Most fans don’t need help getting hyped for the next movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, but that’s not going to stop Vin Diesel from trying anyway.
The actor has posted a brand new behind-the-scenes look today at the team behind the upcoming Fast and Furious 9. Diesel, who’s portrayed Dom Toretto in all but one of the Fast films, is known for a large social media presence that often promotes his upcoming projects. The FF films especially seem to have a massive online following, with stars like Diesel, Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson all taking to their various social media accounts to build the brand and interact with fans.
In Diesel’s latest post, the actor shared an image of himself along with director Justin Lin and Daniel Casey and Chris Morgan. It’s captioned as follows:
“Justin Lin and the writing team are so committed… one can’t help but to be excited to make magic.”
Fast & Furious 9 is deep in development, though shooting hasn’t officially started. Just last month, Diesel revealed (on Instagram, of course) that John Cena had joined the cast in an undisclosed role. It sounds like he’ll likely fill a hole left by Dwayne Johnson, who’s not expected to return.
Don’t worry about him though, as his character’s own Fast and Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw, is headed to theaters later this year. Meanwhile, another spinoff starring Charlize Theron’s villainous Cipher is also in the works, so fans won’t have to wait long in between movies to get their Fast fix.
It’s been a wild ride to watch the Fast and Furious franchise blossom from a Day-Glo infused street racing movie into a multi-billion dollar franchise, but it’s such a fun series with a certain magic that just can’t be replicated. Most of that credit belongs to Diesel and the wonderful cast and crew that he’s slowly put together over 8 adrenaline-packed films, and nice to see him give them their moment in his social media spotlight. Hopefully, their collaboration will shine once more in Fast & Furious 9, which is currently racing toward a May 22nd, 2020 release date.