In April of this year, Vin Diesel teased about John Cena’s casting in the ninth installment of Fast & Furious on Instagram, and Universal officially confirmed that news today.
This is the first significant casting for the film which is much needed after Dwayne Johnson’s confirmation that he will not be returning. Someone that will be returning is director Justin Lin, who previously helmed four of the FF installments including Tokyo Drift, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, and the original Fast & Furious.
Dan Casey is writing the screenplay and Vin Diesel is producing through his company One Race Films. Production is expected to start later this month for a May 22, 2020 release.