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John Cena joins Fast & Furious 9 cast

April 30th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Vin Diesel has found his replacement for Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming Fast & Furious 9.

Posting on his instagram, the star is talking from his gym (the Toretto gym, don’t you know?) and had this to say: “I’m always thinking Fast, and thinking about the responsibility, and making something iconic and deserving of your loyalty.

“I know this sounds crazy, but every blue moon I feel like Pablo up there sends me someone. Another soldier for the fight for truth. Today, someone came by the Toretto gym that speaks to what Pablo would have brought me. All love, always.”

Pablo is, of course, the late Paul Walker and the new face is Bumblebee star John Cena.

What role Cena will play in the new movie is unknown but given that Johnson and Diesel have had a major fallout, we can assume he’ll step into that role in some way.

So with Cena going this and the news a few days ago that Keanu Reeves may have joined the cast of Hobbs & Shaw, it’s been a big week for the Fast & Furious franchise…

Fast & Furious 9 is due next summer and see the return of director Justin Lin, who made the franchise the phenomenal it is today with  Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast 5 and Fast 6 unde his belt. It will also see . As well Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Michelle Rodriguez jong Cena and Diesel.

We can’t wait…

 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….