The addition of Dwayne Johnson to the Fast & Furious globe in Rapid Five proved to be a game-changer for the franchise, and now John Cena is hoping to be the hottest wrestler-turned-actor to make such an impact.
Final 7 days Cena, who most a short while ago starred in Bumblebee, was formally forged in Rapid & Furious 9. And speaking to EW in the wake of the announcement, he couldn’t be a lot more fired up to get powering the wheel.
“There are a great number of approaches to explain the upside of an possibility like this,” he claims. “First and foremost, I’m a auto dude, and that is what the franchise was created off of. They have a way of weaving this loved ones narrative and producing it a truly effective and globally achieving franchise. They are also acknowledged for offering the more substantial-than-existence motion and proceed to outdo on their own, but they by no means shy absent from story and the narrative that they’ve formulated. They are continually redefining the franchise but not redefining the ethos. Literally, I’m surrounded by a team of men and women who are better than I am and such expert men and women with so much encounter, so what a fantastic natural environment to understand from. It definitely is a large chance.”
The news of Cena’s casting didn’t come out of nowhere. Final 12 months for the duration of the lead-up to Cena’s comedic turn in Blockers, EW informed the actor how best he’d be for Rapidly & Furious, to which Cena mentioned it would be “a desire.” Then in April, the confront of the franchise, Vin Diesel, posted a cryptic video on Instagram teasing Cena’s likely involvement.
“I’d like to feel your interview was the a single that sparked it, so I’m thankful to you,” Cena tells EW. “But also, I undoubtedly owe a many thanks to Vin Diesel as properly. Simply because he despatched out a social media concept sort of alluding to the fact that that possibility may possibly be authentic, but at the time it unquestionably was not. And his information had a good deal of body weight and attractiveness to it. I guess that form of received this avalanche of prospect rolling, and I’m just actually content to get the probability. I give everyone who is hooked up to the franchise and who enjoys the franchise the assure that you will get my absolute ideal.”
Quick & Furious 9 opens May perhaps 22, 2020.
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