Last January, the first trailer for Fast & Furious 9 (aka F9: The Fast Saga) dropped, and while it looked about as far removed from the street racing movies that started this franchise, it still looked like fun. At the time, F9 was slated to be released in May 2020.. but then the pandemic struck and threw those plans right out the window.
But now things are back on track, with Universal releasing a new trailer to whet your appetite, along with an official release date of June 25, 2021.
Here’s the synopsis for F9: The Fast Saga:
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).
It’s funny that for someone that’s all about “family”, we’ve gone 8 movies without any mention of evil brother Jakob before. And then there’s the whole bit about Han (Sung Kang) somehow returning from the dead after all these years. Not that I’m mad about that, Han is super cool, and it’ll be great to see him back in action with the rest of the crew.. and eating chips. 🙂
“Han is an integral character in this franchise,” star and producer Vin Diesel told EW of Han’s surprise return. “If you remember, he’s kind of responsible for the away years of Dom Toretto. He’s the one doing jobs with him in Mexico, he’s the only one who knows where Dom is, and in many ways is the bridge for Dom when Dom comes back in Tokyo Drift. So there’s something very special and magical about the Han character. When you see the movie you’ll feel it, but I believe at the core it’s another testament to, not only don’t turn your back on family, but don’t give up on family. Without giving away the plot, that’s the theme: don’t give up on family.”
The film stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, and John Cena. F9 also features Cardi B as new franchise character Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and a cameo by Reggaeton sensation Ozuna. Justin Lin returns to direct, with a script from Daniel Casey.
F9 races into theaters on June 25, 2021.