John Cena Confirmed for Fast and Furious 9!

John Cena Confirmed for Fast and Furious 9!

John Cena confirmed for Fast and Furious 9!

Back in April Vin Diesel hinted that Fast and Furious 9 would recruit John Cena (Bumblebee, Blockers) to co-star, theoretically to fill the gap left by Dwayne Johnson. Now Deadline has confirmed that Cena will indeed join Dom Toretto and his crew, reportedly playing “a badass.” 

Cena is following a similar career trajectory as Dwayne Johnson, going from WWE wrestler to “franchise Viagra” in movies. Having recently appeared in the Transformers franchise, he will soon play a part in the DC Extended Universe for The Suicide Squad, where he is rumored to portray The Peacemaker.

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Fast and Furious 9 was originally set to hit theaters on April 19, but was pushed back a year to make room for the first spin-off in the series, Hobbs & Shaw, which is now scheduled to hit theaters on August 2. As a result, Fast and Furious 9 will be getting a May 22, 2020 release with Justin Lin set to return to directing in the franchise, having directed the third through sixth installments.

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Dan Casey will pen the screenplay from a story by Justin Lin. Production is set to start later this month.

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