F9 (2021) is the latest upcoming sequel to the blockbuster franchise of ‘Fast and Furious,’ directed and co-written by Justin Lin and Daniel Casey. The Fast and Furious series began in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Paul Walker. The franchise has since expanded to churn out eight direct sequels, one movie spinoff, and an animated TV series.
One of the most exciting things known about F9 is the creative team behind it. Daniel Casey is working on the screenplay, marking it the first time since 2 Fast 2 Furious that Chris Morgan is not attached. Also, Justin Lin is back to direct for the first film. It’s the first time since Fast & Furious 6 that Lin has directed a Fast cinema and his first directorial work since Star Trek Beyond. This will give a unique vibe to the F9 movie.
The main Fast & Furious film series will close out with two more movies, although the franchise as a whole will keep going with spinoffs like the Hobbs & Shaw sequel and a female-centric spinoff.
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker
John Cena as Jakob Toretto
Charlize Theron as Cipher
The story follows up after the events of The Fate of The Furious, and this time around, Dom has to come face to face with his brother Jakob, who’s after him along with Cipher.
The movie was initially scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 22, 2020, by Universal Pictures, but on March 12, the film was pushed back 11 months to April 2, 2021 pandemic. Finally, on October 2, 2020, the film moved to May 28, 2021.