Actor and WWE wrestler John Cena will be joining Fast and Furious 9 if a tease from Vin Diesel is any indication.
In a video posted on Instagram, Diesel said “As you know, I’m always thinking fast, and thinking about the responsibility of making something iconic and deserving of your loyalty. I know this sounds crazy, but every blue moon I feel like Pablo [Paul Walker] up there sends me someone. Another soldier in the fight for the truth. Today, someone came by Toretto Gym that speaks to what Pablo would have brought me.”
At the end of the video, Diesel brings Cena into the frame. He doesn’t say anything, but makes a quick “you can’t see me” motion and winks at the camera.
Cena’s appearance in the upcoming Fast and Furious 9 could serve as a stand-in of sorts after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed to MTV News that he’s sitting the next installment out.
Johnson was previously unsure if he’d be returning following a feud between himself and Diesel. Franchise star Tyrese Gibson blamed Johnson for Fast and Furious 9 being delayed to 2020, though Diesel later claimed “it’s unfair” to blame anyone on the delay.
Fast and Furious 9 is set to be released on May 22, 2020.
By Damilola Faustino