Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), Tej Parker (Ludacris), and Magdalene Shaw (Helen Mirren). Currently, Fast and Furious 9 is scheduled to open across cinemas in the US on 25th June and in the UK on 8th July.