In a recent interview, John Cena revealed his desire to return to the Fast & Furious franchise as part of the final trilogy. As Jakob Toretto, the estranged brother of Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), Cena made his Fast debut in F9, and now Cena has confirmed that he wants to drive again for Universal’s Fast & Furious 10.
“I’ll change my peace sign to crossing my fingers. I can tell you this: You probably won’t see me in Fast 10 dressed like [Peacemaker],” Cena joked with Good Morning America when asked about his place in Fast and Furious.
“I really hope you see me in Fast 10. I know they’re gearing up for production, and I would love nothing more than to return to the franchise. I’m a big fan myself.”
After the death of the father of the family, Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo), Jakob comes to an eventual agreement with his long lost brother in F9, having gone rogue as an ex-agent of Mr. Nobody’s (Kurt Russell).
Unfortunately, Cena was looking forward to throwing punches with WWE rival Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, but Johnson has confirmed that he “would not be returning to the franchise” after a feud with Vin Diesel.
“I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return,” he told CNN. He continued: “I’m confident in the Fast universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience… I truly wish my former co-stars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”
Universal Pictures has set the sequel to Fast & Furious 10 for a May 19, 2023 release. Part 2 will be directed by returning franchise director Justin Lin.