It’s been a few years since we last saw the full Fast and Furious family on the big screen. The Fate of the Furious – perhaps better known as Fast 8 – hit theaters back in 2017 and was the first film in the franchise made after the death of Paul Walker. It was certainly an action-packed car flic worthy of its Fast predecessors, but it stretched reality even further than previous films had, and it was ultimately met with very mixed reviews. With three years to ponder the future, will the new film fare better?
Dom is daddy Dom now, and though he says he can’t live his life a quarter-mile at a time anymore, we suspect that will change real quick if his son is threatened. The trailer opens with the peaceful setting we saw early this week in the teaser clip, but from there the world goes all furious on us without any further mention of the youth. Instead, it turns out Dom has a younger brother played by John Cena in the flic. He also doesn’t seem to like Dom very much, but being a Toretto, he has a penchant for – you guessed it – driving fast. He also has some connection to Charlize Theron’s Cipher, who was the main baddie in Fast 8. So in a nutshell, there’s your plot.
Gallery: Fast and Furious 9 Trailer
Of course, mixed in with this basic premise is the familiar Fast family of Tej, Roman, Letty, Mia, Ramsey, and holy smokes, even Tokyo drifter Han (played by Sung Kang) is magically back from the dead. Apparently he wasn’t blown up after all, and we even see him rocking an orange Toyota Supra in some sideways action. We also see a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero, a Dodge Charger using a rope to swing across a massive cavern, and a futuristic jet magnetically picking up a Mustang in flight. So yeah, it’s a Fast and Furious movie.
We expect there will be more trailers in the future, but this first look certainly is interesting. Fast 9 hits theaters on May 22.