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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: IMDBUniversal 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.
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.
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.
Her 2017 Instagram post went viral...
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!