Back in April, Vin Diesel talked about John Cena’s possible appearance in the upcoming Fast and Furious movie. And now, we finally have a confirmation that the WWE star will in fact star in the next installment in the series. At the time however, it’s unclear how big of a role Cena will play in the upcoming movie.
Confirmation regarding Cena’s involvement in the upcoming movie was first reported by Deadline. Although we will have to wait to find out more about the upcoming movie, it will mark the second installment in the new trilogy started following the release of last Fast and Furious movie.
While surprising, the latest news doesn’t come as a shock as several wrestlers have become household names over last couple of years. While Dwayne Johnson remains to be the biggest star who transitioned from WWE to the big screen, Dave Bautista has established himself with his recent roles in titles set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fast and Furious 9 will be directed by Justin Lin and currently set for a release date of May 22, 2020. The movie will be followed by Fast and Furious 10 which has a 2021 release date. As for this year, the series’ first spin-off Hobbs & Shaw (starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham) will premiere on August 2 later this year.
As we head to the release of the upcoming movie, more details regarding Fast & Furious 9 are likely to come out during the promotional events.