Much like almost every high-profile movie of 2020, Fast and Furious 9 shifted gears to move the release date to Spring 2021. While it remains unclear if cinemas worldwide will be able to safely reopen by May, the trailers so far have certainly been jam-packed with action and revelations with John Cena's character being revealed as a previously never mentioned before Toretto. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Vin Diesel has spoken passionately about what fans can expect from the movie.
"One of the compelling aspects of Fast is this backstory that we were introduced to literally 20 years ago, and that always has had its cloak of obscurity. We always wanted to know a bit more about the origins. And I think that a franchise has to earn the right to go back in-depth into a backstory, and I hope Fast & Furious has done just that. I feel like the instinct or desire to go into the backstory, almost the origin story, was something compelling for everybody."
The trailer was deemed too revealing by some fans who felt it gave away too much, but Diesel has promised we "haven't seen anything yet".
"You see a lot in the trailer, but you haven't seen anything yet — and that's exciting. It is going to be a special day when that audience is back in the movie theater, celebrating the ninth chapter of this saga that they've been so loyal to. There's so much more."
Perhaps the biggest revelation of the interview was that Helen Mirren would finally get behind the wheel of a car, and Diesel proclaiming "It's so awesome. She gets to drive, and she gets to drive sleek". I would expect nothing less from Helen Mirren; she's practically royalty. Starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron. Fast and Furious 9 is due for release on May 28.