"The plan has always been for the Fast & Furious universe to grow and expand".
Dwayne Johnson, meanwhile, will not be in the movie, according to the outlet. "But who knows, with Fast 10 and down the road, you never know". Series' star Vin Diesel teased the news earlier on Instagram.
John Cena is popping up in a lot of places, but none of them seem to be a WWE ring recently. Dwayne Johnson will not reprise his role as Luke Hobbs in Fast & Furious 9. It looks like he has another franchise to take on now and he's replacing The Rock.
For now, though, Universal is keeping mum about who John Cena will play, with Deadline only hearing that his character is a "badass".
Welcome to the family, John Cena.
While he's a big addition to the film franchise, one familiar face won't be there. Why, something just don't add up! That makes this the first Fast and Furious movie since Tokyo Drift not to be written by Chris Morgan.
Dan Casey is writing the screenplay from a story by Justin Lin.
Production gets underway this month, and Fast & Furious 9 (which I'm hoping will eventually have a title that continues the trend of this franchise's wildly inconsistent naming conventions) races into theaters on May 22, 2020.