It’s been 20 years since we watched the first movie to the popular franchise and 9 movies during these 20 years – I am definitely older than the franchise by just a few years and finally, it’s happening in as much as it took this long with rumors spanning for over a long period of time.
The franchise has definitely over the years from what started off as a team of illegal street racers who ultimately turned into super soldiers responsible for saving the world (United States of America) countless times is now taking some matters to an oxygen strapped environment with oxygen tanks strapped onto them.
Although preexisting rumors spanning back to a few months ago were confirmed by one of the franchise’s stars Michelle Rodriguez, none of the creators of next year’s Fast & Furious 9 have outright confirmed anything explicitly.
In an interview on the SiriusXM program The Jess Cagle Show, series star Michelle Rodriguez (who plays the also formerly dead Lettie) fessed up when asked about the rumor. Read her full response below:
“Oh, no way. How did you guys find that out? See what happens? People start talking behind the scenes, man. When a movie doesn’t come out and forget about it, things get out. Nobody was supposed to know that…Oh, well, no, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not lucky enough to hit space, but we did get a female writer and showed a lot of love, I think, on this one. Thanks to…Justin Lin. We were able to, to find a little bit more attention and love for the girls in the movie. And so I’m really hopeful that that, that shows through in the final product.”
In addition to more nuanced female characters, the ninth F&F movie, officially titled F9, will see Dom and the rest of the Family square off against Dom’s long-lost brother played by the incomparable John Cena. It’ll also involve a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero which, as it turns out, may or may not end up fulfilling duties usually reserved for actual NASA-grade rockets. Oh, and Han is back. I can’t wait.