F9 sets opening date and releases photos

(F9 is the ninth in the Fast and Furious saga)

No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past. However, they are allowed to change lanes when it comes to opening for a theatrical audience. And that is the case with F9, the ninth chapter in The Fast and the Furious saga that has endured for almost two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world.

Originally scheduled to open last year, the film was pushed back a year, due to COVID, to Memorial Day. Now plans for that have changed as many theaters (especially in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York) have yet to open.

Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon.

This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, this year’s The Suicide Squad).

F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster.

The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi.

Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.

Universal has provided Reel 360 with photos from the upcoming action film. And they are pretty rad. Look below:

Michelle Rodriguez as Letty in F9, directed by Justin Lin.

(from left) Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) in F9, directed by Justin Lin.

(from left) Dom (Vin Diesel) and Jakob (John Cena) in F9, directed by Justin Lin.

(from left) Director of photography Stephen F. Windon and director Justin Lin on the set of F9.

(from left) Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Dom (Vin Diesel) in F9, directed by Justin Lin.

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F9 stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, with Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Oscar winner Charlize Theron. 

The film  also features Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as new franchise character Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and a cameo by Reggaeton sensation Ozuna. F9 is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Justin Lin, Clayton Townsend and Samantha Vincent.