Can Fast & Furious 9 save movie theaters?
Not long after the most recent trailer showed a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero blasting off into space, yet another new 'Fast & Furious 9' trailer has dropped ahead of the film's release in June. In this trailer, however, Vin Diesel has an important message for Fast & Furious fans.
Whereas most major blockbusters are being released on streaming services and theaters simultaneously this year, the only way you will be able to watch 'Fast & Furious 9' is on the big screen. Movie theaters have been hit hard by the pandemic, so Vin Diesel is urging people to help save them by watching 'Fast 9' on the big screen.
"There's nothing like that moment when the lights go down, the projector ignites, and we believe," says Diesel. "After staying apart for so long, it's time to come back together." If there's one film franchise that has the potential to save movie theaters, it's Fast & Furious.
What started as a low-budget film about an undercover cop infiltrating a group of street racers is now one of the highest-grossing action film franchises of all time: the last two mainline films, Furious 7 and The Fate of The Furious, grossed over a billion dollars, so it's safe to assume 'Fast 9' will be a huge hit. The film's spectacular stunts were also made to be watched on the largest screen possible. Most of the footage in the new trailer is recycled, but it does treat us to a few new scenes.
We get an extended look at the climactic stunt shown in the first trailer, in which a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat jumps off a broken bridge and swings on a rope Tarzan-style. The trailer confirms the stunt doesn't end well, as the Charger clips the edge of a cliff and rolls over spectacularly. Of course, Toretto and Letty survive this serious crash without a scratch and joke about it.
We just hope the lengthy trailers haven't spoiled every stunt and plot twist: we already know that Han somehow survived the fiery crash in Tokyo Drift caused by Jason Statham's character Deckard Shaw and that Dom has a secret brother called Jakob played by John Cena, who is out for revenge and has conveniently never been mentioned in any of the previous films. Let's hope there are still some surprises to look forward to in Fast 9, which races to US theaters on June 25.