John Cena will soon be seen (pun intended) in the long-running 'Fast and the Furious' franchise. Sources have confirmed that the WWE superstar is indeed joining the 'F&F' franchise as its newest cast member. Universal Studios, which owns the franchise. has confirmed that the 'Bumblebee' star is officially a lock to join the franchise.
WWE star Cena’s character is currently under wraps, and the only word coming is that he plays ‘a badass’ character.
It may be mentioned that actor Vin Diesel had teased about John Cena’s casting in the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious back in April on Instagram. Meanwhile, it has been reported that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will not be seen in the next installment. Johnson will team-up with Jason Statham in the David Leitch-directed 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw', which is a spin-off.
Taking to Twitter, Cena said that he is "honored" to join the franchise. "For nearly 20 years, the Fast Franchise has entertained fans and created some of the biggest cinematic moments in history. It’s an incredible honor to join this franchise and this family", he wrote.
The Fast and the Furious is an American media franchise centered on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and espionage. The franchise also includes short films, a television series, live shows, and theme park attractions. It is distributed by Universal Pictures.
The first film was released in 2001, which began the original trilogy of films focused on racing, and culminated in the standalone film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). The series then went under a soft reboot with Fast & Furious (2009), which transitioned the series toward heists and espionage, and concluded with The Fate of the Furious (2017). Two final films are planned, and are set to be released in 2020, and 2021, respectively.
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