Finally, we’re seeing the most important moment of the weekend. Alright, make that the second-most important moment, since the whole Super Bowl thing is happening, but not-entirely-unrelated to that, the first Fast & Furious 9 trailer has arrived. Clearly, this entire situation is out of control, given that the trailer is helping to launch an event weekend with a concert in Miami where Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, Ozuna, and Ludacris are all delivering musical performances. Is this a Miami concert event with no Pitbull involved? Allegedly, that’s the case, although he might crash Jennifer Lopez’s halftime show. In the meantime, yes, let’s check out the trailer.
It’s all worthwhile, but the big reveal in the final moments is … whoa.
Han is back? Well, that’s unexpected. Sung Kang’s character, to everyone’s knowledge, died in a collision during The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. From there, there’s no space walk, but there is a magnet plane. And John Cena is playing Dom’s grudge-filled brother.
We’re not convinced that there won’t be a space walk, eventually, in what’s now being referred to as the Fast Saga, but it sure looks like no one is wearing astronaut helmets this time around. We already saw the heartfelt teaser (released by Vin Diesel) of Dominic and Letty enjoying relative domesticity with the latter vowing not to life his existence “a quarter mile at a time” anymore. I think we can all guess how that’s gonna go, but no one watches this franchises for surprise twists.
Oh, and the ruckus isn’t over yet. This concert did livestream on Twitter from the Hard Rock Stadium (the same venue the Super Bowl), but it will also air as part of NBC’s The Road to F9: Fast & Furious Fan Fest special on Friday at 9:00 p.m. EST. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, and John Cena were all on hand, along with director Justin Lin, so any fan will want to tune in.