Over the course of two decades, Dominic Toretto, the protagonist of Vin Diesel, starred in the Fast & Furious franchise has taken on a number of formidable enemies, from Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs to Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw and Charlize Theron’s Cipher. In Fast & Furious 9, Dom takes on Jakob, his younger brother with a huge grudge against him. John Cena, who will play Jakob, recently told Collider that it was an honor to play the greatest opponent Dom has ever faced.
“I certainly have not overlooked the responsibility of the opportunity. I have the privilege of reaping the benefits of this family that laid the foundation and built the structure of a global blockbuster. and to be Dom’s greatest adversary of all time. That’s not lost. I think it has to start there. It has to start with respect. It goes back to what Justin says about earning your next chapter. I think that’s is a beautiful metaphor for life too. Everything we get must be earned. I was grateful enough to develop a relationship with Vin, and Vin was gracious enough to give me a chance. I thank him forever, and I always do, before betting on me. ‘
The trailer for F9 has already shown what a great threat Jacob is. The character has been described as a master thief, assassin and powerful driver, who can stand alone against not only Dom but his entire crew. Jakob also teams up with Cipher and appears to be out to destroy everything that is dear to Dom. According to John Cena, his experience as a wrestler for WWE made him understand that he had to prove his mettle to be a genuine part of the Fast & Furious family.
‘I remember telling it [Diesel] a long time ago that I did not want to abandon him because I love the oeuvre that has been built up and it is an honor. In my experiences in the WWE, I knew what it’s like to be the new kid in the locker room. I also knew what it’s like in WWE to be the 15-year-old vet when I look at the new kid in the locker room like, “Who the hell is this?” You always want to make sure that someone’s intentions are genuine and that their passion is true. Regardless of how many episodes of the franchise you’ve been involved in, I believe that when the heart is there, you can experience that welcoming family environment. I experienced it first hand and after the working day was over. They are memories that I will remember forever. It’s a really great experience. “
Directed by Justin Lin, F9 stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, starring Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron and Cardi B. The film hits theaters May 28. news was first reported to Collider.
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