Vin Diesel teased about John Cena’s casting in the ninth installment of Fast & Furious back in April on Instagram, and Universal officially confirmed Friday that the Blockers actor is a lock.
Cena’s character is under wraps, the only word coming to us is that he plays “a badass.” Dwayne Johnson, we hear, will not be in Fast & Furious 9.
Dan Casey is writing the screenplay from a story by Justin Lin. Production starts later this month for a May 22, 2020 release.
Diesel is producing through his One Race Films and Lin for Perfect Storm Entertainment.
Cena is repped by ICM Partners.
Here’s Diesel’s original Instagram: