So this should more accurately be called a second, third, or fourth glance, but considering how COVID-19 hit the reset button on so many projects (including this one), I think we’ll let it slide. Despite still not knowing the exact title (is it “F9”, “Fast & Furious 9”, “The Fast Saga”, all of the above), I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. Now Universal has dropped a new action-packed trailer in anticipation of its upcoming June release.
The family’s all back including some surprising old faces and a couple of new ones. The trailer gives us exactly what we expect from a “Fast & Furious” flick – fast cars, big set pieces, ridiculous over-the-top action, and Michelle Rodriguez yelling “DOM!!!”. John Cena (closely following the ‘How to Be the Next Dwayne Johnson’ playbook) enters the franchise as Vin Diesel’s pouty-faced brother and Charlize Theron returns as the bob-haired baddie with a score to settle. It also marks the return of director Justin Lin who last worked on the franchise in 2013. Big, loud, unabashedly silly – it’s a formula that has worked wonders for the series and with “F9” it looks like they are sticking with what works.
“F9: Fast & Furious 9” opens in theaters June 25th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.