Fast & Furious

Watch: New Fast & Furious 9 Trailer Recaps The Whole Saga

Nobody could have predicted when Rob Cohen's The Fast and the Furious was released in the summer of 2001 that the franchise would still be going strong 20 years later. The first installment was a $38 million action thriller with a plot that's pretty much exactly the same as Point Break, and there was absolutely no indication that it would eventually evolve into a series of $200 million globetrotting epics that cornered the market on the most insane vehicular carnage possible.

Nobody could have predicted when Rob Cohen’s The Fast and the Furious was released in the summer of 2001 that the franchise would still be going strong 20 years later. The first installment was a $38 million action thriller with a plot that’s pretty much exactly the same as Point Break, and there was absolutely no indication that it would eventually evolve into a series of $200 million globetrotting epics that cornered the market on the most insane vehicular carnage possible.

Recommended Videos

It’s been a wild ride to get to this point, and the brand has only gone from strength to strength in the decade since Fast Five saw the mythology pivot away from any semblance of grounded reality and into high-octane and preposterously entertaining blockbuster territory. Now, fourteen months later than intended, Fast & Furious 9 is finally coming to theaters on June 25th, and the marketing campaign is starting to kick into high gear.

As well as the previous eight movies returning to cinemas every week free of charge on Fast Fridays, Vin Diesel recently fronted a new promo reinforcing how important the theatrical experience has been for over a century. The latest trailer for F9, though, is essentially a Greatest Hits package, recapping the property’s main selling points of cars, guns, explosions, banter and of course, family.

The box office is still in a fairly precarious position due to the lasting effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, but the success of Godzilla vs. Kong and Mortal Kombat has shown that there are definitely signs of life. Besides, if any big budget series can ride to the rescue and resuscitate a stagnant industry, it’s the universally popular Fast & Furious, and all the footage we’ve seen so far points to the craziest outing yet for the gang.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Read Article Everything to know about ‘The Strangers: Chapter 2’
Froy Gutierrez as “Ryan” and Madelaine Petsch as “Maya” in The Strangers Chapter 1
Read Article Sorry Chris Pratt, but Glen Powell has already written his name all over your ideal DC role
Chris Pratt attends the Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Garfield Movie" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 19, 2024 in Hollywood, California/Glen Powell attends the premiere of Netflix's "Hit Man" & Glen Powell's induction into the Texas Film Hall Of Fame at The Paramount Theatre on May 15, 2024
Read Article Nicolas Cage’s ‘Longlegs’ release date, plot, cast, and more
Maika Monroe in Longlegs
Read Article Review: Glen Powell may be a cinematic snack, but his career-best ‘Hit Man’ is a full-blown meal
Glen Powell as Gary Johnson and Adria Arjona as Madison Masters in 'Hit Man'.
3.5 stars
Related Content
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Read Article Everything to know about ‘The Strangers: Chapter 2’
Froy Gutierrez as “Ryan” and Madelaine Petsch as “Maya” in The Strangers Chapter 1
Read Article Sorry Chris Pratt, but Glen Powell has already written his name all over your ideal DC role
Chris Pratt attends the Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Garfield Movie" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 19, 2024 in Hollywood, California/Glen Powell attends the premiere of Netflix's "Hit Man" & Glen Powell's induction into the Texas Film Hall Of Fame at The Paramount Theatre on May 15, 2024
Read Article Nicolas Cage’s ‘Longlegs’ release date, plot, cast, and more
Maika Monroe in Longlegs
Read Article Review: Glen Powell may be a cinematic snack, but his career-best ‘Hit Man’ is a full-blown meal
Glen Powell as Gary Johnson and Adria Arjona as Madison Masters in 'Hit Man'.
3.5 stars
Author
Scott Campbell
News, reviews, interviews. To paraphrase Keanu Reeves; Words. Lots of words.