See how the film's craziest car stunts were filmed.
Fast & Furious gets a lot of flack for its far-fetched action scenes. Since the franchise changed direction into a globe-trotting action series with cars, every film must outdo the last in the action department. How do you outdo the crazy car hacking scene and submarine chase in 'Fate of the Furious?' By blasting a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero into space and using giant magnets to cause carnage, if the trailers for 'Fast & Furious 9' are anything to go by.
However, this latest video takes us behind the scenes to remind us that, while there are some CGI enhancements, most of the car stunts are done for real.
A lot of carnage is crammed into the short video showing us how the practical car stunts were filmed. We get to see a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R and a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody drive through explosions, SUVs demolish rows of parked cars, and a giant armored truck push vehicles around like Hot Wheels toys.
In another scene, a NASCAR race car flips high into the air and explodes into a massive fireball. Look closely, and you'll notice the racing driver's helmet has "Toretto" lettering - this is most likely a flashback scene showing the death of Dominic Toretto's father. Long-time fans may remember Dom mentioned his father died in a racing accident in the original 'Fast & Furious' film, but it looks like we'll get to see what happened in 'Fast 9.' These stunts take a lot of time to prepare and execute: the four-second stunt where a Toyota 86 gets pushed through a building took eight months to prepare and four days to shoot.
'Fast 9' is roaring into US theaters on June 25, but the franchise won't end there. Vin Diesel has confirmed the main films will end after Fast 11, but spin-offs including 'Letty' starring Michelle Rodriguez, will keep the lucrative franchise alive for a very long time.
The ninth film will introduce new characters while also reuniting old members of the Fast family. John Cena plays Jakob, Dominic Toretto's vengeful brother, while Han will return after being presumed dead in 'Tokyo Drift.' Hopefully, Dwayne Johnson will also return in 'Fast 10'.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Vin Diesel also hinted that Eva Mendes could reprise her role as agent Monica Fuentes from '2Fast 2Furious' in the tenth film. "We'll just wait for 10. Let's just say, the fact that you guys know that the studio is saying, 'we can't cover all this ground that needs to be covered in just one movie.' You can only imagine what is to come," he said.