John Cena Joins ‘Fast & Furious 9’, Calls It ‘Tremendous’
WWE wrestler-turned-actor John Cena is the latest addition to the ensemble cast of upcoming ninth installment in the Fast and Furious series of films. The Bumblebee star called coming on board the action franchise “a great opportunity.”
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cena said he is happy to get a chance to work with Fast stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.
“There are countless ways to describe the upside of an opportunity like this. They have a way of weaving this family narrative and making it a truly successful and globally reaching franchise. They’re also known for delivering the larger-than-life action and continue to outdo themselves, but they never shy away from story and the narrative that they’ve developed...”John Cena
"I'm surrounded by a group of people who are better than I am and such skilled people with so much experience, so what a great environment to learn from. It really is a tremendous opportunity," John added.
Vin had teased the 42-year-old actor joining the franchise in April and John credits him for getting him the gig.
“I certainly owe a thanks to Vin Diesel as well. Because he sent out a social media message kind of alluding to the fact that that opportunity may be real, but at the time it certainly was not. And his message had a lot of weight and appeal to it. I guess that kind of got this avalanche of opportunity rolling, and I’m just really happy to get the chance. I give everybody who is attached to the franchise and who enjoys the franchise the promise that you will get my absolute best,”John Cena
Fast & Furious 9 is set to release worldwide on 22 May, 2020.