With the Fast and Furious franchise’s Hobbs & Shaw spin-off hitting the big screen this August, now comes a piece of casting news for the already-confirmed Fast and Furious 9.
Following on from earlier rumours, Deadline has now revealed that John Cena has signed on for a key role in the ninth of the main Fast and Furious pictures.
Much like Fast and Furious franchise fave Dwayne Johnson, Cena is a multiple-time WWE Champion who is now in the midst of making the full-time jump to the acting world. Having initially starred in bland actioners such as The Marine and 12 Rounds, this past year has seen Cena impress in the likes of Bumblebee, Blockers and Ferdinand.
Originally, Fast and Furious 9 was pegged for a release this past April, although that release date was pushed back by a year in order to accommodate the aforementioned Hobbs & Shaw. As such, the Justin Lin-helmed Fast and Furious 9 is now set for a May 2020 release.