There's even a flying rocket made from an unlikely car.
When the first Fast & Furious 9 trailer landed last year, it dropped a few bombshells. Not only has John Cena joined the franchise to play Dominic Toretto's villainous brother Jakob who's out for revenge, but fan-favorite character Han somehow cheated death in Tokyo Drift (which canonically now takes place after Fast 6 in the timeline) . Since the ninth entry in the Fast saga was delayed due to the pandemic, fans have had to wait even longer to find out answers.
Thankfully, the wait is nearly over. If everything goes according to plan, Fast & Furious 9 will speed into theaters this June. To ease the wait, a second action-packed trailer has dropped, and there's plenty of vehicular mayhem and family-focused one-liners to get fans excited.
As we saw in the first trailer and the recent Superbowl TV spot, massive magnets will play a key role in the film, resulting in some creative carnage that would make Michael Bay weep with joy. In one destructive setpiece, a Toyota 86 gets pulled through a building and slams into a truck on the other side. This stunt took eight months to prepare. In another spectacular scene, Toretto uses the powerful magnet to send two SUVs smashing into a row of parked cars.
There are also some nice nods to the late Paul Walker: the trailer opens with a blue Nissan Skyline R34 and Han drives an orange Toyota GR Supra reminiscent of the Supra driven by Paul Walker in the first Fast & Furious film. Sadly, it looks like the GR Supra won't survive in one piece as we see it get crushed by a huge armored truck that flips over.
Just when you thought the franchise couldn't get any more far-fetched, Fast & Furious 9 will take the franchise to absurd new heights. Literally.
Remember the rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero in the first trailer? The second trailer shows it flying high in the sky, making the car parachute stunt in Furious 7 look tame. Does this confirm rumors that the franchise will blast off into outer space? Roman and Tej's crude rocket suits certainly suggest so, but we'll have to wait until Fast 9 opens in theaters on June 25 to find out. At this point, we have to wonder if there will be any surprises left in the film.