WATCH: ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ Trailer 2, Vin Diesel Describes How He Met John Cena
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WATCH: ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ Trailer 2
The trailer for “F9: The Fast Saga” is now available, and it continues to generate a lot of conversation about the newest installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Former WWE Champion John Cena will have a featured role in the movie, as he will play Dominic Toretto’s brother, Jakob. The film’s release date is currently set for June 25, 2021.
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Vin Diesel On Meeting John Cena
After the release of the trailer, Vin Diesel, who stars in the “Fast & Furious” franchise as Dominic Toretto, spoke with Extra. He shared the story of how John Cena landed the role as Dominic’s brother and explained how he thought, in some ways, it was a miracle.
“I met with John [Cena], when I was, we had started talking about the brother role way early on,” said Diesel. “When it came time to cast, that became a riddle that was so hard to answer. Every actor was on the table. Every actor was thought about because I’m multicultural, every single actor could be my brother. So to carefully address the overall methodology because there’ll be answers in ‘Fast 10’ that will even explain or mystify you more.
“The moment, it happened in two seconds, the idea of John Cena came up. I had a dojo, I shrine, a Dom shrine where I would go and get into character, get into that Dom state of mind. It had all the ‘Fast’ memorabilia, it had weights, and it was a training center to get ready for the movie. He came in one day to meet me. And I gotta tell you, and it sounded crazy at the time, and it probably still sounds crazy, I had felt because I like to be in tune, I had felt that Paul Walker sent him into the shrine. And I didn’t question it at all. And I didn’t question it all.”
— ExtraTV (@extratv) April 14, 2021