It’s been for such a long time since Fast & Furious 9, or F9, was expected to be released, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about it totally. A few years ago, The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray proposed in an interview that the franchise may be going to space.
At that point, we really didn’t know whether he was kidding or not. It’s been cleverly proposed for quite a while that space is the next logical step for the perpetually strange film series, yet doubtlessly, we figured, they will not go there? In light of the most recent trailer for F9, they totally will.
Close to the furthest limit of the smashy, explosion-filled three-and somewhat minute video, we see Roman Pearce and Tej Parker in what seems to be a Pontiac Fiero tied with a few rockets. This isn’t the first time when we’ve seen a rocket-powered Fiero in a Fast & Furious film, yet this time, the supporters are greater, and the vehicle is being dropped by a military cargo plane far up in the sky.
Pearce and Parker, both wearing diving suits, blast up into the clouds similarly as the trailer closes. Absurd? Indeed, yet seemingly no more so than a chase between a submarine and a fleet of supercars or The Rock hooking a live torpedo, the two of which were portrayed in the last F&F film.
It’ll additionally be a long way from the solitary silly thing in the film. In the trailer we likewise see a vehicle getting caught mid-air by a futuristic aircraft, and a Toyota GT86 being moved through a building by a giant magnet. Maybe the most unreasonable thing of all, however, is British actress Helen Mirren’s character Magdalene Shaw referring to a handbrake through the American name. Let’s go, we can just suspend our skepticism up until this point.
We’ll have been waiting for F9 for some time when it’s released. It was initially to turn out in 2019 before Universal prodded it to 2020 to clear a path for Hobbs & Shaw. Coronavirus implied that a 2020 window wasn’t to be either, prompting a 2021 release which has moved a few times as well.
All being admirable, F9 will be out on 25 June in the USA, with UK fans holding up until 8 July.
Justin Lin, the man behind Tokyo Drift and the procedure three F&F films, has gotten back to coordinate F9. He’ll stay in the director’s chair for the tenth and eleventh installments which will close the ‘Fast Saga’.