Fast and Furious is currently the ninth-highest-grossing film series of all time. With a combined gross of just over £3.9 billion ($5bn), it’s no wonder a ninth movie is being added to the franchise. Fast and Furious 9, whose details have yet to be revealed, has added a familiar face to its cast. Express.co.uk has all the details on who will star in the cast of Fast and Furious 9.
Who is in Fast and Furious 9 cast?
John Cena, the WWE star turned actor, has been added to the roster for Fast and Furious 9.
Cena recently appeared in the wildly successful Transformers reboot Bumblebee.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Cena discussed his addition to the cast.
He said: “There are countless ways to describe the upside of an opportunity like this.
“First and foremost, I’m a car guy, and that is what the franchise was built off of.
“They have a way of weaving this family narrative and making it a truly successful and globally reaching franchise.
“They’re also known for delivering the larger-than-life action and continue to outdo themselves, but they never shy away from story and the narrative that they’ve developed.
“They’re constantly redefining the franchise but not redefining the ethos.
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“Literally, I’m surrounded by a group of people who are better than I am and such skilled people with so much experience, so what a great environment to learn from.
“It really is a tremendous opportunity,” Cena said right after the casting announcement earlier in June.
Cena will join the cast alongside Vin Diesel, the actor behind franchise favourite Dom, who teased the WWE star’s involvement back in April.
According to Cena, this social media stunt from Diesel helped garner support for him joining the film.
Cena said: “I certainly owe a thanks to Vin Diesel as well. Because he sent out a social media message kind of alluding to the fact that opportunity may be real, but at the time it certainly was not.
“And his message had a lot of weight and appeal to it.
“I guess that kind of got this avalanche of opportunity rolling, and I’m just really happy to get the chance.
“I give everybody who is attached to the franchise and who enjoys the franchise the promise that you will get my absolute best.”
Fellow WWE superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was rumoured to be joining the cast as he is involved in the soon-to-be released Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
However, he does not look like he will be making an appearance.
Michelle Rodriguez will star as Letty Ortiz, while Jordan Brewster will play Mia Loretto.
Tyres Gibson will star as Roman Pearce, joined by Lex Elle as Sergeant Reyes and Krzysztof ‘Kris’ Mardula as a thug.
Justin Lin, who directed four of the Fast and Furious movies, will return to direct the ninth instalment.
Keep your eyes here as more details about Fast and Furious 9 are released.
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