‘Fast and the Furious’ is Finally Going to Space – in a Pontiac Fiero
F9 got pushed back more than a year so we can all see all of the maximum amounts of ridiculousness on a big screen.
The franchise started out as a way to get the street racing trend onto the big screen in its ninth movie. It’s gone from cars sliding under 18-wheelers and fists fights to tanks and submarines. F9 is poised to be more outlandish and action-packed than its predecessors.
If the rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero wasn’t enough for you – they’re going to shoot it into space with Roman and Tej wearing homemade spacesuits. In an interview with HR, director Justin Lin even talked to some folks that actually work in aerospace about it.
“I’m on the phone with scientists, learning about fuel and physics. It was great, having the scientists on the other line going, ‘Wait, what? What are you trying to do?’ I love it.”
When you’re making what is likely going to be the last movie in the main franchise, you go all out.
Don’t ask why you need a steering wheel… you just do.
I didn’t really need a new trailer for this – let’s be honest, I didn’t need a first one. I’m in. I’ve seen all of them in the theater, not about to stop now. The story really doesn’t matter, but here it is anyway.
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob.
Justin Lin is back in the driver’s seat and the core cast is back – with the addition of John Cena, Cardi B, and Ozuna. Yes, that’s Sung Kang. The story will take the crew all over (and above) the globe, and expect to see old friends and enemies show up.
F9 speeds into theaters on Jun 25th.