Fast & Furious 9 star John Cena has responded to the speculation that he’s playing a villain in the saga’s upcoming movie.
Last week, the movie’s first full-length trailer dropped at the Road to F9 event in Miami, where one of the most surprising moments was the introduction of Dom Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) long-lost brother Jakob (Cena).
The character was teased as one of Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) recruits, but is Jakob the franchise’s next villain? “We’ll leave it for the audience, we’ll leave it for the Fast family around the world to decide who’s bad and who’s good,” he teased in a recent interview.
“Keep in mind, the trailer shows just enough for you to have a ton of questions – and me not to be able to answer any of them!”In the same interview, Vin Diesel said that all characters in the Fast & Furious franchise are “multidimensional”, explaining, “That’s fair. You’re going to have to decide.”
With a little under four months to go until F9’s release, much of the movie’s plot remains shrouded in secrecy, but John Cena’s ‘Jakob Toretto’ is far from the only new character being introduced. Other new cast members include Michael Rooker, Cardi B, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett, Ozuna and Francis Ngannou. F9 will also bring back characters like Jordana Brewster’s ‘Mia Toretto’, Helen Mirren’s ‘Magdalene Shaw’, Lucas Black’s ‘Sean Boswell’ and Jason Tobin’s ‘Earl’.
Fast & Furious 9 races into theaters on May 22!