It’s hard to believe that it was almost two full decades ago that THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise was born, but the reality is that the brand has become one of the biggest in all of Hollywood. The last few installments have been some of the hugest hits of their respective release years, and things are only expanding thanks to spin-offs like this summer’s HOBBS & SHAW. Next up, though, fans will get to experience another taste of the main series with the forthcoming debut of FAST & FURIOUS 9.
But what do we know about this project? Who is involved? When can we see it? We have all of that information and more for you below, so read on and learn everything we know so far about FAST & FURIOUS 9.
Fast & Furious 9 Release Date
Usually there is at least one full year between installments of the FAST & FURIOUS franchise, but that’s not the case this time around. The studio is wasting absolutely no time putting this one out and have scheduled its theatrical run starting just nine months after HOBBS & SHAW. You’ll be able to see FAST & FURIOUS 9 on the big screen everywhere starting on May 22, 2020.
Fast & Furious 9 Trailer
FAST & FURIOUS 9 may be coming out way sooner than expected, but the marketing team sadly hasn’t kicked things into high gear just yet, and so a trailer does not yet exist. Star Vin Diesel has been very active on social media during the production of the movie, regularly sharing videos from set and providing updates for fans on what’s being shot, but Universal Pictures has not yet released any official footage from the upcoming movie.
Fast & Furious 9 Story
Part of being one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood means that secrets have to be kept very close to the vest. It’s true for Marvel movies; it’s true for STAR WARS and James Bond movies; and it’s true for FAST & FURIOUS movies. Sadly, though, that leaves us without many details about the plot of the forthcoming release. Actually, we have heard absolutely nothing about the story that will play out in FAST & FURIOUS 9, but we do know that Chris Morgan, who has written all of the blockbusters since THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT, is scripting the project along with co-writer Daniel Casey.
Fast & Furious 9 Director
Justin Lin was THE director of the FAST & FURIOUS franchise for a considerable spell; between 2006 and 2013, he directed four installments in the franchise: THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT, FAST & FURIOUS, FAST FIVE, AND FAST & FURIOUS 6. For a minute, Lin decided to step away from the helm to direct STAR TREK BEYOND while James Wan and F. Gary Gray directed FURIOUS 7 and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, respectively. But now Justin Lin is back in the driver’s seat for FAST & FURIOUS 9, and he’s also attached to direct the developing FAST & FURIOUS 10.
Fast & Furious 9 Returning Stars
In the last 18 years, the cast of the FAST & FURIOUS franchise has changed a whole lot, but still there are many stars who keep coming back movie after movie. Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez are the only actors still playing their parts from the original film, but there are plenty of others who signed on for one of the sequels since and have repeatedly shown up in more installments — and it’s a pretty impressive list. Confirmed to be joining the aforementioned three in FAST & FURIOUS 9 are Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel and Charlize Theron, and it’s possible there will be more surprise familiar faces included in the story as well.
Fast & Furious 9 New Franchise Stars
It just wouldn’t be a new sequel in the FAST & FURIOUS franchise if FAST & FURIOUS 9 didn’t introduce some amazing new superstars to the ensemble cast, and the film definitely isn’t going to disappoint. Specifically, the franchise has brought on both John Cena and Michael Rooker to play roles in the blockbuster. We know that the latter is going to be playing a character named Buddy, but that’s about the full extent of knowledge we currently have about the new parts.
Be on the lookout for FAST & FURIOUS 9 when it hits AMC theatres next spring.