After two decades of global box office domination, the Fast and Furious saga returns with its ninth installment, and its hero Vin Diesel considers that in this new adventure, he sent his friend (and soul brother) Paul Walker – who died in 2013 – to the new villain, wrestler and actor John Cena. Who will be Dominic Toretto’s brother.
“Justin (Lee, director) and I have two brothers, so we started playing with this idea (about a bad brother) years before this film selection process began. Brotherly love, and its complexity at times, creates a very interesting dynamic from a narrative point of view,” Diesel said before launching a trailer for this new version.
After deciding that they were going to take a brother’s story in this new installment, the actor said the complicated thing was choosing who could play this character, so it occurred to him one day that he would take Cena to an altar he had dedicated to his character and where he believed Paul Walker’s spirit told him the fighter was the person.
“I usually go (to the altar to Toretto) to train and meditate and access the necessary mental space every time I have to translate it again. I remember seeing John come. They’ll think I’m crazy, but I remember feeling Pablo, Paul Walker sent it. On the same night I spoke with Justin and I told him that my bravery and heart told me this was written and it should be this character. “
Months ago it was announced that this saga would conclude with the tenth installment of Fast and Furious. And so, after more than 20 years on the big screen, these characters will bid farewell to and be in a movie split into two volumes.
“Dominic Toretto’s family on screen also became my family outside of it, which was a blessing. Who knows what the future will bring? What I can say is that for a long time we have known where these myths should end, at least in their first phase. We were clear about what the end would be.” So I’m really excited about Fast 10.1 and Fast 10.2, but it’s bittersweet because I hope I can continue working with these people for the rest of my life. “