Now we’re getting so close to the release of Fast 9, yet another trailer has hit the screens, but this time it’s devoted to the strong female talent of the franchise. The Fast and Furious franchise has always been about family, regardless of background, race, or gender, and this new trailer emphasises just how powerful the women involved in Fast 9 are.
The trailer begins with Letty, played by Michelle Rodriguez, as she causes havoc on a dirtbike. Letty has always been the most prominent female character of the film, acting as Dom’s moral compass, but more importantly, she’s a badass fighter, driver, and a character who pushes the story forward as she takes on the role of mum to Dom’s son. This upcoming film will also feature Jordana Brewster as Mia much more than in previous films, and we’re so excited to see more of her character and see what damage she can do.
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“The Fast and Furious franchise is kinda unique,” Jordana tells the camera as the actors talk about how the female talent in the films. “It really sheds light on the female voice in action movies,” adds Michelle.
We’re then shown a shot of all the women involved, including Charlize Theron who returns as Cipher, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, and Helen Mirren who is set to show off her driving skills. That, I am very excited for.
Unfortunately, we should have seen this girl power come together last year, but COVID-19 forced the film to be pushed back multiple times. But the time is nearing when we’ll finally have Dom and his brother Jacob’s, played by John Cena, history revealed to us.
Magnets? Check. Huge stunts? Check. Huge rockets strapped to a Pontiac Fierro heading to space? Double check. June 25th is gonna be insane.