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The hype train for Fast & Furious 9 has officially started. After years of anticipation, we'll finally get our first look at the new Fast & Furious film on Friday, January 31, when the first Fast 9 trailer drops as part of an event with live performances and appearances from cast members. But before then, Universal Studios has given us a sneak peek of the trailer in a short teaser clip. And it probably isn't what you're expecting.
Simply called "Things Change," the first Fast & Furious 9 teaser trailer is surprisingly tame. There are no fast cars, insane stunts, or explosions. Clearly, the bonkers action the series is best known for is being saved for the full trailer, which Vin Diesel has already confirmed will be four-minutes long.
The teaser reunites us with Dominic Toretto, who now has a son named Brian as a tribute to the late Paul Walker's character Brian O'Conner and is living life at a slower pace. "Things change. Now that I'm a father, I can't live my life a quarter of a mile at a time anymore," he says.
But trouble is brewing, as Michelle Rodriguez's character Letty hands over Dom's crucifix necklace to Brian as "protection for what's coming". Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but Cipher, the cyberterrorist played by Charlize Theron introduced in Fate of the Furious is expected to return to cause chaos for the Fast family.
Apart from a very brief glimpse of Dom's iconic 1970 Dodge Charger, the only vehicle that's prominently shown in the teaser is a tractor, which Dom uses to teach his son about car mechanics. However, leaked photos have shown the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra will make a triumphant return as a homage to the orange Supra Paul Walker drove in the original Fast & Furious film. A and mid-engine Dodge Charger will also appear in the film.
We also now know the film's title. A poster shared by Vin Diesel showing his character Dominic Toretto sitting on the hood of his car confirms the film will simply be called 'F9 The Fast Saga.' Directed by Justin Lin, F9 will screech into US theaters on May 22, 2020.