In 2018, wrestler and actor John Cena had expressed his desire to be a part of the Fast and Furious franchise and star alongside his WWE partner Dwayne Johson. He told Entertainment Weekly, "That stuff is beyond my control, but I would absolutely love that opportunity. That, for me, would be a dream. I'm never really like, 'Oh, I'd like to work with this person,' but I just think between our chemistry in the live performance setting, there's something certainly there with The Rock. So that would be my one name on the wish list."
And his wish has just got fulfilled as the report from Deadline Hollywood stated that he has joined Vin Diesel in the ninth installment of The Fast and Furious franchise. John himself confirmed the news on Twitter and tweeted, "For nearly 20 years, the Fast Franchise has entertained fans and created some of the biggest cinematic moments in history. It’s an incredible honor to join this franchise and this family."
While we are extremely happy to know that John has joined this ensemble, reports suggest that Dwayne Johnson will not be a part of the franchise as he is already working in the spin-off of the franchise, Hobbs and Shaw. The film is expected to go on floors in the coming weeks and is scheduled to hit the screens in 2020.
Actress Michelle Rodriguez is returning to the film, who threatened to exit the franchise if no female writer was added to the film. The actress said, "Yeah, I’m gonna do 9. Donna [Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures] came on board, the woman came on board at the studio, and agreed to have that female voice on board so the guys aren’t basically interpreting that female voice on paper. ‘Cause it’s annoying, I rewrite all my stuff! I’m tired of being a writer and an actress, you know? It’s kind of cool that I had that freedom, but it’s frivolous."
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