The original tuning legend is back on the big screen.
Ever since the Mk4 generation Toyota Supra graced the silver screen in the 2001 film, The Fast and the Furious, it has been immortalized as a tuner car legend. In fact, many of the hero cars from the Fast franchise have risen in value but few are as coveted as the Supra, with prices skyrocketing to almost $200,000.
Much like the Supra itself, the Fast franchise has changed significantly since the early 2000s. The focus on racing culture has mostly been left behind in favor of huge explosions, world threating stakes, and lot's of punching - but don't worry, the cars are still important. The series is currently filming its ninth installment (excluding the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff) and the movie is set to feature a very important car. That's right, the Supra is making its return.
_pw40_ on Instagram posted photos from the film set of the 9th Fast and Furious movie. The film's locations include London, Hawaii, and Los Angeles (where the original took place) but these images come from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia (the country, not the US state). For the first time since the original was shot, there is finally a new Supra appearing in the movie.
This particular example is painted orange, much like the original car, but the 2000s-era graphics are nowhere to be found. Perhaps they will be added digitally during the editing process. One of the images shows at least two orange Supras being unloaded from a truck because it is not uncommon for a film to use multiple examples of a car for different scenes.
It is unknown who will drive the Supra in this upcoming film because Paul Walker, who drove the original, was tragically killed in a car accident back in 2013. John Cena will reportedly join the cast of the upcoming film, replacing Dwayne Johnson, so perhaps he will be tossed the keys to Toyota's latest sports car. Toyota doesn't currently offer an orange Supra from the factory so perhaps the company will announce a Fast and Furious-inspired special edition in the near future. Fast and Furious 9 is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2020.