The Fast & Furious franchise is undoubtedly one of the most popular action franchises to have ever been released in movie theatres. Many fans would agree that it is essentially Vin Diesel’s series at this point as Dominic Toretto, but Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner character was more important in the grand scheme of things according to many.
Walker’s character appeared in six of the first seven movies before he tragically lost his life in a car accident over seven years ago. Due to his sudden demise, the ending to Fast 7 was drastically changed and delayed production as well. The ending to the movie gave an emotional sendoff to Walker’s character,
The latest film in the franchise Fast & Furious 9 will feature 16-time World Champion John Cena as a villain. Back in April, Vin Diesel had stated that Paul Walker sent John Cena to act in the film.
While speaking to Insider, John Cena reacted to what Vin Diesel said about him, with Cena saying that he was very flattered by Diesel’s words.
“I think that’s the most flattering thing that someone in the Fast Family could possibly say. The origin of Vin’s comments, I think Vin is so much better to answer that than me.
Hearing something like that, man. Certainly, you have expectations to want to do your best. The importance and the gravity of a statement like that is not lost on me.”
John Cena is set to star in Fast & Furious 9 as he will portray the role of Jakob Toretto, Dominic’s younger, estranged brother. Fast & Furious 9 is set to release on June 25 in the USA and fans are undoubtedly looking forward to seeing what will happen in the film. Perhaps fans might get to see Paul Walker’s character somehow.