Fast & Furious 9 director Justin Lin has described the upcoming movie as the “most ambitious film” in the series so far.
In a tweet announcing that the eagerly-anticipated action thriller had wrapped filming, he shared a photograph of one of the Panavision cameras used during the shoot.
Alongside it, he wrote: “This is by far the most ambitious film of the series and I am forever grateful to our amazing crew from London, Edinburgh, Tbilisi (Georgia), Phuket & Krabi (Thailand), and Los Angeles.”
Given what the series is known for, it’s easy to assume that Lin – who has directed the last four outings in the franchise and is already on board to direct the tenth – means that the stunts seen in Fast & Furious 9 are going to be even bigger.
But it’s hard to imagine how they could top the baddies in Fast & Furious 6 attempting to race an army tanker or Dwayne Johnson redirecting a torpedo with his bare hands.
There’s every chance he could be referring to the film’s star-studded cast, too. On top of regulars Vin Diesel, who is back as Dom Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel and Ludacris, it’s already been revealed that Jordana Brewster is reprising her role as Dom’s sister Mia and Charlize Theron will once again play Cypher.
Johnson has also hinted at a cameo for lawman Luke Hobbs and if that’s not enough, Fast & Furious 9 co-writer Chris Morgan previously teased that Luke Evans’ Owen Shaw – who was last seen in the eighth movie – may show up, too.
Fans are desperate to see Owen make an appearance after he was absent from spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, despite the movie centring on his brother Deckard (Jason Statham) and sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby).
Fast & Furious 9 will be released in UK cinemas on May 22, 2020.
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