Delayed more than a year due to the pandemic, the latest Fast and the Furious adventure is finally ready to hit the gas.
F9 features the return of director Justin Lin, who helmed four consecutive installments from 2006's Tokyo Drift to 2013's Fast & Furious 6. That was also the last appearance of Han (Sung Kang), who was presumed dead after a car crash caused by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). But now the family is back together for another absurd mission. Based on the teaser at the end, the crew may not quite make it to outer space, but will at least push the limits of the atmosphere.
John Cena plays this outing's big bad. The former wrestler plays Jakob, Dom's heretofore unseen brother. He's a thief, assassin and racecar driver (sure) who's ready to thwart Dom's attempts to stop him from executing the nefarious plans of Cipher. She's played by Charlize Theron, reprising her role from The Fate of the Furious (2017). Also joining the cast are Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and rapper Cardi B. Making return appearances are Helen Mirren (The Fate of the Furious) and Shane Black (Tokyo Drift).
F9 opens in theaters on June 25.