Vin Diesel's Son Joining 'Fast & Furious' Franchise as Young Dom | 22 Words

On your marks, get set... Go!

Fast & Furious is officially back with the 9th installment of the action franchise. The Fast journey has been a long one, with its debut being released all the way back in 2001, ultimately giving us eighteen glorious years of the movies.

But fans of the franchise have had some exciting news today ...

The Fast & Furious world premiered way back in 2001, and was initially dismissed by many as just another mindless action movie.


But since then, we've enjoyed 8 sequels and the franchise's cast has grown to include several A-listers, all while catapulting the original unknowns into superstardom as well.

But the latest addition to the cast has the internet excited...

People are well and truly excited about Fast & Furious 9.


And with good reason.

It was scheduled to be released in May 2020.

via: IMDB

Universal confirmed the new date after pushing back the original release date by a whole year. But, hey, good things come to those who wait, right?

The other Fast & Furious titles have been monumental successes.

Imdb

Fast & Furious is Universal Picture's largest grossing franchise of all time and currently ranks as the 9th highest-grossing franchise in the world.

Put together, the movies have a combined gross sum of $5.1 billion in the international box office.

So people were obviously very excited.


With the past movies being so damn good, Fast fans were understandably thrilled when the filming for the 9th installment officially began.

Vin Diesel teased fans with a sneak preview...


Oh, stop it, Vin!

Posting on his Instagram account, Vin shared a video of himself and co-star, Michelle Rodriguez, on the never-seen-before set of Fast & Furious 9 (which, by the way, doesn't have a set title yet...).

The video brought back a lot of memories for fans.

"Wow, wow, wow. We just completed our first day. It feels like a miracle. One hard earned. We're just so grateful. We're grateful to you, Universal," said a visibly emotional Diesel. "We're grateful to our whole team. Incredible crew and incredible cast, and most importantly, we're so grateful to you, world, that has adopted this franchise. Can you believe it? It's so awesome. We're so blessed and we love you so much."

Other cast members were quick to share their excitement...

Nathalie Emmanuel, who was cast the role of computer hacker, Ramsey, in Furious 7,  also took to social media to express her glee at being back with the other cast members.

Though Rodriguez's presence was perhaps the most exciting part.

Michelle Rodriguez has always been vocal about the role and the presence of women in screenwriting and TV. She has publicly fought to get more women in the filmmaking industry.

Her 2017 Instagram post went viral...

Rodriguez posted a photo of her with the cast and crew of The Fate of the Furious, with a hint that she may quit future movies unless more women are recognized and involved in the movies, and more diversity is included in the cast. She wrote, "F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise."

Fast & Furious is obviously becoming more inclusive to women.


Thank god for that. No matter how successful Fast & Furious has been, it has undeniably fallen into the trap of having a heavily male-dominated audience and has been guilty in the past of over-sexualizing its female characters.

A female writer was brought on board and, thankfully, Letty's return has been secured.

But now fans of the franchise have been hit by some exciting news.


There's a brand new face coming to the franchise.

But he's not totally new.


In fact, he'll be playing a younger version of Vin Diesel's character..

Yep, Vin Diesel's son Vincent Sinclair will be taking on the role of young Dom.

And we can't wait to see it!